Artist: Christian Bonnefoi

film screening and round-table discussion

Monday June 12     5.30 – 7.30pm     The LVMH E002  Lecture Theatre, Central Saint Martins,

5.30pm           Screening of the film Diagramme, Collage, Tableau.   and  Round-table discussion with Christian Bonnefoi, Philip Armstrong, Mick Finch and Antoine Langenieux-Villard.


Christian Bonnefoi is a central figure on the French artistic scene.  Since his retrospective in 2008 at the Centre Pompidou in Paris, his recognition as an artist who has radicalised pictorial practice has grown internationally, notably with recent expositions at Campoli Presti, London; the Jean-Paul Najar Foundation for Contemporary Art, Dubai; and Thea Westereich and Ethan Wagner, New York.

Two students from Central Saint Martins, Jean-Baptiste Lagadec and Antoine Langenieux-Villard, filmed an interview with Bonnefoi in 2016, concentrating on his relationship to collage, his ideas about painting and the tableau form, and the diagram he uses to map the development and motifs of his practice which takes the form of wall based collages and paintings. The resulting 58-minute film,Diagramme, Collage, Tableau, is an excellent introduction and insight to both Bonnefoi’s practice and his thinking, from the 1970s to the present day.  The interview was conducted in French but has English sub-titles and is an early edit of a project that is a work in progress.

The screening of the film will be followed by a round-table conversation between Christian Bonnefoi, Philip Armstrong, Mick Finch and Antoine Langenieux-Villard.

SEE EXHIBITION IN LONDON NOW  at Campoli Presti Gallery 223 Cambridge Heath Rd London until May 20 2017