DFTL Publication

The publication Dance First Think Later – The thinking body between dance and visual arts will stand alone. It refers to the 2020 edition of DFTL and offers a rich iconographic documentation of the works presented and of some others. It proposes a critical, theoretical and historical perspective of the works and the project. It is bilingual French-English.

Arta Sperto

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General texts

Yvane Chapuis, art historian, Head of Research Mission at La Manufacture – Haute école des arts de la scène, Lausanne

Florian Gaité, PhD in philosophy, teacher at the University of Paris 1, associate researcher at the ACTE Institute, Paris

Olivier Kaeser, art historian and curator, curator of DFTL, editor of the publication, Geneva

Textes on the artists

Halil Altindere, by Hou Hanru, director MAXXI, Rome

Alexandra Bachzetsis & Julia Born, by Hendrick Folkerts, curator Moderna Museet, Stockholm

Pauline Boudry & Renate Lorenz, by Kathy Noble, curatore Performa, New York

Alex Cecchetti, by Lucia Pietroiusti, curator General Ecologies, Serpentine Galleries, London

Clément Cogitore, by Marianne Derrien, curator and art critic, Paris

Dara Friedman, by Stephanie Seidel, curator Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami

Gerard & Kelly, by Elisabeth Lebovici, art historian and art critic, Paris

Marie-Caroline Hominal, by Françoise Ninghetto, honorary curator Mamco, Geneva

Lenio Kaklea, by Lou Forster, curator and art historian, Paris

La Ribot, by Maria Muracciole, curator and art critic, Paris

Pierre Leguillon, by Christophe Wavelet, art historian, critic and curator, Paris and Brussels

Xavier Leroy, by Laurence Rassel, director ERG – école supérieure des arts, Brussels

Klara Lidén, by Theresa Patzschke, writer, musician and performer, Berlin

Melanie Manchot, by Claudia Kappenberg, artist, writer and lecturer, Brighton University, London

Olivier Mosset & Jacob Kassay, by Chloé Thomas, art historian, Florence

Samuel Pajand, by François Gremaud, author and stage director, Lausanne

Christodoulos Panayiotou, by Lucia Pietroiusti, curator General Ecologies, Serpentine Galleries, London

Alexandra Pirici, by Florian Malzacher, curator, playwright and writer, Berlin

Julien Prévieux, by Raphaël Brunel, art critic, curator and et editor, Paris

Marinella Senatore, by Francesco Stocchi, curator Museum Boijmans von Beuningen, Rotterdam

Gregory Stauffer, by Karine Tissot, art historian and curator, Geneva

Barbara Wagner & Benjamin de Burca, by Andre Lepecki, professor New York University, New York

Visual identity
Schaffter Sahli

Emmanuel Bayart
Annick Wetter

Proofreading and editing of French texts
Florence Perret

Transation French-English and English-French, proofreading and editing of English texts
AJS Cracker

Associate coordination 2022
Catherine Pavlovic