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https://a-plus-o-min.us

α + ο - is a collaborative curatorial practice, observing objects as its primary focus. It aims to engage the viewer in a conversation about pop culture, through the mix of objects, from leftovers to art pieces to consumables. Through the prism of α + ο -, objects are seen as the notes and tones used to write music, or the combinations of signs supporting languages and speech. 

The research process of α + ο - starts with a constant onlooker attitude, often discovering objects by chance while being on the move. It is then refined via multiple phases of selection, extraction, juxtaposition, and presentation.

The selection stems from a careful validation process with visual appeal, heterogeneity, social values and cultural idioms as criteria. 

A photoshoot of the objects constitutes the extraction phase. The pictures are processed as clipped pack-shots to appear ‘neutral’ and disconnected from ‘real-life’ situations. 

The website a-plus-o-min.us is a showcase, a collection, a catalogue, a database connecting, juxtaposing, and mixing cross-cultural elements (objects). 

In physical contexts of presentation, such as an exhibition context or a nightclub, objects can be presented and used as ready-mades, gestures, ingredients, or even representations. 

Inspired by advertising and merchandising methods as well as attitudes inherited from the contemporary art field, α + ο - engages critical thinking on the relations of humans with consumerism.

α + ο -
Arthur Fouray
α + ο -
Nastassia Cougoulat Montel



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NCW MCU
CC Frozen
CENDRE BLEUE
Campbell's
CONDENSED
Tomato 
SOUP
C∞L MINT
Freeze Pops
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meiji APOLLO
JP Cone
Generoso
CLIPPER
Gyosa Gyosa Gyosa
BLACK LIGHT
G.d.C.
P.H.
CP
icemelon
KANRO
JAPAN
smokers
EMERALD
MOUNTAIN
Blend
TOMICA #69
MS Club
Slim
Cool Stock
Collagen
Top
NASTASSIA 27/04/96
Lizzie Fitch
Ryan Trecartin
Matcha Tea Jelly
WHITE
OUT
Travel chopsticks
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CLASSIC
Gran Soleil
Pitaya
Extra
Dessert Delights
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CALPIS
SINCE 1919
CHOCOBO
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✭ Chilsing
cider
Earth Living
MIRACLE BODY V
Coolish Coolish
de Serena
avec Amour <3
NAKATA
FurReal Friends
Hop 'n Cuddle Bunnies
FRIZET T 200
Stack
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CHEESE
Maionese
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felgenreiniger
TIGER BALM
YOGA
Boss BOSS BOSS
The
Golden
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Mtn
DEW
Contemporary Art Daily
AGAR-AGAR POWDER
(FOOD ADDITIVE)
G°ld3n T3a
FOCO
COCONUT JUICE
V8
FLORANIS
EXPORT
✭ Swiss Net ®
FALIM
FALIM
FALIM
FALIM
FALIM
QUICK CARE (- - - - - -)
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Broken
BOMBAY SAPPHIRE
Klimatronic
Harissa
FERRERO
ORIGINAL
VEGETABIL
THON
C00L
PNK BL
YOGISTAR.COM
SPEED
Racer
Quynh Anh Jackfruit Chips
Max
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Cuore
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Friendly  ®
GREY-POUPON
FLUXFEST
SALE
GALLERY 360°
ORO
SMART
GUM
APPLES & EGGS
SALT & PEPPER
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American
Cheddar
Sharp Cheddar
RT4A
Nastee
Turkish Coffee
Cabourg
golden gift
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LA GRAZIA DI ( UN ) GESTO
Piña Colada
in a bag ®
THE
DISNEY
STORE
MJ MJ MJ MJ
PLATINIUM
Chip Star chip star
Bilitis
FELCE AZZURRA
Classico
PEARL RIVER BRIDGE
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COTE D'AMOUR
CONCEPT & CREATION
Café de Flore
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Entourage II

2014


Collaborative artistic and curatorial project by Arthur Fouray & Nastassia Cougoulat Montel, on an invitation by Julien Gremaud, Think Tank.


Installation views by Julien Gremaud.


Around the Lucerne magazine on electronic cultures zweikommasieben, Entourage, organised by Think Tank and Call Super, British DJ invited for the occasion exclusively, were inserted the artistic interventions of a young Parisian duo of artists: α + ο -, for Arthur Fouray and Nastassia Cougoulat-Montel. 

The interventions fade into the experience of the Nightclubs, with ‘Nice People Stamp’ welcoming the onlooker inside the nightclub, a ‘Baby Blue Cocktail’ available at the bar, ‘α + ο - tarps’ and ‘Glossy Posters’ covering the walls, ‘Rings of Light’ behind the DJ booth, ‘Ice Lighting Gels’ spreading a blue atmosphere, ourshined by ‘Love Disco-Ball’, and finally a vitrine on the balcony of Romandie, a carte blanche to artist L**** K****, illuminated by ‘Black Light Lamps’. After a first edition in 2012 in the form of Bring Your Own Beamer, Think Tank tried the total aesthetic immersion in the spirit of α + ο -  answering their way to the minimalist graphics of zweikommasieben.



Black Light Lamps
Glossy Posters
Baby Blue Cocktail
Nice People Stamp
Love Disco-Ball
Ice Lighting Gels
α + ο - tarp
Rings of Light



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