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Art and utopia

This series of five podcasts addresses the role Utopia plays in artists’ creative process. Journalist Elsa Daynac hears from artists, art historians and experts from many different disciplines, allowing us to enter this world of artists, who are witnesses of history and yet free spirits. Somewhere between dream and reality, they view art as a way to change the world.

Piet Mondrian
Composition en rouge, bleu et blanc II, 1937  

Direction: Elsa Daynac – Musical design: Nawel Ben Kraiem and Nassim Kouti – Reading: Jean-Louis Coulloch, Julien Delbès, Olivier Martinaud – Musical excerpts: Oxmo Puccino, Cyril Mokaiesh  

Joseph Beuys
Plight, 1985

Direction: Elsa Daynac – Musical design: Nawel Ben Kraiem and Nassim Kouti – Reading: Olivier Martinaud, Vincent Schmitt – Musical excerpts: Arielle, Camille, Iggy Pop and François Béranger 

Antoine Pevsner
Construction spatiale aux 3e et 4e dimensions, 1961

Direction: Elsa Daynac – Musical design: Nawel Ben Kraiem and Nassim Kouti – Reading: Sharif Andoura, Julian Eggerickx, Grégoire Monsaingeon – Musical excerpts: Charles Aznavour, Psy4 de la rime and Victoire Scott 

Marc Riboud
La jeune fille à la fleur, 1967

Direction: Elsa Daynac – Musical design: Nawel Ben Kraiem and Nassim Kouti – Reading: Sharif Andoura, Julian Eggerickx  – Musical excerpts: Joan Baez, Jack Sanders, Norah Jones and Patti Smith  

Superstudio
Il Monumento Continuo, 1969 - 1971

Direction: Elsa Daynac – Musical design: Nawel Ben Kraiem and Nassim Kouti – Reading: Paul de Boisbrunet, Jean-Benoit Ugeux – Musical excerpts: Stromaë, Boris Vian, Sex Pistols and Alain Souchon