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Lucie Fontaine was born in 1982 in Colmar, where she currently lives and works. In 2007, she opened a space in Milan, which was intended as a meeting place for the artistic community. Together with her employees, she invites artists to exhibit in Milan and, at the same time, exhibits her artworks, curates exhibitions, organizes lectures, and edits books elsewhere. She was invited to create projects for Marianne Boesky gallery in New York, Galerie Perrotin in Paris, Iaspis in Stockholm, and Artport in Tel Aviv. More recently, Lucie has expanded her activities through satellites in Tokyo and Bali, Indonesia.

Describing herself as an "art employer," Lucie Fontaine avoids harnessing her practice to a specific figure of the art field, preferring to cultivate a modus operandi driven solely by her relationship with two* employees, a concept of self-generated labor similar to the Master-Slave dialectic presented by Hegel is his master-piece, Phenomenology of Spirit. Her two* art employees like to define her as the Jamie Lynn Spears of contemporary art: "pregnant and in search of easy success." Thus, Lucie Fontaine incarnates the following three assumptions:
1) the anti-hierarchical perception of the art field, where artists, curators, gallerists, collectors, editors and critics are all considered "players" in the same game;
2) the theory of expanded practice, in which the artist is not only considered the "creator" of an artwork, but also a cultural operator able to write, manage galleries, curate, collect, etc.;
3) the consideration of the entire discourse around the artwork: conception / creation / production / presentation / distribution / communication / promotion.

* "L'Anti-Oedipe was written by the two of us, and since each of us was several, we were already quite a crowd." Gilles Deleuze & Felix Guattari

http://www.galeria-sabot.ro/files/gimgs/th-9_7 LF, A work featuring Lucie that fakes Baldessari.jpg
My Two Art Employees
2010/2013 archival print on paper In A Thousand Plateaus, Gilles...
http://www.galeria-sabot.ro/files/gimgs/th-9_Lucie Fontaine_Bazaar, Lucie Fontaine, Art is defined only within the story called Art History___, from the series Souvenir, 2013, archival print on Hahnemuhle paper, 31 x 22,5 (framed).jpg
Bazaar
2013 [from the series “Souvenir”'] archival print on Hahnemühle...
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Le bazar dans les flammes
2013 handmade rag doll of Duchess Sophie Charlotte in Bavaria,...
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Destiny’s Child
2005/2012 JPG (rhizomatic painting) archival print on canvas...
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Ricordati che devi morire [memento mori—mo me lo segno]
2005/2012 JPG (rhizomatic painting) archival print on canvas...
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Good Wives (Piccole Donne Crescono)
2005/2012 JPG (rhizomatic painting) archival print on canvas...
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Untitled (from the series d’après Tauba Auerbach)

2012
archival print on canvas
30 x 30 cm

http://www.galeria-sabot.ro/files/gimgs/th-9_Lucie Fontaine, Souvenirs (D’après Tauba Auerbach), 2012, archival print on canvas, 32x35cm, courtesy of the artist and Sabot.jpg
Souvenirs (from the series d’après Tauba Auerbach)
2012 archival print on canvas 32 x 30 cm For Lucie Fontaine,...
http://www.galeria-sabot.ro/files/gimgs/th-9_MANDELLI-TOMASELLI_35x37_print.jpg
Untitled (from the series d’après Tauba Auerbach)

2012
archival print on canvas
32 x 30 cm

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Employer/Employee

Claire Fontaine & Lucie Fontaine
2012

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Employer/Employee

Claire Fontaine & Lucie Fontaine
2012

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Stack Got Stuck
2012 synthetic flowers and spotlight, variable dimensions Part...
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Latent
2012 15 framed digital prints 15 x 20 cm (each, framed) This...
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Pink Cut
2010 exhibition view Front Desk Apparatus, NY The market around...
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Tabula Rasa

2010
exhibition view
Front Desk Apparatus, NY

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Il Cangiante (Corrado Levi)
2010 Ettore Sottsass Mirto vase / Svenskt Tenn vase 30 silk roses variable...
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Employer/Employee
2010 exhibition view Front Desk Apparatus, NY By defining...
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Employer/Employee
2010 exhibition view Front Desk Apparatus, NY By defining...
http://www.galeria-sabot.ro/files/gimgs/th-9_4 LF Lil Theater (light box).jpg
T.D.P.D.T.
2008/_ archival print on paper This is an image of the theater...
http://www.galeria-sabot.ro/files/gimgs/th-9_Lucie Fontaine, Le Gemelle (Daniella Isamit Morales), 2013, C-print, 19x25cm, courtesy of the artist and Sabot.jpg
Le Gemelle [Daniella Isamit Morales]

2012
silver gelatin print

http://www.galeria-sabot.ro/files/gimgs/th-9_Lucie Fontaine, Cerberus, 2010_2013, archival print on paper, 27x25,5cm, courtesy of the artist and Sabot.jpg
The Guardian
2010/2013 archival print on paper 22 x 25 cm A George Grosz-like...