Matthieu Laurette was born in 1970 (Villeneuve St Georges, France).
He currently lives and works in between Paris and New York.
By turning the laws of marketing and the mass media to his advantage, Matthieu Laurette incorporates his work within a strategy of infiltration and redistribution. In 1993, he established his artistic birth certificate by taking part in a TV game called Tournez manège (The Dating Game) where the female presenter asked him who he was, to which he replied: 'A multimedia artist'.

(in Pascal Beausse, La Biennale di Venezia, 49. Esposizione Internationale d'Arte - Platea dell'umanita, Exh. Cat. Venezia: Electa, 2001.)

Dec 04  

andate a vedere il sito!
da parte di muntadas, che mi ci ha detto di dirti di
spedirlo a "Tout le monde".
au revoir
mara x casting and mister antoni

Hi there,
thanks for thinking about inviting me in your jury.
hmm who else is on the jury?
is the list on the website accurate?
Did you need some younger artist on booard ? (compare to Cesare and Antoni LOL)
How many application of potential candidate do you expect?
Sounds a funny and hopefully clever project...
I think Id be OK to take part in your jury if you have a budget for travel and accomodation to bring me to venice and eventually a fee, and if you invite me again to see the result during the opening days of the biennale. (unless id be invited meanwhile LOL)
Hi again artcasting people,
talking about art casting...
for your info...
Matthieu Laurette / Global Demix News #80

FOR 30TH ANNIVERSARY FALL GALANew York, NY—Dia Art Foundation announces a special project by French-born artist Matthieu Laurette entitled Déjà vu—The Seventh International Look-Alike Convention commissioned for the November 12, 2004 Fall Gala celebrating Dia’s 30th Anniversary. Laurette invited look-alikes of celebrities in the arts and entertainment worlds to attend the gala cocktail hour and interact with Dia’s patrons and guests. Those in attendance were not aware of the project prior to the event. Slowly, as the look-alikes mingled with the crowd, guests began to see that some of the “celebrities” were imposters, causing them to question their ability to distinguish “real celebrities” from their doubles. Through his Look-Alike Conventions, Laurette explores the social dynamics of spectacle and celebrity as it permeates the protocols of the art world, highlighting society’s obsessive relationship with fame.
Among the 15 look-alikes who participated were Jennifer Aniston (Jeannine Gavlick), Roseanne Barr (Anne Kissel), Sean Connery (Bob Prussian), Robert De Niro (Joseph Manuella), Gloria Estefan (Marlene Suarez), Whoopi Goldberg (Tara McKee), Angelina Jolie (Maria Angelica), Bette Midler (Donna Maxon), Eddie Murphy (Joseph Hope), Conan O’Brien (Bruce Christensen), Diana Ross (Charlotte Fleming), Anna Nicole Smith (Jeanine Gearity), Howard Stern (Stewart Brodian), Rod Stewart (Carmine Cassino), and Harvey Weinstein (Stephen Arthur). Laurette arranged for a professional event photographer to document the cocktail hour and will commission a graphic designer to design a poster commemorating the “convention.”
Previous Déjà vu - International Look-Alike Conventions organized by Laurette, which have taken place at exhibition openings, have been held at Institute of Contemporary Art, London (2003); Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius, Lithuania (2003); Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts, Australia (2002); Artsonje Center, Seoul (2002); Castello di Rivoli, Torino (2001); and Centre Pompidou, Paris (2000). Matthieu Laurette
Born in 1970 in Villeneuve St Georges, France, Laurette currently lives and works in Paris and New York. His multi-media and performance works frequently utilize mass media and commercial marketing opportunities in an attempt to exploit the transformation of life into an endless accumulation of spectacles.
Laurette’s international exhibitions and projects have included solo presentations at Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris (2004); Institute of Contemporary Art, London (2003); Edinburgh College of Art, Edinburgh (2000); and Fondation Cartier pour l'Art Contemporain, Paris (1998). Laurette was also included in the 2002 International Biennale of Young Art in Turin and in the Venice Biennale in 2001. Dia’s Annual Fall Gala
Dia’s Annual Fall Gala takes place every year in New York City and raises funds for all of Dia’s exhibitions and public and educational programs. For the 2004 Gala, which marked the Foundation’s 30th Anniversary and celebrated a tradition of supporting extraordinary art projects, a group of works by Dan Flavin were installed in Dia’s galleries at 548 West 22nd Street, in conjunction with the internationally-touring exhibition “Dan Flavin: A Retrospective,” organized by Dia in association with the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC. A presentation by David Byrne took place during the dinner. In addition to the Fall Gala, Dia holds an annual Spring Benefit that takes place at Dia:Beacon, Riggio Galleries.

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Dia Art Foundation was founded in 1974. A nonprofit institution, Dia plays a vital role among visual arts organizations nationally and internationally by initiating, supporting, presenting, and preserving art projects, and by serving as a locus for interdisciplinary art and criticism. Dia presents its permanent collection at Dia:Beacon, Riggio Galleries, in Beacon, New York; exhibitions and public programming at Dia:Chelsea, in New York City (currently closed for renovations); and long-term, site-specific projects in the western United States, in New York City, and on Long Island. * * *
For more information and to arrange coverage, please contact Sarah Thompson, Dia Art Foundation, 212 293 5518;

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