OVERVIEW

Anaïs Touchot

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2021

1987

France

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Anaïs Touchot - studio view, 2021

From “psyzzeria” to “pedilove” via “doga”


Anaïs Touchot’s environments are the results of the meeting between two spaces with usually distant uses (the psychoanalyst's office and the pizzeria, the foot-bath and the love hotels). These installations reproduce gather dogs who love yoga, cats who sell their sweetness, and an audience whose status oscillates between spectator and customer. It can thus be offered to enjoy a fountain of youth in an open bar; to get a manicure inspired by masterpieces of modern art, or to shop in the lingerie or funeral department of a shopping centre of odds and ends.

Elsa Vettier, 2019

Using recycled materials, the artist constructs all of the environments — from furniture to signage — which will welcome visitors. Everything is designed in order to create interactions with the public invited to engage in a conversation with the artist so that she carries out their portrait on a pizza dough, or to immerse their face in the "facial sauna". Through a multitude of indications and interjections directly written on the wall or painted on wooden panels, the artist plays with the marketed language that inhabits shopping centres or spaces dedicated to the well-being. - Elsa Vettier

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above: exhibition views, QUiNTESSENCE PAS CHÈRE, 2021, Galerie des Territoires Partagés, Marseille, Installation from various recovery elements

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above: exhibition views, MAUVE ZONE FRAC BRETAGNE - ART NORAC AWARD 2021

artist portrait

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2020

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Anaïs Touchot sees in body-building a way which opens up avenues of responses. Her analysis of fitness is especially subtle: over and above being a question of statuary, looking at the body is a worldwide preoccupation. It is also one of the rare places where a women can show virility. The idea of opening a gym started to take shape: authorized virility, togetherness, friendship and cohesion were forever being emphasized.

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La Universidad Del Amor, 2017 Exhibition views at Feria del millon, Barranquilla, Colombia
  • Q&A with Anaïs Touchot
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Relax au Centre commercial, 2019

4min 52, vocal improvisation by Anaïs Touchot on sound piece by Vincent Malassis