Camille Morineau to Be New Arts Director of the Monnaie de Paris

She is replacing Chiara Parisi, who's stepping down after five years.

Camille Morineau, incoming director of cultural programs at the Monnaie de Paris. Photo courtesy Eva-Art.

Chiara Parisi, director of cultural programs at the Monnaie de Paris since 2011, is leaving her post at the historic mint after five years. Replacing her will be French curator Camille Morineau, reports the Art Newspaper.

Morineau, A graduate of the Ecole Normale Supérieure and the Institut du Patrimoine, is co-founder of Aware, an art historical non-profit devoted to recognizing significant women artists of the 20th century.

For 10 years, she was senior curator of the contemporary collections at the Centre Pompidou in Paris, where she staged, among others, “Gerhard Richter” (2012), “Roy Lichtenstein” (2013), and “elles@centrepompidou,” which exhibited female artists from the Pompidou’s collection. She also curated the 2014 Niki de Saint Phalle retrospective at the Grand Palais in Paris and Guggenheim Bilbao.

At the Monnaie de Paris, one of her tasks will be to exhibit more art by French and female artists.

The Monnaie de Paris was founded in the year 864. It mints all French euros, as well as coins for other countries, making around 800 million circulating coins each year.

In its palace complex in Paris’ 6th arrondissement, built in 1775, artistic coins are also minted. Since 2008, the mint has shown contemporary art exhibitions, as well as opened itself up as a cultural center, complete with shopping boutiques and a restaurant run by the chef Guy Savoy.

Parisi helped to build the arts programming as it is today, now showing 3 or 4 exhibitions of contemporary art each year.

In 2014, the exhibition spaces marked their renovation with Paul McCarthy’s “Chocolate Factory.” Currently on view is Maurizio Cattelan’s “Not Afraid of Love.”

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