We know these days who will be the new boss of the École nationale supérieure des beaux-arts de Paris (ENSBA). Few names are circulating, such as those of critical Stéphanie Moisdon or Simon Njami, but it is that of Jean de Loisy who holds the rope. The decree required at the end of his presidency at the Palais de Tokyo has also been signed.

The 70 teachers and 650 students, however, are not immune to a surprise. On 9 November, an open letter signed by a few artists, gallery owners, and critics undermined this candidacy. It was the fact that the man is a figure of the small circle of art institutions in france. In fact, before taking the helm of the building on avenue du President-Wilson in 2011, this specialist of contemporary aesthetics has chaired the Association of directors of the regional funds of contemporary art (Frac), is spent by the ministry of Culture and the Centre Pompidou. By this it is hinted that the sixties came, Jean de Loisy, personality to the network …

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