Corinne Marchetti, Coco meet Matthew Barney, 2002
Tryptic - applied fabric
120 X 420 cm

Corinne Marchetti was born in Marseille.

She has shown at the FIAC 2001, Paris and at the Centre d'art contemporain, Marseille. She was also invited to the Armory Show in New York.

She is represented by Galerie Roger Pailhas, Marseille.

   Artistic Approach

Corinne Marchetti, Mon ami Woody, 2001
200 X 157 cm
The young Marseille-based artist Corinne Marchetti has enjoyed a fast breakthrough into the international art scene.

Launched at the 2001 FIAC by Galerie Roger Pailhas, she has also participated in major international group exhibitions, most notably the 2001 and 2002 Armory Show in New York.

Her embroidered collages about 'stardom' also incorporate text, that are dialogues with art stars such as Paul McCarthy, Woody Allen or Courtney Love.

The following may well summarize the momentum of the artist : As an art student in Marseille, Corinne Marchetti made a proposal to go live in Disneyland as part of her curriculum. After some institutional battles, the artist realized her project with great success - a project that was then very much appreciated for having spurred artistic debate.

   Project for the Biennale

Corinne Marchetti's works for the Biennale 2002
The Positive at Work
Something reminds us of Lautreamont's poetry within Marchetti's production. She definitely reverses the ending century melancholic figures into ones of hope and happiness.

Linking outdated embroidery with cartoon strip, time is tied up again within a message sewed mischievously. The time that transforms an intelligent protest into drivel, but which also introduces a renewal within a dialectical reversal.

An ironical image looking likes the endlessly diverted Disney's production.

It could simply mean to reverse the good positive hero into his negative, but that message is negated by the subtitle of the piece, Je suis jeune ('I am young') that produces a new reversal. A new positivity is reaffirming itself and therefore the liberation of the artist's generation from the truisms of the one before.

She is young after all, even if the world is full of threats and nasty things. She went trough all the Orwell's perils, but we are after 1984. The Apocalypse has happened and we must say that things go on and that we hope to live.



  David Blatherwick

  Cai Guo-Qiang

     & Rintala


  Marcel Dzama

  Graham Gillmore

  Betty Goodwin

  Angela Grauerholz

  Daniel Guzman

  Mathew Hale

  Anton Henning

  Cisco Jiménez


  Lux Lindner

  Corinne Marchetti

  Jorge Luis Marrero

  François Morelli

  Claudia & Julia Müller

  Alain Paiement

  Bruno Peinado

  Ed Pien

  Jean-François Prost

  John Scott

  Kiki Smith

  Siphay Southidara

  Barthélémy Toguo

  Torolab (Raúl &
     Marcela Cárdenas)

  Pablo Vargas-Lugo

  (S. Scala & S. Crispino)

  Jean-Luc Verna

  Fabien Verschaere


  Michel Iorio


  Cees Krijnen



L A   B I E N N A L E   D E   M O N T R É A L   2 0 0 2
Tel. : (514) 288-0811
Fax : (514) 288-5021