The Scientific Committee 2019
Former Director of the Maeght Foundation
A man of culture and letters and very close to the artists of his time, Olivier Kaeppelin has held the highest cultural positions within the French State.
For the 2016 edition of ST-ART, he was the guest art critic.
Former Director of the MEP – Maison Européenne de la Photographie
In charge of the audiovisual department at the Centre Pompidou in 1974, he founded the Month of Photography in 1980 and was one of the founders of the MEP in 1988.
Member of the ST-ART Scientific Committee
Michel Nuridsany played a major role in the new definition of photography’s relationship with art and literature, which made a lasting change to the place of the photographic image in the cultural landscape.
PIERRE JEAN SUGIER
Director of Fernet-Branca Foundation
Pierre Jean Sugier worked fo 6 years in parisian galleries, including to years as a managemetn assistant at Galerie Karsten Greve Paris. The he directed the Conteporary Art Center of Rueil-Malmaison for years. He devoted himself to young creation with a program of 6 exhibitions a year, as well as monthly debates on current topics and the isssues of contemporary creation. In 2000, he driexts the communication and the cultural partners of the parisian Palace the Scribe Hotel, around the mediums of photography and cinema. Since 2013 he is director of the Fernet-Branca Foundation in Saint-Louis.
The Selection Committee 2018
Born in Rueil-Malmaison in 1952, he studied photography and the visual arts in Paris and, in 1972, joined the RIGAL Studio in Fontenay aux Roses. Appointed intaglio engraver in 1975, he worked under the direction of Master Engraver, Gaston Gerbault until 1976.
In 1977, he opened his own studio in Paris before going on to open a studio in Colmar in 1983. Since then, numerous international artists have had their work printed in his studio. Since 1989, he has been publishing contemporary engravings under the “Editions Rémy Bucciali” name and has worked in tandem with numerous French and foreign galleries in Paris, Barcelona, Berlin, Copenhagen, Cologne, Rotterdam, Stockholm and Düsseldorf.
He also takes part in numerous international fairs, such as Art Paris, Art Elysées, ST-ART Strasbourg, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, ART Karlsruhe, London Print Art Fair and AAF Brussels.
FERRAN JOSA MONEGAL
Since 2001, he has been a member of the Committee as director of the Sala Parés and Pigment Galleries. His business has expanded through regular exhibitions at his galleries and participation in numerous international fairs in Europe. His new gallery, the Pigment Gallery, which can be found in the Eixample district in Barcelona, is in line with his goal of becoming a future reference for contemporary figurative art.
He is one of the founding members of the ST-ART Committee. He has been participating in the fair for around fifteen years.
His gallery in Saint-Germain-des-Prés has specialised in 1950s avant-garde abstracts for 30 years.
At the same time, Jean-Pierre Arnoux volunteers for various charity and general interest causes through associations, unions and humanitarian organisations in which he holds high-level positions.
After first undertaking studies in medicine, which he gave up to devote himself entirely to art, Pascal Gabert would mount exhibitions by contemporary artists for around ten years in the provinces and in Paris. For 30 years, he has directed his own gallery in Paris, first in rue Quincampoix and now in rue du Perche.
“I believe that the role of the gallery owner is similar to that of a facilitator. Behind each of the works that I present lies the past and the future of the gallery.” Pascal Gabert
After 20 years in a ready-to-wear firm and already a collector of French and European abstract art from the 1950s and 1960s, he opened a gallery in Strasbourg in 1997 on the Place du Musée d’Art Moderne et Contemporain. After 7 years in Strasbourg, he opened a showroom in Paris and, since 2006, has settled on the Île de Ré where he opens to the public 6 months of the year. Each year, the gallery publishes a number of artists and is involved in the publication of books by artists.