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Interview with Kapwani Kiwanga by Corinna Ewald, Smaranda Olcèse, Julie Pellegrin.

Graphic design: Claire Moreux.
published in June 2017
bilingual edition (English / French)
13,5 x 21,5 cm (softcover) + postcard
32 pages (1 color ill.)
ISBN: 978-2-9558778-1-4
EAN: 9782955877814
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An in-depth exploration of the Canadian artist's anthropology-based research method in the form of a conversation with Corinna Ewald, Smaranda Olcèse, and Julie Pellegrin (inaugural title of the “Digressions” series initiated by La Ferme du Buisson in collaboration with Captures editions).
Digressions is a series of conversations with artists. Initiated by La Ferme du Buisson Centre for Contemporary Art in association with Captures editions, the series accompanies the art centre's exhibition programme.  Taking as their starting point a group discussion, these publications offer an insight into the thinking, the references, the methods—and sometimes the meanderings—that fuel a creative process.

Published following the exhibition “Ujamaa” at the Ferme du Buisson, Marne-la-Vallée, from April 24 to October 9, 2016.

Corinna Ewald is in charge of media relations at the Ferme du Buisson.

Smaranda Olcèse is an art critic who also makes videos covering the performing arts and contemporary arts exhibitions.

Julie Pellegrin is the director of the Ferme du Buisson Centre for Contemporary Art.
In her most recent works Kapwani Kiwanga (born 1978 in Hamilton, Ontario, lives and works in Paris) appears like a scientist, mobilizing her knowledge in social sciences to develop research projects. Following a singular methodology, she creates specific protocols she uses like filters to observe specificities and capacity to change of cultures; the result can take the form of installations, videos or happenings.
Kapwani Kiwanga studied anthropology and comparative religion at McGill University (Montreal, CA). She has followed the program “La Seine” at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Paris, and also works at Le Fresnoy (a french national center for contemporary art). She was artist in residence at the MU Foundation in Eindhoven (NL) and at the Box in Bourges (FR).
Kapwani Kiwanga's works have been already exhibited in Centre Georges Pompidou (FR), the Glasgow Center of Contemporary Art (UK), the Museum of Modern art de Dublin (IE), the Bienal Internacional de Arte Contemporáneo de Almeria (ES), Salt Beyoglu in Istanbul (TK), the South London Gallery (UK), the Jeu de Paume in Paris (FR), the Kassel Documentary Film Festival (DE), the Kaleidoscope Arena Rome (IT) and at Paris Photo (FR).
Kapwani Kiwanga has been nominated as commissioned artist by The Armory Show, where a solo show is devoted to her work in 2016. Twice nominated for BAFTA, her movies have been rewarded in several international festivals.