REBOOT is a platform for discussion about the ecosystem of contemporary art that aims to identify, strengthen and map new collaborative networks in order to make the models of reflection, investigation, production and exhibition of works more inclusive, sustainable and open.
It results from the work of a broad and multidisciplinary team that has been collaborating with the Joana Vasconcelos Foundation, and intends to create the conditions for the debate on the post-pandemic world, to assess the impacts of this halt on the art markets – not on intellectual and artistic production , which has not been interrupted - and in the suspension of a set of related activities: production, exhibition and itinerancy, fairs, galleries, and the way in which this forced stagnation changed the ways of working in a set of related sectors, craft, industrial, commercial, of reflection, writing, editing, teaching…
Reboot Conferences with Live Streaming
SEP 9, 2022
Welcome to Conference & Event Registration
Opening of REBOOT by Joana Vasconcelos
The Future of Museums
Open Dialogue - Art & Gastronomy
What is the future of Art?
Arts & Crafts
Moderated by Graça Fonseca
Closing and Conclusions by the Curator D. André de Quiroga
Born in 1971 is a contemporary visual artist renowned for her monumental sculptures, whose 25 years practise stretches to film and drawing. She updates the arts & crafts concept to the 21st century and incorporates everyday objects with irony and humour, creating a bridge between domestic environment and public space while questioning the status of women, consumerism society and collective identity.
International acclaim came at the first Venice Biennale ever curated by women with The Bride in 2005, followed by Trafaria Praia, the first floating pavilion in the biennale representing Portugal in 2013. The youngest artist and the only woman ever at Palace of Versailles, to a record breaking 1.6 million visitors, her 2012 exhibition was the most visited in France in 50 years. In 2018, Vasconcelos became the first Portuguese to exhibit at Guggenheim Bilbao with a major retrospective, which was one of the most visited in the museum’s history and reached 4th place in The Art Newspaper’s annual exhibitions’ Top 10. Beyond, her biggest show so far in the UK, continues at Yorkshire Sculpture Park until January 2022.
D.André de Quiroga
Bibliophile, gastronome and contemporary art collector is a former periodist, converted to political and business communication and an accidental curator. He has worked with artists such as Tatsumi Orimoto, Carlito Carvalhosa, Barthelemy Toguo, Mónica Bengoa, Eugenio Ampudia, Miki Leal, Per Barclay, Ricardo Calero, Pierre Gonnord and Cristina Lucas. In the last decade, he was co-curator of the exhibition Políptico, of PHoto España 2012 and director of the Trienal no Alentejo. Currently he is the programmer of REBOOT, an itinerant cycle of conferences of the Joana Vasconcelos Foundation..
Former director of Musée national d’art moderne - Centre Pompidou between 2013 and 2021, Bernard Blistène has been successively curator and deputy director at Centre Pompidou, director of the Marseilles'museums, head of visual arts at ministry of culture, director cultural department at Centre Pompidou.
He has been teaching at Ecole du Louvre during 25 years.
He is actually in charge as President of "Mondes nouveaux", a commission of 250 projects commissioned by Ministry of culture.
Head of Education at the Michelangelo Foundation for Creativity and Craftsmanship in Geneva. In this capacity, she leads the development of education programmes and the expansion of the network of partners of the foundation consisting today of over 130 organisation throughout Europe and beyond. A strong believer in the importance of collaboration, Celine works hand-in-hand with partners to co-create projects and onboard them in the initiatives of the foundation.
The Michelangelo Foundation for Creativity and Craftsmanship is a non-profit institution based in Geneva which champions contemporary craftspeople worldwide with the aim of promoting a more human, inclusive and sustainable future. It celebrates and preserves craftsmanship and its diversity by increasing craft’s recognition and its viability as a professional path for the next generations. (michelangelofoundation.org; homofaber.com)
Critic, curator, and writer who has taught at the University of Catania. He is the art critic of the Italian newspaper Domani. Paparoni founded the magazine Tema Celeste and the publishing house of the same name, and he has curated a number of major exhibitions. His previous books include Infernal, Histoire illustrée du diable (2019). His latest book entitled Art and Posthistory /Conversations on the End of Aesthetics, written with Arthur Danto, has just been published by Columbia University Press.
PhD in Sociology from ISCTE - Instituto Universitário de Lisboa, with a Masters in Sociology from the Faculty of Economics of the University of Coimbra and a law degree from the Faculty of Law of the University of Lisbon. She was a Researcher at the Center for Social Studies at the Faculty of Economics, University of Coimbra, between 1996 and 2000. She was Councilor at the Lisbon City Council with the areas of Economy, Innovation, Education and Administrative Reform, between 2009 and 2015. She served as Chief of Staff to the Minister of State and Internal Administration and to the Secretary of State for Justice in the 17th Constitutional Government (2005-2008). She was also Deputy Director of the Legislative Policy and Planning Office of the Ministry of Justice between 2000 and 2002. She has been Assistant Secretary of State and Administrative Modernization in the XXI Constitutional Government, until October 2017, and from there Minister of Culture - Portugal.
Féru d’art contemporain, d’architecture et de design, Olivier Reneau a peu à peu élargi sa pratique de l’écriture aux secteurs du voyage, de la cuisine ou encore des vins et spiritueux. Journaliste très régulier des pages du Figaro Magazine, du figaro.fr et des magazines IDEAT et The Good Life, il collabore également aux publications Instants (Relais & Châteaux) et Racines. De la même manière, il participe à la rédaction des guides gastronomiques Lebey (France) et Identità Golose (Italie).
With pleasure as his only guide, Pierre Hermé has invented his own universe of tastes, sensations and pleasures. The man that Vogue USA called the “Picasso of Pastry” created the modern concept of Haute Patisserie, now world renowned.
Inspired creator, adopted an original approach that has revolutionised the traditions of the craft: banishing excessive decorations, using sugar like salt - as a seasoning to bring out other subtle flavours, reinventing himself every day, exploring new flavours, introducing new ingredients and revisiting his own recipes.
Ensconced in his Creative Studio, like an artist, Pierre Hermé imagines his tastes and flavour combinations. He actually draws his creations, just like a couturier does. He writes the recipes, sets the proportions. At his side, the pastry chefs carry out trials until they achieve the result he created in his mind.
All around the globe, the pastry chef and chocolatier who was awarded the title of World’s Best Pastry Chef in 2016 by the World’s 50 Best Restaurants and as the 4th most influential French person in the World by Vanity Fair the same year.
Since 2015 is General Director of Le Carreau du Temple, an establishment governed by the City of Paris. From 1995 to 2000 held the position of Technical Advisor at Grenoble’s National Choreographic Centre, and then became Head of Circus and Street Arts at Paris’ Cultural Affairs Department (2000-2004). In 2005, she became General Secretary at actOral, an international, contemporary arts and writing festival, where she stayed until 2009. In 2009, she joined the Marseille Provence 2013 team. As part of this role which she held until 2013, managed the EuroMéditerranée Ateliers Centre, a programme which sets up art residencies in businesses.
The Carreau du Temple is a cultural and sports facility which offers visitors a multidisciplinary programme. In an effort to unite the business and art worlds, the Carreau du Temple has also initiated the PACT(e) programme which involves organising art residencies in businesses in both Paris and the surrounding areas.