• 13 Jul 2018

Discover Art-Trope’s new address and our selection of exhibitions to see this summer for an artistic break.


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Art-Trope at Creatis’: the residence of media and cultural entrepreneurs

Art-Trope is now part of Creatis, the residence of media and cultural entrepreneurs. As a result, Art-Trope has now a new address: 15 rue de la Fontaine au Roi in Paris’ 11th district. We welcome you by appointment and will soon give you our new phone number. Creatis was founded in 2012 and has been supporting 130 companies generating a cumulative revenue of 23 million Euros. 13 million Euros total were raised. Also, the supported companies’ 4 years survival rate reaches 85%. Creatis is already located in Brussels and will soon open another location in Lyon in 2019. Since May 2018, Creatis is part of the cultural projects accelerator FAR which puts together entrepreneurs, creators, Artists, institutions, makers, non-profits, journalists, researchers and audiences.

Back to the future at the Rencontres de la Photographie in Arles this summer

Art-Trope went to the Rencontres de la Photographie in Arles, the international rendezvous for Art photography business professionals which takes place from July 2nd to September 23rd 2018. Among our favorite exhibitions, we selected “Gilbert and George: The Great Exhibition 1971-2016”, the huge retrospective dedicated to the iconic duo: Gilbert and George. The Luma Foundation entrusted the exhibition’s scenography to curators Hans Ulrich Obrist, Artistic Director of the Serpentines Galleries in London and Daniel Birnbaum, Director of the Moderna Museet of Stockholm. Exiting the Luma Foundation’s Grande Halle, you may go to the Palais de l’Archevêché. Photographer William Wegman presents a series of photographs staging his dog, Man Ray. Entitled “Being human”, the exhibition questions our human nature with a disarming sense of humor. In the Cloître Saint Trophime, young photographers Baptiste Rabichon and Gregor Sailer address two very different topics. When Baptiste Rabichon offers fantasized photographic worlds, Gregor Sailer encapsulates haunted decors around the world where fake façades create an illusion of life.

Gilbert and George The Great exhibition 1971 2016 Rencontres de la Photographie of Arles 2018

Gilbert and George: The Great exhibition 1971-2016, Rencontres de la Photographie of Arles, 2018 © Art-Trope

Indulge in the hypnotic colors of Zao Wou-Ki

This summer, the Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris hosts, from January 6th 2019, the exhibition Zao Wou-Ki: space is silence. It is the first great exhibition dedicated to the Artist in Paris in 15 years. At the time when the Chinese painter came to Paris in 1948, he experienced the “Nymphéas” by Monet at the Musée de l’Orangerie. The liberation of color on the canvas kept fascinating the Artist all his life. Even though he never embraced any movement of his time, his Artworks maintain a dialogue with American Expressionist Jackson Pollock. As a result the Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris chose to give a special attention to Zao Wou-Ki’s large formats. In that context, Curators François Michaud and Erik Verhagen, chose to start the exhibition with the 1956 Artwork entitled “Traversée des apparences”. The painting was made right before the Artist’s departure for his first journey in the United States. Visitors are invited to enter the Artist’s own world.

Zao Wou-Ki's 1974 Artwork

Zao Wou-Ki, Going through appearances, 1956 © ADAGP, Paris, 2018


Read our article about the new Los Angeles affordable Art fair concurrently to the Frieze here.