FRANK PERRIN RECEIVES A PRIZE AT FIPADOC 2021 FOR 'KLASH! ART IN ACTION' - CRASH Magazine
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FRANK PERRIN RECEIVES A PRIZE AT FIPADOC 2021 FOR ‘KLASH! ART IN ACTION’

By Crash

French artists Frank Perrin has just received the Best French Project Prize at FIPADOC Biarritz for his series of short films KLASH! Art in Action. The International Documentary Festival invited directors from all over the world to pitch their projects and ideas – virtually of course – awarding them with a grant to help support the production process. With a prize of 5000 euros, Perrin and his team are set to make their idea come to life.

Here is the KLASH! Art in Action pitch:

“As soon as I set up my studio on rue Visconti in Paris in 2007, I had the obsessive desire to tell the story of Christo’s founding artistic act in that same street in 1962. From this first gesture and then with Burden and other artists such as Gianni Motti or David Hammons for example, I conceived a project of a series of short films which stages founding artistic acts which each in their own way, in different eras, have marked both the history of art and History at the same time.

Far from galleries and museums, often in the street and public space, in action and in interaction with people, each episode describes
an unusual artistic act, often impertinent, and always exemplary. Each episode deciphers the stakes and the historical and artistic context of this heroic gesture, but also the consequences for the artist and for the history of art. The series gradually builds up an encyclopaedia of decisive artistic acts, most of which are little known, and thus reveals an underground and secret history of the avant-gardes, seen from the side of action, under the sign of activism and radical irruption.

In 3 minutes, KLASH! Art in Action, retraces the history of a singular artistic act that challenges preconceived ideas about art.”

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