TextWork is an online platform that publishes monographic texts by international authors on artists from the French scene.

What is TextWork ?

By soliciting monographic studies that are sometimes the first of that scale for the artists, the Fondation Pernod Ricard initiates new encounters between artists and authors. This promotes the international circulation of work by the French art scene, and makes the bet that these conversations will continue well beyond the text. Available in French and English, these thoroughly documented texts are also distributed on international critical platforms. This editorial project provides a forum for ambitious art criticism, and is part of the Fondation Pernod Ricard’s policy of supporting the French scene. It is conceived with support from the Ministry of Culture. ISSN 2726-9949

Editorial Committee

The project is supported by a consultative editorial committee consisting of Virginie Bobin, Alice Dusapin and Elodie Royer. Pauline Autet is the project’s editorial coordinator.

Former members of the Editorial Commitee: François Aubart, Mélanie Bouteloup, Thomas Boutoux, Marie Canet.

Upcoming TextWorks


Pauline Bastard according to iLiana Fokianaki

Fabienne Audéoud according to Alex Quicho

Liv Schulman according to Federica Baeza 

Writing grant

To celebrate 5 years of the TextWork editorial program, a new writing grant was launched in 2022 with the aim of supporting the work of young authors from the French scene.

City Rumours

Liza Maignan is the laureate of the second edition of the TextWork Writing Grant

October 2023

A Laboratory of Struggles: Alternative Narratives, Emancipation Strategies, and Production of Knowledge within the Contemporary Art Scene in France

October 2022

Anysia Troin-Guis is the laureate of the first edition of the TextWork Writing Grant

Crazy / Pendulums! Queer and Chronopolitical Art Practices

October 2022

Thomas Conchou is the laureate of the first edition of the TextWork Writing Grant