EXCLUSIVE TOUR OF ART PARIS ART FAIR WITH DIRECTOR GUILLAUME PIENS AND GUEST CURATORS MARC DONNADIEU AND AMANDA ABI KHALIL ON PREVIEW DAY
Join us for an exclusive tour of Art Paris art fair with director Guillaume Piens and guest curators Marc Donnadieu and Amanda Abi Khalil. Both regional and cosmopolitan, Art Paris will be celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2023. The fair will run from 30 March to 2 April 2023 (VIP preview March 29) at the Grand Palais Éphémère on the Champ-de-Mars.
For this edition, two guest curator will be addressing two themes dealing with notions of commitment and exile:
Art & Commitment: a focus on the French scene by Marc Donnadieu
After Hervé Mikaeloff in 2021, Alfred Pacquement in 2022, in 2023 independent exhibition curator and curator in chief at Photo Elysée (Lausanne, Switzerland) Marc Donnadieu will be presenting his perspective on the French scene with a selection of 20 artists of different generations. His selection is based around these artists’ approach to the concept of “commitment”, whether a commitment to art, or to the world, its history and what is happening today. According to Marc Donnadieu: “If art doesn’t change the world, some works of art do resist and, in their own way, counter the attacks to which the world is subjected. Such works make us more clairvoyant; they foster empathy and emancipation, obliging us to open our eyes to art and the world, to both their histories and current affairs. It is this commitment made by artists and their art that I want to put in the spotlight and contrast with the obscurity that is darkening the outlook today.”
Exile: Dispossession and Resistance by Amanda Abi Khalil
Independent exhibition curator and founder of Beirut’s Temporary Art Platform (TAP) Amanda Abi Khalil will be selecting around twenty international artists.
In a current context of exacerbated migratory tensions due to wars, economic and climatic crises among others, this thematic line proposes to approach exile as a complex, porous and personal process, to apprehend it beyond its strict geography. or his identity.
Highlighted in artistic practices on hospitality, the relationship to others or the feeling of strangeness, this theme makes the accents speak in an art world where the mobility of artists is often highly celebrated. (translation subject to reservation).