Joanne Tatham and Tom O'Sullivan. Slapstick Mystics with Sticks, 2004.

Summer School 2009 Visiting Curator Talk: Yann Chateigné Tytelman

Plug In ICA presents a talk by visiting curator Yann Chateigné Tytelman, as part of Summer School 2009. The talk will take place Thursday, August 27 at 7 p.m. The talk is open to the public, free and everyone is welcome to attend.

Yann Chateigné Tytelman is Head of Programs at the Museum of Contemporary Art (CAPC) in Bordeaux, France. Since 2007 he has developed an active research-based program of exhibitions, events and publications. Tytelman has been researching, curating, writing, teaching and publishing on visual and live arts, music and popular culture since the early 2000s. Previously, he held positions at the Pompidou Center and the French Ministry of Culture. He has organized several solo and collective independent curatorial projects setting up specific methodologies on singular cross-disciplinary subjects, such as the relations between art and theater (“A Theater withtout Theater”, MACBA, Barcelona / Museu Berardo, Lisbon, 2007-2008), visual arts, cinema and music in the French psychedelic scene (“I∆O. Psychedelic Explorations in France, 1968-∞”, CAPC, Bordeaux, 2008-09), art, design and architecture and the exhibition as a living place (“Ultramoderne”, Halle Paul Wurth, Luxembourg, Passerelle, Brest, 2007-08), the re-invention in contemporary art (“Début de Siècle”, Rochechouart, 2007), or the wunderkammer as a model for artistic practices (“Hradacany”, La Générale, Paris, 2006).

Tytelman has published his essays, articles and reviews in various books, exhibition catalogues and magazines including Frog, Beaux-Arts Magazine andLes Cahiers du Musée National d’Art Moderne. He has edited books such as “La Force de l’Art 01”, a 1000 page archive-based catalogue published on the occasion of the last Paris Triennial. Tytelman taught history and theory of art and culture at Ecole du Louvre and Paris 8 University in Paris, and has given numerous lectures in Universities and other teaching programs in France and abroad. He set up an alternative school in Saint-Germain-en-Laye near Paris (2005-06) and participated in establishing an autonomous postgraduate program run by artists in the School of Fine Arts in Nantes in 2005. In 2006, he founded the publishing house it :paris dedicated to artist books, theory and magazines, and ran independent fanzines such as “The Flesh” and “Mono” (coming soon).

Tytelman is currently preparing a collective research-based exhibition on folklore in art and architecture, “Insiders: Know-hows, Usages, Practices”, which will be held at CAPC, Bordeaux, in October 2009.