ART CAPITAL – LE SALON COMPARAISONS – GRAND PALAIS EPHEMERAL – Champs de Mars, Eiffel Tower – France
• International contemporary art fair in Paris
• From February 15 to 20, 2022
• The opening by invitation is scheduled on February 15, 2022
For the 4th consecutive year, Florence Lemiegre is one of the artists invited by the sculptor William Noblet, group leader of “plural sculpture” of the ART CAPITAL Comparisons show in Paris. This year, the artist will present a brand new creation, “Culbutos Serendipity Snow Bloom”, a sculpture created especially for this major art event in France and internationally.
“True creation is free of all dogma, necessarily multiple. It is worthy of interest when it is demanding, free and singular. Beyond originality, the strength of a work is in its uniqueness. Thus, Sculpture Plurielle brings together expressions that have in common a demanding research, plastic qualities, originality and independence. If abstraction is dominant, it is not set up as an absolute dogma”.
William NOBLET, sculptor and leader of the group ” Sculpture plurielle “.
For 5 days, the ART CAPITAL fair is an event that brings together approximately 40,000 visitors under the most prestigious roof of Paris, the nave of the Grand Palais by Henri Deglane, around works of contemporary art exhibited by 2,500 artists from around the world.
This year, due to the works, the Grand Palais Éphémère, a temporary building of 10,000 m2, supported by the Réunion des musées nationaux – Grand Palais and Paris 2024, will be installed on the Champ-de-Mars at the beginning of 2021 and until the end of the Olympic and Paralympic Games Paris 2024. It was inaugurated on June 12, 2021 and designed by the Wilmotte & Associés agency and produced by the GL events company. Installed on the Joffre plateau of the Champ-de-Mars, the Grand Palais Ephémère, a true architectural feat, is part of the history of this site, reactivating the place it held during the great Universal Exhibitions of the 19th and early 20th centuries. The architectural design of the curved double vaulted structure gives the building a typology on the scale of the Champ-de-Mars and fits perfectly into this prestigious site. After several months of assembly, the Grand Palais Éphémère is now finished and ready to welcome you!
A little history :
Art Capital was born in 2006 from the desire of the so-called “historic salons of the Grand Palais” and artists from different backgrounds to play on their differences, to join forces to create a federative and new event within the framework of the historic return of these salons to the Grand Palais. The five historic Parisian art fairs are united under the name of Art Capital: Les Artistes Français, Les Artistes Indépendants, Comparaisons, Dessin et Peinture à l’eau and La Nationale des Beaux-Arts.
Editorial of the President of the Comparisons exhibition:
In order to turn its back on an intolerance that is contrary to what art should be, Comparisons, from its first edition, was organized according to trends, each of them being presented within a group. And the confrontation became serene, even fraternal.
Today, faithful to these principles, Comparaisons has 28 groups corresponding to as many sensibilities or tendencies of the current art, and the public appreciates that styles, approaches or techniques are thus confronted.
If we draw up a non-exhaustive list of artists who have exhibited at Comparaisons, we can see that only a few of them were known when they exhibited their works. But all of them have contributed – sometimes in a masterly way – to the notoriety of the Salon. Today they are famous, admired, and their works sought after by collectors. They hold a special place in our emotional universe. André Lhote, Antonio Tapies, Poliakoff, Matta, Arman, Yves Klein, Vieira Da Silva, Alechinsky, Lindström, François Morellet, Utrillo, Vlaminck, Chaissac, Raysse, René Magritte, Jean Messagier, Mimmo Rotella, Man Ray, Picasso, Salvador Dali, Antoni Clavé, Van Dongen, Christo, André Masson, Bernard Buffet, Olivier Debré César, Villeglé Niki de Saint-Phalle, Atlan, Hains, Lanskoy, Klasen …
The Comparisons Salon is today faithful to this prestigious past. These references serve as a spur to the committee, in the choice of artists to invite and sensibilities to put forward.
Paul Alexis, President of the Comparisons Salon.
Art Capital – Comparisons 2022
Grand Palais Ephemera
Av. Pierre Loti, 75007 Paris – France