Group show
Villa Medici
Roma, Italy
16.11 – 23.11.2017

Pier Paolo Pancotto

Photographs by Christophe de Rohan Chabot & Arthur Fouray

Special thanks to Alfredo Aceto, Paolo Caravello, Arthur Godard

2 MDF wood boxes, both of the same size (92.5x40x10 cm), covered with a blue canvas (type, ‘aaafff’).

One side (92.5 × 40 cm) displays an image or print on dibond, laminated onto plexiglass (about 21x29.7cm). It features the image of a lizard. Its eye spews blood.

The opposite side showcases a one-way mirror. Its dimensions should be slightly smaller than 92.5x40cm. (...in progress...) These two boxes would thus be relatively identical objects. They are meant to be placed vertically on the floor. However, such a decision should be finalised during the installation. Also, there is a consideration if they should be displayed together or separately, either in the same room or in different spaces, and if there is an intent to make each more autonomous. At its core, through this repetitive effect, one object refers to the other, activating memory, signalling, and reminding of its twin. In the same way, a marker or a reference object sets the context in its entirety... 

Christophe de Rohan Chabot & Arthur Fouray

Christophe de Rohan Chabot & Arthur Fouray
senza titolo / (X5m4mjB-1) (#aaafff)
dibon, canvas, acrylique, braces, dark glass
67.5cm x 30cm x 12cm
courtesy of Gaudel del Stampa & Galerie Joy de Rouvre & the artists

Christophe de Rohan Chabot & Arthur Fouray
senza titolo / (X5m4mjB-1) (#aaafff)”
dibon, canvas, acrylique, braces, dark glass
67.5cm x 30cm x 12cm
courtesy of Gaudel del Stampa & Galerie Joy de Rouvre & the artists


3 years,
smart move

Group Show
Galerie Joy de Rouvre
Geneva, Switzerland
12.11 – 23.12.2017

Special Thanks to Guillaume Maraud, Jor de Rouvre, Pierre Belloni, Frédéric Gabioud, Baker Wardlaw

#000fff (4:3) (Guillaume Maraud, Sans titre, (08.12.2017 — 27.01.2018, Paris, (preview)))
chroma key paint, Sans titre, (08.12.2017 — 27.01.2018, Paris, (preview))
120 x 160 x 3cm
courtesy of Édouard Montassut & Galerie Joy de Rouvre & the artists

Chroma Key, Titanium (Andy)
acrylic, cotton–duck, pillows, 4 Andy (Chroma Key), 3 Andy (Titanium)
variable dimensions
courtesy of Galerie Joy de Rouvre & the artist


Solo show
Aargauer Kunsthaus
Aarau, Switzerland
26.08 – 12.11.2017

Yasmin Afschaf
Katrin Weilenmann

Special thanks to Marielle Chabal, César Chevalier, Lauren Coullard, Marine Coullard, Philippe Decrauzat, Madeleine Schuppli, Aargauer Kunsthaus Museum Team

invitation card



Arthur Fouray (b. 1990) combines the approaches of major, opposing twentieth – century avant-garde art movements in his work: readymade, Minimal and Conceptual Art, as well as monochrome painting. He also studies current developments in-depth, and it is these wide-ranging points of reference that provide the basis for his artistic concepts.

In his CARAVAN exhibition, the Lausanne-trained artist places his works in the foyer of the Aargauer Kunsthaus, literally at the interface of interior and exterior space. The glass façade designed by Herzog & de Meuron is the starting point for his site-specific intervention in which he plays with the architectural situation of the foyer as well as its use as a place of encounter. The artist covers the museum’s front with curtains made of cotton that are painted bright red. This material was first used by the Abstract Expressionists in the U.S. and competed with linen canvas as the classic picture support.

Arthur Fouray’s diverse reference system is evident not just on a formal level: oftentimes the names of artists who served as inspiration for work are, in fact, mentioned explicitly. His window installation Torres (Pyrrole) was inspired by a group of works by the Cuban artist Félix Gonzalez Torres (1957–1996). In the 1980s, Torres arranged light – blue curtains in an exhibition space; called Untitled (Loverboy), they allude to the romantic relationship of two men. For Fouray, too, the fabric panels are a means of staging. Torres (Pyrrole) is preceded by a work from the #aaafff series. This combination of letters refers both to the artist’s initials and to the shade of colour featured in many of his works, which in the computer-based colour identification system used by Fouray, stands for a precisely defined light violet-blue. The painting shows on one side the titular colour hue, while its other side is covered by a mirror. When the visitor steps in front of the latter, the glass façade becomes a stage, and the viewer becomes the protagonist of this mise-en-scène.

‘INTERFACE. WELCOME TO A FELIX ROOM <3.’ With these words in the present booklet Arthur Fouray provides the motto for his installation. He invites us into a spatial structure that is both confined and porous and in which the curtain and objects function as interfaces between two systems. Felix refers not just to the aforementioned artist, but also means ‘happy’ or ‘lucky’ in Latin. The heart icon on the back stylises this positive message.

