Interview with Axel Dibie and Alix Dionot-Morani, founders of Galerie Crèvecoeur in Paris
Paris the “grande dame“ who always seems to stay a young girl became a strong hub for artists during the last years. The perfect place for Galerie Crèvecoeur which is placed in Bellville, Paris’ accumulator for emerging galleries. Founded in 2008 by Axel Dibie and Alix Dionot-Morani the gallery represents a program of french and international artists.
What brought you to contemporary art in the first place?
Literature, cinema, art…
What motivated you to open a gallery?
Working in the closest way with artists.
How would you describe the program of your gallery?
French and international.
What do your artists have in common or how are they connected?
They raise important questions about producing images and knowledge today.
How would you describe the role of a gallery in the art world today?
The galleries, by their independence, are a motor for diversity in the art world.
What about institutional support? Is it difficult to seek their attention as a young gallery?
If your program is strong, institutional support comes – today young artists seek a lot of attention.
How are you working together as a two-man gallery?
We fight every day.
Is there anyone who has influenced you as a gallerist?
A lot of people who, throughout their life, supported artists. Producers, publishers, collectors, gallerists.
How does digitalization affect your work as a gallerist?
It increases the competition. Thus you must work more to be the best!
Could you tell us about the location of your gallery and why you have chosen it.
We chose the space for its inherent physical qualities, location does not matter in itself.
How is the contemporary art scene of Paris evolving?
Paris is getting younger and younger – as strange as it seems for an old lady.
What are your plans for the future?
Galerie Crèvecoeur takes part in Liste–Art Fair Basel from June 13th to 18th, 2017. The gallery will present a selection of works by Louise Sartor, Renaud Jerez and Jason Matthew Lee.
Galerie Crèvecoeur has participated in the 2nd edition of Paris Internationale in Paris from October 19th to 23rd 2016.
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