THE CURATORS

Keren Detton

Director of the FRAC Grand Large — Hauts-de-France regional collection of contemporary art

Keren Detton pursues a curatorial practice nourished by both art history and emerging creation, as seen through the prisms of various social, cultural and political contexts. From 2009 to 2016, she directed Le Quartier contemporary art centre, where she produced some fifty monographic and collective exhibitions, as well as a dozen publications, catalogues and artist’s books. Since 2016, she has drawn inspiration from the Frac Grand Large — Hauts-de-France collection, to compare and contrast perspectives on our relations with objects, favouring experimental approaches.

Grégory Lang

Independent curator and consultant

Grégory Lang is an independent curator and consultant, producing exhibitions and artist’s projects for institutions, private collections and artist-run spaces. An expert in contemporary art for the past 25 years, he founded Solang Production in 2008. He initiates and develops projects in collaboration with artists, linking them to the worlds of art and architecture, as well as public installations and integrations. He accompanies artists of all generations, as well as curators, historians and collectors, providing assistance in research, co-production, dissemination and setting up partnerships.

Géraldine Gourbe

Philosopher and independent curator

Since 2007, Géraldine Gourbe has published numerous essays on the Los Angeles art scene, radical educational approaches and artistic communities. She is notably an expert on the oeuvre of Judy Chicago. Her more recent research (in the form of publications and exhibitions) has contributed to a rereading of the history of Californian minimalism and of French cultural history from 1947 to 1964.

Sophie Warlop

Director of the LAAC contemporary art museum and the Dunkirk Fine Arts Museum

With a PhD from Paris IV Sorbonne (thesis: the 17-century immigration of Flemish artists to Paris), Sophie Warlop is a Dunkirk native and since 2015 has directed both the LAAC contemporary art museum and the Dunkirk Fine Arts Museum. Intimately familiar with the history of both her city and of the LAAC, she closely collaborated with Gilbert Delaine starting in 1999, first in charge of the collections, then serving as an assistant curator. She co-signed the LAAC’s scientific project for its reopening in 2005.