Anne & Julien
Over the years and in almost thirty years of activity, the work of the founders of HEY! - Anne & Julien - is known for its ability to unveil new talents and open previously unknown fields of exploration. Specialists of “outside of the box” arts and outsider pop, they work on two axes since 1990, which they formulated on the occasion of the opening of their art gallery L’Hydre de L’Art (Paris). In connection with the preoccupations and interests of the present time, they re emerge forgotten worlds, choosing themes and works that tend to make visible an avant-garde; and decrypt comprehensive topics offering an alternative to the vision of a normative and unilateral culture. Activists in regard of the influence of pop countercultures and marginal art on the running of the world, the duo is is behind several major and now historical exhibitions in France (“Miyazaki vs Moebius”, musée de la Monnaie de Paris - 2004/2005 // “Tatoueurs, Tatoués”, musée du Quai Branly – Jacques Chirac, Paris - 2014/2015). Meanwhile, they set up three founding exhibitions of pop outsider and pop figurative art: “HEY! modern art & pop culture” at Halle Saint Pierre, Paris (2011 - 2013 - 2015), the first of this kind in Europe and in museums, named after the eponymous magazine created in March 2010.
Since 2015, “Tatoueurs, Tatoués”, (renamed “Tattoo” for the international) has been shown at Royal Ontario Museum (Toronto, Canada), Field Museum (Chicago, USA), History Natural History Museum (L.A. United States). The exhibition is on a world tour until 2020, and will be presented in Moscow in Aprile 2020.
Since 2016, in order to enrich its collections and enhance the art and practice of tattooing, the musée du quai Branly - Jacques Chirac entrusted Anne De HEY! with the creation of a Tatouthèque, a department of the heritage collection “Globalization historical and contemporary”, consisting of commissioned works of alive master tattoo artists. This space, dedicated to the preservation of this art and to the promotion of its contemporary artistic creation, is a world premiere in a museum environement.
HEY! is currently headed by Anne De HEY!, who signs all the curating projects (Julien conducts an artistic work under tge name of “Mr Djub”, and is “Djubaka”, a musical programmer on France Inter radio since 2000).
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.