Workshops at CENTRALE – With Ninon Mazeaud

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03-10 / 17-10 / 07-11 / 21-11 2018 – 14:00 > 16:00 – € 5 (entrance to the exhibition included and material provided)
Intergenerational workshops (from 8 years)

Info and reservations :  – 02 279 64 44

Workshops led by the artist Ninon Mazeaud in the frame of the exhibition RESISTANCE

3-10 2018 – Say, shout, write!

Words are usually the first weapons in all struggles. Using repertoires of words from the exhibition and associating words and fonts, we will come up with new slogans, mottoes, political statements, social claims and artistic demands. Each participant will create an original poster reproduced in several copies by means of photocopying. Everyone can then post, exchange or disseminate the results.

17-10 2018 – the resistant female body

Constant subject for struggles, the female body has too long been imprisoned by canons of beauty. Thankfully, artists still use it constantly as a tool for advocacy.

Using advertising supports such as fashion magazine pages or large format commercials, the participants will experiment the misappropriation of imagery using several techniques (painting, collage, scratching, cutting, etc.) to give these female bodies the strength to convey another/new message.

Reproduced and then printed, these new images will make up the pages of a fanzine – self publication available at the reception of La Centrale – designed by the participants of the workshop.

7-11 2018 – Silk-screening, a tool of resistance postponed to 21-11 2018

This easy and silent printing technique has often been used to diffuse messages of struggles and resistance. During the May 1968 events, the silk-screening studio of the Paris Ecole des Beaux-Arts is transformed into the Atelier Populaire, a free studio for creating the protest posters that would soon plaster the walls of the city.

Simple forms, shocking words, few colours… enough to create a universal message. Participants of this workshop will explore this artisan printing method by creating simple cut-out forms and letters in self-adhesive paper.

Everyone will print a series of 10 copies of their design on white paper or in overprinting based on the creations of the former workshops.

These productions will also adorn the pages of the fanzine made throughout the workshops.

Timing to be confirmed – Diverting the news

The free newspapers that we pick up in the underground are part of our daily lives. Often read on our way to work, we too quickly cast them aside. The day’s Métro will be starting point of our workshop and daily news will be diverted to create satires and new critical spaces.

The strength of struggle messages also lies in collective and anonymous creations. All the images created in the 4 workshops will be reproduced and laid out to make a fanzine, which will be available at the reception desk of La Centrale after the workshops.