Frank Smith, “l’homme est en vie” [“man is alive”]


(November, 2020)

Frank Smith is a poet, writer, video artist and filmmaker. For 15 years, he has created a body of work combining books, films, performances, installations and exhibitions that together constitute a poetic exploration of potential and existing discourses related to the major transgressions of the contemporary world.

His works have been presented in arts festivals and instituions throughout the world, including: Steven Kasher Gallery, New York; Centre de la Photographie, Geneva; DocLisboa, Lisbon; Centre Pompidou, Paris; WARM Festival, Sarajevo; Pera Museum, Istanbul; STATION, Beyrouth; ArtMill, Szentendre, Hungary; Ateliers Médicis, Clichy-Montfermeil; and Fondation Michalski, Montricher, Switzerland.

Smith lives in Paris and Los Angeles, and is represented by the Galerie Analix Forever (Geneva).

Guy Bennett is a writer and translator living and working in Los Angeles. His recent publications include Œuvres presque accomplies (2018) and For an Ineffable Metrics of the Desert (2018), the selected poems of Mostafa Nissabouri.

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