Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Artsy immersion in le Marais by Nathalie Molho, expert in real estate in Paris France

Historic district of Paris, but also new epicenter of Fashion, the Marais vibrates of an artistic impulse since the beginning of its rehabilitation by André Malraux in the 60s, with a record concentration of galleries of Modern Art and contemporary design, since the late 90s
FASSIANOS Spring 's coming ESTADES Gallery

Actually, the best names of international scene of Contemporary Art Market gathered here in the center of Paris: Right Bank, dethroning the famous and now more bourgeois 6th arrondissement.( left bank)

Famous names - sometimes on three continents such as Thaddaeus Ropac in Hong Kong, Paris, New York or London - present in the Marais since 1990 or Daniel Templon who shine in the firmament of the most famous gallerists and find themselves annually in the rituals that have become the 10 contemporary Art exhibitions around the world: Art Basel, Art Brussel, Art Dubai, Paris Photo, FIAC Paris, Artissima (Turin), the Armory show (New York), Art Geneva, Art Cologne, Expo Chicago, real must-see events, or through events dedicated only to professionals such as:Talking Galleries, (Barcelona symposium) In the context of the globalizing art world : a platform which is focused on the discussion of key issues relevant to the gallery sector, where leading art-world figures are brought together to debate and exchange new trends specific to gallerism and the art market in general, through lecture, work-shops and lab
Talking Galleries Barcelona symposium


Next exhibition that we will talk about a lot and thay falls in the light of current societal and political issues : VALIE EXPORT, this austrian and septuagenarian artist was a feminist pasionaria in the 60's, trading her name against an artist name corresponding to a brand of cigarettes. After collecting for 25 years this underground photographer, Thaddaeus Ropac gets the artist exlusive representation in 2017


Her work on making her body subject and center of her art, is best seen in her series: Body Configurations (1972-76) that the curator of the exhibition Caroline Bourgeois has already highlighted at the Jeu de Paume national museum in 2003, and who explains: “VALIE EXPORT has always refused conventions. Rejecting the role of housewife, she turns to art with a sense of urgency. Her first and seminal gesture is when she dubs herself VALIE EXPORT—in all capital letters—to match the strength of an other self who may bear a masculine name. Defining your name instead of enduring your father’s.
Valie Export THADDAEUS ROPAC Gallery

At Templon, (Gallery founded in 1966) other notable news: from 14 February to 23 April 23 2018, the Centre Pompidou is exhibiting the remarkable donation Jim Dine recently made to the Musée National d’Art Moderne: 28 paintings and sculptures produced between 1961 and 2016. A gift through which, as the artist puts it, he wanted to «pay back a cultural and personal debt to France» – namely the many years spent in Paris, which introduced him to «an aesthetic» that has enlightened his artistic decisions. In acclaiming this gesture, the exhibition strikingly retraces a unique career that is still productive
Setlled in Montrouge, the artist of 82 years, is still painting, inspired by the self-portrait through recurring objects like the hearts, the Venus of milo, the dressing gown, the tools or the figure of Pinocchio

A must read "An history of contemporary art' the biography of Daniel Templon , enriched by the words of the gallerist evocating his trajectory, the encounter with Catherine Millet at the age of 20, and discoveries of the greatest contemporary artists such as Cesar, Ben Vautier, Carl André, Frank Stella, Andy Warhol or Helmut Newton. It thus gives the keys of this history of the political and artistic transformations of the last half-century

