Olympe Racana-Weiler. "Journal"

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"Olympe Racana-Weiler. Journal", Paris, Éditions Lord Byron, 2023

1st edition
Edition of 150 copies
Hardcover, 16 x 24 cm, 64 pages
French edition
ISBN : 978-2-491901-54-7

The catalog "Diary" documents the solo exhibition of the artist Olympe Racana-Weiler at the Fondation GGL in Montpellier which runs from March 10 to September 9, 2023. It consists of a preface by Alain Guiraudon, a presentation by Richard Leydier and a conversation with the artist.

Born in 1990, Olympe Racana-Weiler lives and works in Paris. After a BFA in Fine Arts and Art Sciences at the University of Paris 1 - Panthéon Sorbonne in 2014, the artist of Franco-Argentine origin trained alongside the American artist Jim Dine. She has enriched her technique in recent years by working on woodcutting at the Steindruck Printing Studio in Austria, under the guidance of Christophe Chavanne and Gabi Pechmann. She also assists Julien Torhy and Marc Moyano at Michael Woolworth's printmaking studio in Paris. Her work has been presented in several group exhibitions since 2013 (France, Romania, Singapore) and has been the subject of solo shows since 2018 (Galerie Jérôme Pauchant). In the same year, she was awarded the Antoine Marin Prize for painting and the Pierre Cardin Prize of the Académie des Beaux-Arts for painting.

Richard Leydier is an exhibition curator, art critic and former editor-in-chief of the magazine Art Press. In this context, he has written a large number of monographs devoted to artists as diverse as David Altmejd, Bernhard Martin, Georg Baselitz, Vanessa Beecroft and Ernesto Neto. He is the author of several books on Ronan Barrot, Marc Desgrandchamps, Jean Messagier, Jonathan Meese and François Rouan, among others. He is currently the artistic director of the Fondation GGl in Montpellier.