Interview with Chantal Crousel and Niklas Svennung on the occasion of the book release Swear That You’ll Play, 2020. Video: Andrew Wyke. © Galerie Chantal Crousel, Paris.
Galerie Chantal Crousel is delighted to present its publication Swear That You’ll Play published by Is-Land Édition and designed by Dune Lunel studio. Marking the 40th anniversary of Galerie Chantal Crousel, this extensive publication of over seven hundred pages looks back at the history of the gallery, considered as a major actor in the contemporary art scene, both in France and abroad. The book opens with a double interview conducted by Philippe Vergne, director of the Serralves Foundation in Porto, first with Chantal Crousel, then with Niklas Svennung. Both talk about their conception of a gallerist’s work, their critical commitments, and their admiration for the artists they work with. These discussions are followed by a vast collection of images which features a very large part of the exhibitions that have taken place at Galerie Chantal Crousel. Two personal and complementary approaches—one by Patricia Falguières, the other by Alexandre Constanzo— close this visual chronology by focusing on the critical reception of the artists represented by the gallery.