Agathe DE Bailliencount

Residency Program

Institutional Recommendation Program


Agathe de Bailliencourt

Participating Project Institutional Recommendation Program
Period 2009.10 - 2009.11
Purpose of the residency

First of all. I'll paint a commissioned painting installation in the new embassy building. Then I'll be part of the "No Man's Land" project that will showcase 57 artists works, mostly from France and Japan, in the old French embassy building. There, I'll paint a huge installation. The exhibition will start on November 26th until January 31.
Finally, during the last week of my stay, I'll realize a commissioned painting in a classroom of the French-Japanese Institute in Iidabashi.

Plan during the residency

Exhibition "No Man's Land" (Former French Embassy in Tokyo)

Your activities during your stay in Tokyo
I was invited by the French Embassy in Tokyo to participate in several projects. First of all, I've been creating a permanent commissioned painting installation in the new embassy building. Then I've been a part of the "No Man's Land" project that is featuring 57 artists' works, mostly from France and Japan, in the old French Embassy buildinng. There, I painted a huge installation in the entrance area on the parking lot and a smaller installation in the girl's restroom on the 3rd floor. The exhibition started on November 26th and will be running until January 31st. Finally, during the last week of my stay, I realized a permanent commissioned painting in a classroom of the French-Japanese Institute in Iidabashi.

Your impression of Tokyo and how your stay here has affected on your works I was delighted to have all those great possibilities with the French Embassy. Luckily, I've been in Japan several times before and I've been always deeply touched. But this time I think the two permanent works I7ve painted in the New French Embassy and in the French Japanese Institute were highly influenced by the 'Japanese lightness' and the wonderful aesthetics.

Your future activities
The projects I am working on right now include; among others, two permanent installations in France in collaboration with two French architects, an installation at the Freies Museum in Berlin and a solo show in New York City.

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