MOLESKINE X JOËL ANDRIANOMEARISOA
Moleskine has collaborated with Joël Andrianomearisoa to create a limited edition notebook, available exclusively in Moleskine stores in Paris.
Images : © Studio Joël Andrianomearisoa
AS VELASCA X JOËL ANDRIANOMEARISOA
LES HERBES FOLLES
“It is not a football club, it’s not a work of art, it’s all that at once” – a supporter collector
Founded in 2015 by the artist Wolfgang Natlacen, the A.S. Velasca is considered as a Gesamtkunstwerk (a total work of art) and, according to FIFA, the “most artistic football club in the world”.
The particularity and unicity of the club is to merge football with art in increasingly new and provocative ways.
From the lowest tier of the Italian Football Federation where relegation is not possible, the club is developing a new way of thinking football and art, out of boundaries.
The club has two dimensions: a classic one, with a staff and players participating in a championship and an artistic one where everything else around the field is created by artists.
It goes from the accessories (aka “objets utiles”) to the club’s visual identity.
Besides artistic participations occurring all along the year, the club asks every season one artist to be its “main sponsor” by using its seasonal clothing as a canvas and recreate the club’s aesthetic.
This 2021 season, Joël Andrianomearisoa “sponsors” the A.S. Velasca.
Images : © Alessandro Belussi . © Jessica Sofiatti
DIPTYQUE X JOËL ANDRIANOMEARISOA
A TIME BEYOND YOUTH
To pay tribute to Paris, the inaugural Grand Tour destination and birthplace of diptyque, the Maison called upon the internationally renowned Malagasy artist, Joël Andrianomearisoa, who was the first artist to represent his country at the 2019 Venice Biennale. Andrianomearisoa chose the French capital as it is a city that is very close to his heart thanks to the emotions it arouses in him and its influence. “Paris is a life force, not only in France but throughout the world. It is continually conversing with the rest of the world. People love Paris because they love the country, the architecture and the culture. The city embodies romanticism and beauty. It is an almost perfect aesthetic creation,” he explains. His project, entitled ‘Un temps après la jeunesse’ (a time beyond youth), is a tribute to Paris’ literary connections, as well as diptyque’s past and future.
“The title speaks for itself as ‘sixty’ is a highly symbolic anniversary. It means that much of a great story has already been written, but also that there are many chapters still to come. The project raises the question of how to reposition youth, and also how diptyque sees this new era.” Andrianomearisoa’s artistic proposal takes the form of a “narrative blending the present, future projections and melancholy”, printed on 34 banners placed in “a black box resembling a monolith and representing Paris as a novel, because Paris is a novel.” ‘34’ as in 34 Boulevard Saint-Germain, diptyque’s historic home and the numbered copies in this exceptional artwork, which has been perfumed by impregnating the paper with Olivia Giacobetti’s L’Escale fragrance that captures the scent of waxed wood in antique shops, Parisian cobblestones and the pages of old books enhanced with a smoky note reminiscent of tobacco and the city’s log-burning fires. Andrianomearisoa adds, “For me the perfume of Paris must be complex. Paris is synonymous with agreements and disagreements. Paris is a paradox. It can be quiet, or aggressive and noisy. This fragrance manages to evoke the city’s soundscape and its urbanity. The fragrance escapes from the monolith as soon as you open it. It is immaterial and intangible until we discover the story and writing that arouses our emotions and memories, and creates a projection.”
Images : © Maxime Verret . © Studio Joël Andrianomearisoa
OAK X JOËL ANDRIANOMEARISOA
NEVER ENDING STORY
The result of a collaboration between the New York-based brand OAK and Joël Andrianomearisoa is a limited collection of products that he describes as “sentimental”. Defined as a way to understand the complexities of desire and love, this sentimentality is reflected in his books, installation works, photographs and even the products he has designed for OAK.
Images : © Studio Joël Andrianomearisoa
CONQUÉRANT SPIRIT X JOËL ANDRIANOMEARISOA
For this collaboration, Joël Andrianomearisoa responded to the invitation of Henri Van Melle and Jean-Luc Etievent, founders of Conquérant Spirit, producers of Gin in Normandy.
