Artist talk between Marina Faust and Gaëlle Obiégly

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On the occasion of Marina Faust’s personal exhibition at Xippas Paris, we are happy to invite you to a conversation between the artist and the writer Gaëlle Obiégly.

For the exhibition, Marina Faust creates a long line of portraits from her Faces series to be contemplated from the seated perspective on a Traveling Chair: « The Traveling Chairs come full circle, returning to their original purpose ». Downstairs, works from the new Panorama series are presented along with the Rolling Stools which come from boudoir vintage stools and are also stabilized and elevated with multiple industrial wheel structures. Besides the fact to sit on them they can be seen as utopian creatures or dystopian pets.

This conversation with Gaëlle Obiégly will be an occasion to discuss Marina Faust’s new exhibition as well as to discover her practice, references and thinking.

Marina Faust was born in 1950 in Vienna, Austria, where she lives and works. She began her artistic career as a photo-reporter in Vienna. Her first exhibitions took place at Galerie Agathe Gaillard in Paris in the 1980s. In 1995, she expanded her artistic practice onto other disciplines such as video, objects, installations and collages. In 2019 Marina Faust was awarded the Otto Breicha Award for Artistic Photography in Austria, which led to a solo exhibition at the Museum der Moderne, Salzburg in 2020.

Gaëlle Obiégly is a French writer. Her novels explore desertion, life in reserve, and withdrawal, always marked by a very singular vision. She has published eleven works of fiction, from her first book (Gallimard, 2000) to Totally unknown (Christian Bourgois, 2022). She won several literary prizes.

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