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

Available in French and English, these thoroughly documented texts are also distributed on international critical platforms. 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. The project is supported by a consultative editorial committee consisting of François Aubart, Virginie Bobin, Thomas Boutoux and Elodie Royer. Pauline Autet is the project’s editorial coordinator. 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 was conceived in partnership with the Ministry of Culture. ISSN 2726-9949

On the occasion of the fifth anniversary of the platform, the TextWork Writing Grant was launched to support emerging writers of the French art scene. Anysia Troin-Guis and Thomas Conchou are the two laureates in 2021-22, receiving a grant of 1500 euros. Their essays will be published in the summer of 2022, in French and in English.