Yasmin Afschaf, Katrin Weilenmann


Solo Show
Berlin, Germany
21.05 – 18.06.2017

Special Thanks to Éric Emery, Ascanio Cecco, Louis Ziéglé, Christophe de Rohan Chabot, Alfredo Aceto

Louis Ziéglé
MMLXXX Exhibition poster

Press Release

Last Year at Marienbad
Trailer Voice-over
Text excerpt 

A large international hotel …
… immense and baroque …
… with sumptuous but frigid decor
A stranger wanders from hall to hall … 
… down endless corridors …
… in search of a woman
He tells her they met …
‘Last year …’
Try to remember,
… that they had a passionate love affair …
… that she herself set this rendezvous …
… and that he is going to take her away.
But she claims she does not know him.
Impossible, I tell you. I have never even been to Frederiksbad. 
He insists, but she protests even more.
What room? l have never been in any bedroom with you
You will not remember …
… because you are afraid
And you do not recognise this photo either?
The young woman cedes ground.
The stranger – serious, confident – gathers more and more proof.
Who is right? Who is lying?
Is he a mere seducer? A madman?
Or has he just confused two faces?
What really happened ‘last year’?
You, the viewer, must answer these questions.
Watch carefully:
… an object …
… a gesture …
… a decor …

#000fff (Natural Vision) (IFP)
Chroma key blue, wallpainting, #aaafff (existenz)
A/R 1.85

#aaafff (existenz)
acrylic, blackout fabric, unknown object
69 x 61 x 15 cm
Courtesy of the artist

Genkins (Fluo) (3x3)
acrylic, cotton–duck
220 x 185 x 15 cm
Courtesy of the artist

A Brief History of Curating
gouache, arches paper, cardboard
15 x 21 x 3 cm
Courtesy of the artist


Frédéric Gabioud, Arthur Fouray, Baker Wardlaw
Three Person Show
Joy de Rouvre
Geneva, Switzerland
12.11 – 19.11.2016

Special Thanks to Pierre Belloni, Joy de Rouvre, Baker Wardlaw, Frédéric Gabioud

#aaafff (CAR)
2013 – 2017
acrylic, blackout fabric, Shark truck
16 x 16 x 4 cm
Courtesy of the artist

#aaafff (Uber Eats)
acrylic, blackout fabric, kraft paper, Uber Eats Bags, 35 x 45 x 10 cm
Courtesy of the artist

Kasimir I
acrylic, cotton–duck, pillow
58 x 58 x 20 cm
Courtesy of the artist

Alys ( ))) ))) )
letrAVision, acrylic, cotton–duck, bench
50 x 250cm x 40cm
courtesy of the artist

Daniel (Eve Kendall)
acrylic, cotton-duck, table
118 x 88 x 72 cm
Courtesy of the artist


Kiefer Hablitzel Prize
Group Show
Swiss Art Awards
Basel, Switzerland
11.06 — 17.06.2016

PHOTOGRAPHs by Julien Gremaud

Special Thanks to Alfredo Aceto, Alain Fouray, Béatrice Fouray, Léa Fluck, Julien Gremaud, Stéphanie Serra

#aaafff (autruche)
acrylic, blackout fabric, duster
85 x 23 x 15 cm
Courtesy of the artist 

#000fff (univision) (Kasimir I)
Chroma key blue, wallpainting, Kasimir I
A/R 2

Kasimir I
acrylic, cotton–duck, pillow
58 x 58 x 20 cm
Courtesy of the artist

Morel (P.A.S, C.B.S.F.T.)
cotton-duck, frames, P.A.S., Carré Blanc Sur Fond Toile
145 x 85 x 12.5 cm
Courtesy of the artist


Les lèvres nues
Group Show
Paris, France
16.04 – 30.04.2016

César Chevalier
Noémie Vulpian

Special Thanks to César Chevalier, Noémie Vulpian, Antonin Fassio, Jeremy Guinoiseau

Lauren (#aaafff)
acrylic, cotton–duck, bed base
135 x 190 x 20 cm
Courtesy of the artist

Rrose (DOC)
acrylic, jute fabric, pillow, 60 x 45 x 20 cm
Private collection 


Accrochage Vaud
Group Show
Lausanne, Switzerland
22.01 – 06.03.2016

Special Thanks to Anaïs Defago, Damián Navarro, Frédéric Gabioud , Jacques Duboux

MC (Baby blue)
acrylic, cotton–duck, ladder
40 x 240 x 6 cm
Courtesy of the artist

FG (Océan)
acrylic, cotton–duck, ladder
40 x 200 x 6 cm
Courtesy of the artist


Osmosis, Lauren (Azur), Kasimir (Ciel), Morris (Saphir), #aaafff (cendrier)
Solo Show
La Placette
Lausanne, Switzerland
20.11 – 18.12.2015

Special Thanks to Camille Lichtenstern, Niels Wehrspann, Lorraine Pidoux, Julien Gremaud, Darren Roshier

gouache, arches paper, cardboard
23.5 x 17 x 1.2 cm
Private collection

Lauren (Azur)
2013 – 2014
acrylic, cotton–duck, bedbase 
120 x 200 x 14 cm
Courtesy of the artist

Kasimir (Ciel)
acrylic, cotton–duck , pillow
52 x 52 x 17 cm
Private collection

Morris (Saphir)
acrylic, cotton–duck, duvet
200 x 140 x 32 cm
Courtesy of the artist

#aaafff (Cendrier)
2013 – 2014
acrylic, blackout fabric, ashtray
9.2 x 12.8 x 6.4 cm
Private collection 



Exhibition Making
Arthur Fouray
a plus o minus

before Arts

A utopia researching
times as clouds of 
rumors, for works
are complex words, 
and arts shifting 



Curriculum vitæ

Many thanks for reading.

Special thanks to Béatrice & Alain Fouray.

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