Joris Brantuas - My Art goes boom ...

FREE ABSTRACT is the title of the show i so on a private visit to the tripostal in avignon. (merci Nolwenne ). I couldnt agree more, its abstract and its free. the lightness and casualness in which the surface is treated, the way the 2200 m2 space is taken, and of course the scale of the works, are mind blowing. the work is passionate, filled with energy, humor & courage.

Joris was a student of Claude Viallat, which can explain the scale and the surface liberty he took, he is also the director of a prolific artist run project in few cities in the south called "MY ART GOES BOOM" . He is now working on a second Large scale show in a 4000 m2 hangar in Sete ,see the preparations here :  free abstract

ARTBNB 1#: "Family Business"

The opening of "Family Business", Artbnb’s first exhibition, will take place on November 28th, starting at 4PM. It will be hosted by "Best Place to Stay in Marseille", an Airbnb apartment, 29 Rue Pavillon 13001 Marseille.

Artists: Henry Amistadi, Carolle Benitah, Julia Gat, Melissa Kagerer, Ilka Kramer, Julien Magre, Dominique Mérigard, Christiana Rifaat

Family Business is curated by Julia Gat and organised by LOOK&LISTEN, presenting a variety of photographers whose body of work focuses on the context of family life. Subjects include the photographers’ children, parents, siblings, close friends, and whoever might enter their definition of the term family. Presented here with diverse photographers capturing their surroundings, family documentation goes beyond “souvenir” pictures to explore the complexity of the everyday family dynamics.

November 28th, 2015 - January 31st, 2016.

Visit by appointment, please contact:

Co-edition with 'Atellier Tchikebe'

+ The B&W Co-Edition series with Atelier Tchikebe includes 60 copies signed and numbered by 6 artists:

Rob de Oude (NY), Ky Anderson (NY), Yoav Efrati (TLV), Didier Petit (FR), Yifat Gat (FR), Armelle De Sainte Marie (FR).

Olivier & Julien Ludwig-Legardez, Atellier Tchikebe, Marseille.


meeting Olivier & Julien Ludwig-Legardez, from Atellier Tchikebe, is one of the reasons i love Marseilles. to me its mysterious and filled with surprises, I never expected we could have such a great print shop here - isnt that great?

The B&W project @ SLUICE, London, 2015.


We where working on the b&w book for the SLUICE art fair when i thought to myself, why not have a mini series of our own?
i asked 5 artists to join me, and we made an edition of 60just black on white.
the prints are 30x30 cm, on a 32x35 cm paper ( the extra room at the bottom is for signing officially, but the truth is it also reminds me of a stamp shape ,and of my father that used to collect them)
as for the paper -  i just couldn't help printing them on my favorite , 300 gr Bristol. i use this paper for my own work, i buy it from the same press house for years now, and even though its not a 'traditional' artsy paper , to me it made more sense that way. "i like the 'blue', 'cold' quality of this kind of white", Olivier approved...

Rob de Oude


Choosing the artists is like solving a crossword : 3 boys, 3 girls, 2 Marseille , 2 Tel-Aviv, 2 New-York. I was looking for line painters, since there wasn't going to be any colors , click on their blue names to see the final result ...

Rob De Oude was a natural choice, his work looks great on paper , and we already showed a b&w work by him at the b&w expo , so we knew it will work...

ky Anderson - i love her work but she is a pure colorists,  no one more distance than working b&w than here - so i enjoyed challenging her :)

Armelle De Saint Marie

as for the French, Didier petit was my first duo expo partner when arriving to France, he draws by cutting paper, and i always thought his work could be made into great prints...

Armelle showed a large grid ink drawing at the B&W show we had at the L&L gallery at St-Chamas , her work has the same elegant smart presence the she has

Yifat Gat

As for TLV artists, well there's me and Yoav.  my proposition is taken from a series of pottery i was working on at the studio at that time, i remember visiting Tokyo, they have pottery stores with piles of pottery floor to ceiling. all black ! i was impressed by how useful pottery was considered, everyday like, this series reminds me of those.

Yoav Efrati was one of my idols living in Israel , he is completely free with his lines, and he doodles on a 10 meter walls or a 10cm paper same way, following humans big efforts or magical moments with dark humor & compassionate heart, i was so happy he agreed to contribute

The B&W project @ Fos


L'Artothèque intercommunale de Ouest Provence, LOOK&LISTEN et le Théâtre de Fos SCENES ET CINES Ouest Provence presents:

Orgenized by Beatrice Beha

Wall works by Yifat Gat
who also curated a selection of b&w works out of the Ouest Provence Collection.
+ presentation of the b&w book
+ the b&w co-edition with tchikebe was bought for the collection

This Artothèque collection is an art library : privates, schools and enterprises are welcome to borrow art for up to three months at a time ,in a yearly price of a cup of coffee !

L'Artothèque intercommunale de Ouest Provence, LOOK&LISTEN et le Théâtre de Fos SCENES ET CINES Ouest Provence vous invitent au vernissage lundi 09 novembre 2015 à 18h30 de l'exposition


Yifat Gat

Du 6 novembre au 13 décembre 2015 au Centre Culturel Marcel Pagnol à Fos-sur-Mer

En 2015, l'artothèque fait l'acquisition de 6 estampes éditées par LOOK&LISTEN, des sérigraphies en noir et blanc réalisées dans le cadre d'une collaboration avec Tchikebe, imprimeurs et éditeurs d'oeuvres d'art marseillais.

