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Jeanne Vicerial - Armors
The first publication dedicated to the French artist known for her avant-garde practice, pushing back the codes of the textile industry, questioning the dichotomy between made-to-measure and ready-to-wear, and the place of women and the female body in society, Armors brings together about fifteen new textile sculptures in various formats, some archival images, as well as an unpublished text by the philosopher Emanuele Coccia and a conversation between Jeanne Vicerial and the art historian Ida Soulard.
Published on the occasion of the eponymous exhibition at Templon Gallery, Paris, in 2023.
Born 1991, Jeanne Vicerial lives and works in Paris. Her passion for clothes design began when she was a teenager. After studying costume design then obtaining a master's in clothes design at the Paris École des Arts Décoratifs in 2015, she started a research project which resulted in a Sciences, Arts, Creation and Research PhD. Her thesis, defended in 2019, questions the mechanisms at work in the design of contemporary clothing and proposes an alternative to the made-to-measure/ready-to-wear dichotomy associated with fast-fashion culture. She took her research further by teaming up with the mechatronics department at MINES ParisTech to develop a patented robotised process for producing made-to-measure clothes with no waste. She also chose an artistic path which led her to work with Hussein Chalayan and then found research and design studio Clinique vestimentaire. In addition to producing her own creations, she has quickly established an array of partnerships with artists working in different fields, including photographers, sculptors, performers, choreographers, musicians and perfumers. Jeanne Vicerial was the artist-in-residence at the French Academy in Rome, at Villa Medici, in 2019-2020. Her work has been widely shown, including at the Palais de Tokyo in Paris (2018), Villa Medici and Palazzo Farnese in Rome (2020) and Collection Lambert in Avignon (2021), and was recently included in the Centre National des Arts Plastiques collection in Paris.
Edited by Théa Chevalin.
Texts by Emanuele Coccia and Ida Soulard.

Graphic design: Cecil Studio (Cécile Maingot).
published in March 2023
bilingual edition (English / French)
22 x 28 cm (hardcover)
104 pages (ill.)
ISBN : 978-2-91751-547-1
EAN : 9782917515471
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