France Pavilion (Washington DC May 18-19)
May 13, 2016
A curated Selling Exhibit of French Contemporary Artists Presented by France Pavilion
France Pavilion presents its third edition at the Embassy of France in Washington DC during the first FRENCH-AMERICAN BUSINESS WEEK.
This exceptional art exhibit, curated by international art expert, talented French Contemporary artists spanning all media forms. Sébastien Laboureau*, presents a selection of DOUBLE IDENTITY is not the title of the latest JAMES BOND movie. It is the theme of the new curated exhibit
presented by France Pavilion during the French-American Business Week in Washington DC at the French
DOUBLE IDENTITY is showing the multi-faceted complexities of human beings through various artistic
How can an artist best represent this inner diversity? It is not so much about the artwork itself, but rather about
what it can provoke within our souls and hearts...
DOUBLE IDENTITY takes the form of a visual illusion with Véronique Barrillot who honors past and present US Presidents using her innovative optical effect on canvas, showing troubling double images within the same artwork. As forRaphaëlle Ricol, one of François Pinault’s favorite contemporary French artists, she, like no other, illustrates our “inner shout”. She shows the soul that inhabits our bodies through very impactful visuals spread on canvas, a subject tackled by Nadine Debien with her joyful Humanoids Series, humoristic, life-sized and powerful sculptures filled with colors. Humor is also a characteristic of the works of Erick Artik, who interprets our Pop idols, Marilyn and Madonna, with a magazine cover displayed on the body of a general… Is it the impact of Western Idols on our diplomatic and military worlds, or a representation of our multi-faceted personalities?
FRANCE PAVILION presents “All things French”, from Art to Luxury, Fashion or Lifestyle, while welcoming a few American artists.
FRANCE PAVILION shows the powerful creativity of contemporary French artists creating with all types of media and all forms of arts: Photography, Paintings, Sculptures, New Media, Design, Fashion, Jewelry…
RAPHAELLE RICOL - RICHARD ORLINSKI - MAURICE RENOMA - NADINE DEBIEN - YOM DE SAINT PHALLE - CLAUDE CHARLIER - KAI - CEDRIK CAVALLIER - CLARA POUPEL - OLIVIER ALIGON - MOZ - NORMA BESSIERES - ANNE VALVERDE - ALAIN GODON - ZEVS-RUD & VANO - KURAR - PEGGY MELLA - SOPHIE PETITPAS - RAYA-JONATHAN DELMAS - MARIE - PIERRE MAQUET - BOUDRO - LE CLOSIER - VERONIQUE BARRILLOT
WASHINGTON, D.C.May 18 & 19, 2016Embassy of FranceExceptional Exhibit of French contemporary artists
Assistant Secretary of State (Charles H. Rivkin) and the French Ambassador (Gérard Araud in Washington