Kayu is Lucie Fontaine’s branch in Indonesia it was initiated by Marco Cassani, her employee in Bali. Located inside one of the Joglos that is part of Rumah Topeng dan Wayang Setiadarma in Bali, Kayu conceives, produces, commissions, organizes and presents solo and group exhibitions by contemporary artists from Indonesia and elsewhere. Kayu’s mission is based on three main strategies. The first is to invite artists to create works specifically for the space, for the site and for the context, often in collaboration with local artisans and with companies based in Bali; this strategy has been employed in Kayu’s projects with Luigi Ontani, Radu Comșa, Patrizio Di Massimo and Anthea Hamilton. The second strategy is to create playful juxtapositions: between Kayu, a contemporary art space, and its location, Rumah Topeng dan Wayang Setiadarma, which is a museum of Indonesian puppets, masks and furniture; between artists based in Indonesia and elsewhere; between what is artistic and what is domestic. The third and last strategy is to establish new ways of working with artists and new ways of displaying works of art; taking the artist-run-space format as a starting point – Lucie Fontaine’s employee in Bali is a practicing artist – Kayu has become one of the most interesting venues in Indonesia, a very florid art scene with a very unique ecosystem. Kayu is located in Jalan Tegal Bingin, Banjar Tengkulak Tengah Kemenuh, Ubud, Gianyar, Bali.
For more information about Kayu, please contact: kayu@luciefontaine.com

Lucie Fontaine is an imaginary “employer” conceived by Tel Aviv-based curator, editor, writer and educator Nicola Trezzi, together with Los Angeles-based artist Alice Tomaselli; they both call themselves “employees” of Lucie Fontaine; later on, New York-based writer, curator and studio manager Elena Tavecchia joined the staff, together with artist Marco Cassani, Lucie Fontaine’s employee in Bali. Since its establishment, Lucie Fontaine has invited several artists, mostly Italians, to exhibit in her spaces in Milan, Stockholm, Tokyo and Bali. Shortly after the opening of her space in Milan, Lucie Fontaine was invited to collaborate with other identities and over the years she presented projects at Iaspis in Stockholm, Artport in Tel Aviv, Galeria Sabot in Cluj-Napoca (Romania), T293 in Naples, The Green Gallery in Milwaukee and The Suburban in Chicago (both in United States), Marianne Boesky Gallery in New York, Galerie Perrotin in Paris, Various Small Fires and Anat Ebgi, both in Los Angeles, and Fruit and Flower Deli in Stockholm. She has also been invited to group exhibitions, festivals and events in various institutions.
For more information about Lucie Fontaine, please contact: employee@luciefontaine.com


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