This is the story of a meeting at a party somewhere else. The moment of ecstasy passed, then he left. The solitude. The next day, like you and as always after the party, I was tired and a bit lonely. The tired and haggard being seeks a look, the look of the other. That other distant memory and the memory of a last kiss. Scenography of our solitude, the eyes seek the eyes, my mouth remains naked. The other left, the search for a new hope, a new intoxication. He would like to remember so much, to remember… To remember the taste, the time, this room, his place. Take a tear of antidote for a sentimental solitude. Hope! Hope! Hope ! I am alive !
Hakanto Contemporary celebrates and supports artistic creativity in Madagascar.
Dedicated to showcasing the richness of contemporary Malagasy art, the non-profit platform initially opened to local audiences in February 2020 and was launched internationally in October 2021.
Under the artistic direction of Joël Andrianomearisoa, the 300m2 space – located in the Ankadimbahoaka district in the south of the capital Antananarivo – contributes to dialogues between local and international arts scenes, whilst affirming the uniqueness of Malagasy culture.
Free to visit and open to all, Hakanto Contemporary offers a meeting place for artists and audiences across the globe. Alongside an ongoing exhibition programme of group and solo exhibitions showcasing work from across Madagascar and beyond, Hakanto offers dedicated artist residency spaces. Working to accelerate exchange, strengthen skills and initiate creative projects which both represent and support the local art scene, each exhibition is accompanied by an educational program including workshops and guided tours, with a focus towards young audiences.
Hakanto Contemporary is supported by the Fonds Yavarhoussen. Understanding that art and culture are essentials pillars of development, the Fonds Yavarhoussen promotes creativity for future generations.
For more informations, http://hakantocontemporary.org
Images : © Hakanto Contemporary . © Studio Joël Andrianomearisoa
HOMAAR X JOËL ANDRIANOMEARISOA
For this second collaboration, Homaar is glad to invite Joël Andrianomearisoa. For Homaar, the artist creates a body of poetic and melancholic works :
- 4 sweatshirts marked with sentences like ‘Would you like to die with me ?’ and ‘Take me to the end of everything’
- 4 embroideries on fabric with messages such as ‘This fragile instant when everything changes’
- A bouquet of black flowers claiming ‘Uncertainty is beautiful, but reassure me sometimes’.
In line with his previous work, as much in the concept as in the technic, statements about life are printed on a sweatshirt. Our contemporary difficulties are knitted on embroideries and romanticism and fragility are mixed into a sentimental object. Made in France, the artist wants for this Homaar collection to link our current global issues to our everyday lives. He challenges our perception of the world, our ideals, our differences and similarities, despite a global change.
Images : © Studio Joël Andrianomearisoa
DIOR LADY ART X JOËL ANDRIANOMEARISOA
From Antananarivo to Paris, Joël Andrianomearisoa cultivates a fascination for the city, that mysterious entity, that “everything” where his prolific inspiration culminates from sounds, fragrances, textures, beings, and even architecture. His creative research is woven from the infinite diversity of emotions that he strives to materialize in the name of sweet melancholy, an inevitable absence that all understand yet cannot name. His elusive and magnetic work makes the fragility and intensity of desire an essential life force.
“Take me to the end of all loves” chants the Labyrinth Of Lady Dior, like a testament to passions already sated, promises of new love stories. On the surface, superimposed materials, like delicate millefeuilles, reproduce heartbeats, while inside, an immaculate lining symbolizes love’s whirlwinds. The story begins with the packaging, a showcase and a unique artwork in paper. In black embellished with leather or radzimir silk, both versions are adorned with embroidery and cut-outs, as well as words, whispers and caresses, like living works in perpetual motion. As a final poetic surprise, a small book accompanies them, spanning memoir, a journal of this project, and a diary of their future lives.
An ode to sentiments, and a sensitive reading of the world.
Images : © Valentin Hennequin . © Studio Joël Andrianomearisoa . © Marion Berrin