Beside these giants, known and recognized all over the planet, stand out from other gallery owners as Magda Danysz, newcomer who arrived very young on the artsy planet (she sets up her first exhibition at 18 rue Keller), whose vocation is to support emerging artists by offering atypical program combining visual art, digital art and street art in her gallery located rue Amelot. 
Supporting different type of arts, Magda Danysz is always looking for multidisciplinarity. Convinced that the world of art is constantly changing, she is committed to democratize contemporary art by making her gallery a place of discovery and conviviality Discoverer of talent, the gallery was the first to present in Paris, or in Shanghai, the works of Shepard Fairey (Obey), Mark Ryden, JR, VHILS or Prune Nourry. But it is not content with Paris, and pushes further the adventure: from London to Shanghai, opening a new gallery in the BUND, the most dynamic area of ​​the city Commissioner of the exhibition "Street Generation (s) 40 years of urban art" in Roubaix, she is the author of  an  history of urban art, parallel to her own beginnings She met the artists before they became stars. "Our job is similar to that of the gold digger," she compares. When she exposes, in 2003, Shepard Fairey, the American is not yet haloed of his posters for the campaign of Barack Obama 

Moreover, Magda Danysz is also member of the board of “Cube”, the first multimedia cultural center in France, dedicated to digital creation, opened in 2001, become one of the most famous in Europe, it explores and crosses territories digital creativity, social innovation and technology, offering more than 200 workshops and events each year. Thus, more than 3000 artists from the international scene, young or experienced talents, have met an audience in demand for cultural renewal.


For neophytes who would like to be guided in a made on measure tour dedicated to contemporary art, Wonderful Time offers a direct contact with an expert who will know by experience as a collector and  also as an art historian in order to let you discover all the subtleties of the offer currently available via the Parisian galleries of contemporary art

Another must-see gallery in the Marais: the POLKA gallery, which has been on rue St Gilles since 2007, presents an old and modern photographic program by questioning the representation of major world events, with a selection of artists such as: William Klein, Jean- Marie Perier, Elliott Erwitt etc ...

The exhibition "WOMEN OF THE WORLD" by Sebastiao Salgado and Marc Ribboud is open until 20 January 2018
Do not miss the flash interview of Sebastiao Salgado:

Finally Place des Vosges, do not miss one the most interesting and multi-facets gallery, opened in 2009 by Michel ESTADES, also present in Lyon and Toulon ( south of FRANCE) expert and merchant since 25 years, a real reference for the works of many modern masters or contemporary figurative figures, such as the famous Jean Cocteau, or the most famous Bernard Buffet but also Cavailles, Dufy, Utrillo, or greek painter Alekos Fassianos, and also the sculpture department with Boudon, Derely or Colcombet
Each year, the 3 sites ( PARIS – LYON- TOULON) organize about 30 monographic and thematic exhibitions

On the other hand, according to an annual list established in 2013, among the 100 most popular contemporary living artists in France, three are "house" and exclusive artists of the Estades Gallery: Chanco, Malle and Jehan; and eight other painters are permanently presented by the Estades Gallery: Fusaro, Combas, Aizpiri, Jouenne, Weisbuch, Raya, Truphemus and Gantner (Source ART ACTUEL - No. 89 - Nov / Dec 2013).
"A passion, the word is not too strong to express what is the driving force of my activity since always. I am primarily an art lover, a collector. I buy and exhibit in my galleries what I would have liked to keep in my private collection. My best reward is to see that I share my favorites and my expertise. Thus expresses the founder of the eponymous Gallery, which never ceases to innovate: in 2012, the Estades Gallery created a department dedicated to monumental Art. This "tailor-made" offer concerns town halls, local authorities, businesses and individuals, wishing to enhance their real estate assets and offer well-being through the acquisition of a major sculpture.
The Gallery offers a large panel of national and international famous artists, topics and manufacturing alternatives, while being responsible for the entire project process. Each order -made on measure, is unique and personalized to each customer. Galerie Estades opened in 2009 on the mythical Parisian place classified as a historical monument. This former Place Royale became Place des Vosges is one of the heart of the European art market. Between the pavilions of the King and Queen, not far from the houses of the Marquise de Sevigne and Victor Hugo.The Estades Gallery, located under the ancient arcades of this elegant square of the Marais, presents exhibitions of the modern and contemporary Masters.

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