EXHIBITIONS

Face to Face 
October 28th - December 31st

On May 25, 2020, Georges Floyd was assassinated by a white "peacekeeper" who was "only doing his job". As with so many black men and women before him, US authorities are trying to bury the incident. Did this happen too many times ? Certainly not, the too many times was a long time ago, but within a divided America, this incident triggers a movement of revolt which force is in the image of the injustice suffered by Georges Floyd. His last words "I can't breath" became the slogan of this fight which denounces a systemic racism present in our modern societies. 

These movements of revolts which explode in the four corners of the United States have found an echo elsewhere in the world, and pancartes "I CAN'T BREATH" appear in large-scale demonstrations from Paris to Copenhagen and from London to Madrid.  

 

Through this exhibition, which highlights the young African-American scene, the floor is given to five artists who, through their work, confront their truth with those of others. Because the word "confront" its importance in the present context. It is no longer the time to lament or to be a passive spectator, but to confront a reality that must change by the commitment of each of us. To use the words of a friend and collector "Artists are not alone, but with their imagination and sensitivity they are often the pioneers who trace the path". We therefore invite you to a face to face meeting with five artists who refuse to no longer be able to breathe. 

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Solo Show by Idris Habib
October 28th - December 31st

"Inspiration is a force; others are the source of the artist in me. I find myself particularly drawn to musicians like Sun Ra, Jimi Hendrix and jazz legends like Miles Davis, Louis Armstrong, John Coltrane and Nina Simone Music in general is an integral part of my life and work. I believe that art is founded on the idea that sharing the creativity of others arouses in you the greatest forms of creativity that it inspires to look at what constitutes its environment and its community and that this sharing initiates creative visions, nourishing self-hope and inspiring others.

My work questions the role we play in this world as humans but also as our own identity, called black, white, yellow, Jewish, Christian, Muslim, Buddhist, Hindu or whatever we choose to believe. I believe you don't have to be of color to play a sparkling role in this world. Your actions, whether good or bad, will be the imprint you leave on others for them to contemplate and / or follow. It is important to remember that you are human first and foremost. (...) My painting does not concern any theory or any -ism. There is no other content than the image and what it shows. There is no need for political messages. The lines themselves are visual proof of the energy and process we go through as people of color. "- Idris Habib

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