The Backstage of TextWork

Thursday 19 October 2023 at 5:30 pm

Public talk at Paris Internationale art fair

Conversation between Chus Martinez (Head of the institute of Art of the FHNW Academy of Arts and Design in Basel, Switzerland) and Martine Aballéa (artist), moderated by Marie Canet (curator and author).
Introduction by Anissa Touati (Curator at-large Paris Internationale) and Pauline Autet (Editorial coordinator of Textwork).


Conceived by the Fondation Pernod Ricard with the support of the French Ministry of Culture, TextWork is an online platform that publishes monographic texts by international authors on artists of the French scene. Each year, five new commissions are published in French and English, building the TextWork corpus while opening up spaces for dialogue and reflection on art in France.

On the occasion of Paris Internationale 2023, TextWork invites the author and curator Chus Martínez to dialogue with the artist Martine Aballéa, three years after the release of the TextWork she dedicated to her, titled Radiant Ignition. This monographic study, fed by remote exchanges with the artist during the Covid-19 pandemic, offers an occasion for discussion IRL around the research and writing process undertaken by the writer.

This public talk will be moderated by the author and curator Marie Canet, previously a member of the TextWork advisory committee, who followed and participated in the editorial process of this text.



Chus Martínez (© Niki Jost) and Martine Aballéa (© FrankPerrin)
Chus Martínez (© Niki Jost) and Martine Aballéa (© FrankPerrin)
Paris Internationale 2023
Central téléphonique Le Coeur, 17, rue du Faubourg Poissonnière 75009 Paris
Free entrance
Free admission, without reservation


À la librairie 
Saturday 24 February 2024 at 4 pm

Launch of the book Dans la polyphonie d'une île

Launch of the book Dans la polyphonie d'une île. Les fictions coloniales du séga Mauricien (ed. B42) by Caroline Déodat
at the Bookshop of the Fondation Pernod Ricard.

Wednesday 28 February 2024 at 7 pm

Inauguration of TEMPLATE by Nicolas Chardon

Fully integrated into the architecture, the entrance to the Pernod Ricard Foundation allows artists to hang a painting there for a period of two years. The work TEMPLATE, by Nicolas Chardon, now replaces the Hommage à Prévert by Vera Molnar (1924-2023) on the pediment of Café Mirette, at the entrance to the Pernod Ricard Foundation