Anne & Julien
Anne & Julien have worked as a duo in the art market and in the music, comics and media fields for over 30 years, and are now identified as co-founders of HEY !, a multidisciplinary structure combining an art mag, exhibition(s) and show(s). Their knowledge and expertise of subcultures, as well as a solid career in the fields of art, reporting and publishing, make them major players in the French and European artistic cultural landscape, thanks to achievements already recognized on the international scale. In the light of this work and through the richness of this experience, HEY! modern art & pop culture has become an essential European influencer in the field of contemporary figurative pop art (a trend that Anne & Julien have named "Outsider Pop").
In 2014, Anne & Julien imagined and then directed the international exhibition "Tatoueurs, tatoués" at the quai Branly – Jacques Chirac Museum (Paris). Commissioned in 2012 by the museum and its CEO Stéphane Martin, the duo gathered for the first time in the world an artistic approach to examine the topic of tattoos alongside traditional approaches from anthropology, ethnology, sociology and history. "Tatoueurs, tatoués" (May 2014/2015) is the longest temporary exhibition presented by this national museum, as well as its most popular. It is now on an international tour until 2020: Royal Ontario Museum (Toronto); Field Museum (Chicago); Natural History Museum (Los Angeles)...
In 2010, Anne & Julien founded the art magazine HEY! modern art & pop culture; a quarterly bilingual publication presenting since its start an artistic landscape little or never represented in France. In the wake of the pioneering action of HEY !, the duo was invited for the first time in 2011 by the art brut museum Halle Saint Pierre (Paris) as curators: "HEY! modern art & pop culture - Part I " was exhibited from September 2011 to March 2012, and met with great public success. Two other opuses followed, again at Halle Saint Pierre: "HEY! modern art & pop culture - Part II "(2013) and" HEY! modern art & pop culture - Act III "(2015/2016). Anne & Julien were also essential figures in the making of the exhibition "Moebius / Miyazaki" at the Musée de la Monnaie (Paris) in 2004/2005, at the time the first Western presentation of the work of the Japanese genius Hayao Miyazaki in an institutional museum context. As European specialists in tattoo and pop culture, they are regularly invited speakers in institutional and academic environments (Creative Mornings, Paris, University of Fashion, Lyon, Quai Branly Museum, Paris, University Diderot, Paris, National Institute of History of Art, Paris...).
The duo also often performs on stage under the pseudonyms Rosita Warlock & Mr. Djub with HEY! La Cie, the troupe of performers that they co-founded (Anne is the director of the shows, Julien creates their sound architectures). As event curators, they have together also produced and programmed three interdisciplinary festivals taking place over several days in Paris.
Anne De Hey !
President of HEY! SAS, publisher and editor-in-chief of the magazine since its first issue in 2010, Anne is also the artistic director of the entire HEY! modern art & pop culture project. She is the curator of all the HEY! exhibition projects and heads the editorial design and texts of the exhibition catalogs.
Julien De Hey !
Co-founder of the entire HEY! project, Julien is the editorial advisor and is in charge of the development strategy. In parallel, Julien is also known as "Djubaka", music programmer on France Inter since 2000, in charge of a dozen daily and weekly programs, and is a consultant on the music policy of this national media.
Zoé Forget has worked alongside Anne & Julien since September 2011, which corresponds to the 8th issue of HEY! modern art & pop culture. In 2009, she prompted a meeting with the duo, after seeing their first group (78 RPM Selector) on stage. Seeing her photographs, Anne & Julien encouraged her to stay with them, to participate in the assembly of the first HEY! exhibition in Paris. The ideals defended by HEY!, and the energy of the artistic universe that she was brought to meet led Zoé Forget to immerse herself deeply in all projects led by the duo. In addition to exhibition curation and directing the photographic execution of the magazine, she also participates in the development of its contents. Zoé Forget also takes part in the executive production of HEY!'s festivals and HEY! La Cie’s shows. Today, she is the project and development manager of HEY!, staying by Anne & Julien as their joint right arm.
For the “Tatoueurs Tatoués” exhibition at the quai Branly – Jacques Chirac Museum (Paris), Zoé Forget created 8 photographs presented in the last room - the photographic cabinet. This series was presented at the Royal Ontario Museum (Toronto) as part of the “Tattoos: Ritual exhibition. Identity. Obsession. Art” in 2016, then at the Field Museum in Chicago - and will continue to follow the exhibition as part of its international tour planned until 2020. Zoé Forget is also the official HEY! La CIE photographer, and co-editor (?) of the books HEY! TATTOO and 4 Degrees ART alongside Anne de HEY !. Moreover, since 2005, focused on studio work, Zoé Forget has continued to develop her own photographic work. Graduate of the ENS Louis Lumière (Paris), she has a PhD in Aesthetics, Sciences and Technologies of the Arts, Zoé Forget examines the body as a marginal subject, political place and expression of both visual and social anti-standards at the core of her theoretical photographic work. Her doctoral thesis, published in 2015 by L'Harmattan, studied the representation of unusual bodies in contemporary photography.