A handbook to Sheila Hicks' Paris
This handbook accompanies Sheila Hicks' project for the 2016 'Festival d'Automne' in Paris. Entitled 'Apprentissages' ('learning processes'), it develops as a manifold exhibition held successively in the classical architecture of the Musée Carnavalet, dedicated to the history of Paris, in several shop windows in different Parisian neighborhoods, and finally in the post-modernist black cube of the Théâtre des Amandiers-Nanterre. Extensively documenting the site-specific installations, the book is built around a conversation between Sheila Hicks and Clément Dirié about her life and work, her relationship with Paris, her methods of learning and sharing. It also republished a short text written in 1969 by Claude Lévi-Strauss, a friend of the artist.
Apprentissages, a series of installations conceived by Sheila Hicks in the context of the 'Festival d'Automne' in Paris, was presented between 13 September and 17 December 2016.
Published with the Festival d'Automne à Paris.
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