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Xavier Veilhan: An Artist of the Collective

Published on , by Virginie Chuimer-Layen
For the past 12 years, the French artist has been working as part of a team in his stylish, multi-functional Paris studio, where exchanges are plentiful and boundaries between disciplines are porous.
© Claire Dorn Xavier Veilhan: An Artist of the Collective

© Claire Dorn

In this former warehouse in the 20th arrondissement, architects Elisabeth Lemercier and Philippe Bona have designed “a space that is neither totally open nor totally closed," says Veilhan. Light years from the solitary, silent painter's studio, this vaulted space of 240 m2 (2583.3 sq ft) resembles a buzzing beehive, where the air is full of voices. "I work in a small organization. Anne Becker and Guillaume Rambouillet are my two co-directors, and Sven Bajeat my production manager. Tala Prevost oversees artwork management; Constance Curtil is my production assistant and Alice Zhang my studio assistant. We all meet here nearly every day and discuss things for eight hours, sometimes more." Outside, a dock "that can accommodate a 25-metric ton truck, which is rare in inner Paris," gives access to the first floor, a long platform in a mix of wood, metal and concrete filled with shelves, crates and trestles. It has an extension with a light-filled space, used to present models, mobiles and pieces characteristic of the "Veilhan style". Aluminum staircases hanging…
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