Claire Fontaine

French, Founded 2004

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Claire Fontaine

French, Founded 2004

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A Paris-based collective founded in 2004, Claire Fontaine is named after a brand of French notebooks and stationery. In an attempt to identify the transformed position of “the artist”, Claire Fontaine has conceived of the “readymade artist,” which considers the contemporary artist as equivalent to Marcel Duchamp’s urinal or Andy Warhol’s Brillo Box. The collective has developed a practice in which existing forms and materials—such as ephemeral-object sculpture, installation, video, painting, infographics, and neon—are crafted into works that critique political and aesthetic norms of the art world.

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Solo show at a major institution
The Jewish Museum
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Group show at a major institution
Tate Modern, and 12 more
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Reviewed by a major art publication
frieze, and 3 more
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Included in a major biennial
Manifesta, and 2 more
Biography

A Paris-based collective founded in 2004, Claire Fontaine is named after a brand of French notebooks and stationery. In an attempt to identify the transformed position of “the artist”, Claire Fontaine has conceived of the “readymade artist,” which considers the contemporary artist as equivalent to Marcel Duchamp’s urinal or Andy Warhol’s Brillo Box. The collective has developed a practice in which existing forms and materials—such as ephemeral-object sculpture, installation, video, painting, infographics, and neon—are crafted into works that critique political and aesthetic norms of the art world.

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
Top emerging
Emerging representation
Represented by up-and-coming galleries.
User
Solo show at a major institution
The Jewish Museum
Group
Group show at a major institution
Tate Modern, and 12 more
Publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
frieze, and 3 more
Fair
Included in a major biennial
Manifesta, and 2 more
Articles Featuring Claire Fontaine
What Does It Mean to Be Jewish? New York’s Jewish Museum Offers Almost 600 Answers
Feb 2nd, 2018
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