En préfiguration de l'exposition des nouvelles acquisitions de l'Artothèque, dont feront partie les estampes noir et blanc de LOOK&LISTEN, l'artiste est venue choisir dans la collection de l'Artothèque une trentaine d'œuvres en noir et blanc.
A partir de ces œuvres, elle élaborera sur les murs et les vitres de la salle d'exposition du centre culturel un dialogue entre les œuvres sélectionnées et sa pratique du dessin. 
Œuvre in situ, "THE B&W PROJECT" sera la proposition d'une image hybride et éphémère correspondant à la représentation en dessin du rapport que l'artiste éprouvera avec les œuvres.

Dans la collection de l'Artothèque il y a des œuvres en couleur mais il y en a aussi beaucoup en noir et blanc. Ce projet est une belle occasion de les mettre en valeur.


La galerie Béa-Ba vous convie à une discussion autour de l'oeuvre de Marie Claude Bugeaud et à la présentation de son livre d'artiste ; ouvrage qui comporte outre le texte de Joseph Julien Guglielmi – La nuit multicolore - et celui de Romain Mathieu – Mettre en présence – une suite de 10 sérigraphies (dont 3 doubles pages) de Marie-Claude Bugeaud.

"The B&W project" SLUICE art fair , London


The B&W Project - Instillation view at SLUICE

The B&W project poster in the middle of our special B&W co-edition made for the sluice fair , with Atelier Tchikebe, Marseille.

Lydia Rump going over the Sluice catalog designed by Daniel Devlin

we showed around 30 artists from the 100 in the THE B&W PUBLICATION

Rieko koga looking at the THE B&W PUBLICATION at the opening night

The SLUICE talks program was organized by Ben Street . The art world as an open system talk. participating : Erin Lawlor, Enrico Gomez and Yifat Gat.

Marble dust on windows by y.gat

"The quintessential installation of the fair curated by Charlie Levine - Sluice director, incorporated works by Yifat Gat (who also runs the Black & White Project) and Katherine Di Turi . Using marble dust, Gat created delicate emblems in the mullioned windows of the space that ranged around three sides of a large room. Di Turi installed small, black-and-white photographs of antique mirrors on the walls between some of the windows. In each instance, what was seen within the framed pieces of glass was doubled, and still images were paired with moving. Gat’s Marble dust overlaid views of central London, bringing what was outside of the room inside. The glass protecting Di Turi’s photographs also reflected figures as they moved about, placing the space of the room within the confines of her frames. experienced that last-noted installation with only a handful of other viewers present, and we all commented on the magic of its rough simplicity. That is, of course, what distinguishes Sluice from Frieze. At the former, roughness and simplicity are contrivances that provide a whiff of “authenticity,” when Frieze truly legitimizes what money can buy or is willing to endorse. Sluice offers the possibility of art actively transforming your time with it — no money required." Janet Tyson of Hyperallergic



"The Black and White Project" is an ongoing exploration that started as a curatorial post on the LOOK&LISTEN blog. In 2014 it was expanded into an exhibition at the L&L gallery, presenting works by 30 international artists.  This publication includes works by 100 artists from around the world. 

Organized by : Yifat Gat   /   Design : Studio Vincent Verdeile   /   Text : David Rhodes

Thank you : Lydia Rump, Erin lawlor, Julia Gat.



Participated artists : Andrew Bick, Don Voisine, Katherine Bradford, Matthew Deleget, Eve Aschheim, Alain Biltereyst, Amy Feldman, Rob de Oude, Ky Anderson, Tilman Hoepfl, Yevgeniya Baras, Erin Lawlor, Daniel Levine, Didier Petit, lydia rump, Brian Cypher, Claire collin collin, Tobias Wenzel, Laurence De Leersnyder, Ward Schumaker, Emily Berger, Guy Yanai, Gabriele Herzog, Karl Bielik, Armelle de Sainte Marie, Rene Korten, Corinne Laroche, Shawn Stipling, Rosaire Appel, Per Adolfsen, Mary Judge, Lina Jabbour, Andrea Heller, Jonathan Higgins, Heidi Pollard, Mikhail Lezin, Katrin Bremermann, Douglas Witmer, Dan Devening, Sharon Butler, Charles Williams, Playpaint, Sigrid Calon, Hadas Hasid, Elissa Marchal, John Tallman, Matthew Wong, Lael Marshall, Rieko Koga, Jérémie Delhome, Michael Voss, Jai Llewellyn, Meg Lipke, Richard van der Aa, Ekaterina Zhadina, Gary Petersen, Debra M Smith, Paul Pagk, Rachel Beach, Lisa Solomon, Carleen Zimbalatti, Andrew Seto, Yoav Efrati, Cecilia Vissers, David Rhodes, Clinton King, Justine Frischmann, Jaanika Peerna, Mark Wethli, Valerie Brennan, Paul Behnke, Marian Bijlenga, Pascale Hugonet, Vicki Sher, Pete Schulte, Benjamin Gardner, Daniel G. Hill, Michel Barjol, Catherine Haggarty, Vincent Hawkins, Ian White Williams, Katrina Blannin, Beatrice Beha, Sarajo Frieden, Anne Russinof, Matthew McLemore, Nelio, Brian Edmonds, Janet Meester, Hooper turner, Peter Shear, Cary Smith, Sara Bright, Laura Charlton, Perry Kopchak, Espen Erichsen, Kale Tunnessen, Jeremy Laffon, Yifat Gat, Judith Braun.