L’Académie vivante opens its first session (January-June 2016) with the artists Melissa Dubbin and Aaron S. Davidson.
The research theme chosen by the artists tackles the notion of "Metabolism" and what it implies as much in the field of art, as in scientific disciplines as Epigenetics.
During a semester the Epigenetic students of the Paris-Diderot University worked every week with Melissa Dubbin and Aaron S. Davidson around the metabolization notion.
Melissa Dubbin and Aaron S. Davidson have co-authored a body of works producing forms, objects, images and experiences, equally incorporating the mediums of photography, video, sound, performance, installation, drawing, sculpture and artists books since they began working together in 1998.
They took part to the last Bétonsalon’s exhibition « Co-workers : Beyond Disaster » (Paris, 2015-2016); « Some Artists’ Artists » at Marian Goodman Gallery (New York, 2014); The Artist’s Institute, (New York, 2014); « Art of Its Own Making » at The Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts (St. Louis, MI, 2014. « A Drusy Vein », curated by Maxim Guitton, was their first extended solo show in France (Treize, Paris, 2014) .
The Académie vivante is supported by the Fondation Daniel et Nina Carasso.