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Silvie Defraoui

Silvie Defraoui

Off Words

Edited by Julie Enckell Julliard
Edited by Federica Martini


Publishing 14th Nov 2022
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    • A new series featuring interviews with distinguished international women artists that offer insights into the artists' sources and visions for their work, the topics they engage with, and their view of the world in which they live and work
    • The series gradually constitutes a new, polyphonic narrative of art history, told by women artists who actively shape it
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    Off Words is a new series of books featuring interviews with women artists from around the world. Editors Julie Enckell Juliard and Federica Martini offer these artists a format to speak about the sources and visions for their work, discuss the topics they engage with, and to elaborate on their view of the world in which they live and work. Over time, the series will offer a new, polyphonic narrative of art history, told by distinguished artists who actively shape this history through their work, thoughts, and teaching.

    Silvie Defraoui, born 1935, is a pioneer of video art and of art education in her native Switzerland. Together with her late husband Chérif Defraoui (1932–94) she founded the legendary studio Média Mixte at Geneva’s École supérieure des Beaux- Arts (today HEAD–Genève). They also established the Archives du Futur, where they collected their jointly and individually created works in a range of media and offer a space for reflection on images, their status, and their potential for remembrance and anticipation. In recent years, she has been working with light projections and installations as well as with techniques such as ceramics and serigraphy.

    Text in English and French.

    About the Author
    Julie Enckell Julliard is a member of the executive board at Geneva’s Haute Ecole d’Arts Appliqués (HEAD–Genève), where she is in charge of cultural development. Prior to that she has been director at Musée Jenisch in Vevey, Switzerland, 2013–17.

    Federica Martini is a scholar of art history and curator. She directs the BA in visual art program at EDHEA The Valais School of Art in Sierre, Switzerland.
    Scheidegger & Spiess
    Publish date
    14th Nov 2022
    Paperback / softback
    World excluding Austria, Germany, Switzerland, Puerto Rico, United States, Canada, and Japan
    170 mm x 110 mm
    96 Pages
    80 color
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    Off Words
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