When François Laffanour opened Galerie Downtown in Paris in 1982, he quickly realized that the importance of the work of Le Corbusier, Prouvé, Perriand and Jeanneret had to be recognized.
These fascinating figures where mainly rediscovered thanks to the patient but unflagging work of the gallery, which reputation has henceforth been associated with architects’ furniture.
In 2002 he acquired the archives of Galerie Steph Simon, which commercialized the work of Prouvé, Perriand, Mouille and Jouve between 1956 and 1974.
Through his sensibility François Laffanour mixes post-war design with contemporary furniture by artists such as Choi Byung Hoon, Ettore Sottsass or Ron Arad.
François Laffanour is administrator of the CNE, vice-president of the SNA, administrator of the Paris Museum of Decorative Arts, and Officer of the Arts and Letters.
Erin Cluley Gallery is a contemporary art gallery exhibiting emerging, mid-career, and established artists based in Dallas and the East Coast of the United States. The gallery presents a provocative program of artists working in both traditional and alternative forms including painting, sculpture, new media, photography, sculptural installation and public intervention.
In conjunction with mounting exhibitions inside the gallery space, Erin Cluley Gallery maintains a focus on presenting public projects conceptualized by the gallery’s artists. Negotiating projects on the artists’ behalf, the gallery will make this an ongoing part of the exhibition program and an impactful contribution to public art in Dallas.
Erin Cluley Gallery is located in West Dallas. The gallery joined a creative movement in the new development as a commercial space solely focused on contemporary art and has been in operation since September 2014.
Arróniz emerged from a particular interest to work with a new generation of artists from Mexico and Latin America. Our main drive is to support and closely follow the careers of our artists both locally and internationally. A key element to our labor are the multiple exchanges with other galleries from other countries and participation in art fairs around the world.
Our local program is composed by exhibitions of our represented artists, and a parallel presentation in the projects room where a specific piece or project –created with the space in mind– is showed. This allows us to expand our cultural offer to new audiences while working in collaboration with other artists, curators and institutions.
Páramo was founded in Guadalajara, Mexico, in 2012, to present exhibitions of emerging and established artists across disciplines in order to generate work and ideas to further a global dialogue. While presenting an ongoing program of exhibitions, events, performances, screenings, and talks, we also offer a residency for artists to engage in the city of Guadalajara and create experimental and innovative work on site.