Grand Palais Auditorium (in French only)
Thursday 28th March
2.30pm to 4pm
Art galleries as seen by the media
Round table discussion organised by the Professional Committee of Art Galleries moderated by art critic and columnist at the Journal des Arts Christophe Domino with gallery owners Nathalie Obadia, Anne de Villepoix, Bernard Ceysson and Bernard Zürcher and journalists Roxana Azimi from the Quotidien de l’Art, Catherine Millet of Art Press and Harry Bellet from Le Monde.
4pm to 5.30 pm
Russian creation today : between glamour and political activism
Round table discussion moderated par Ekatherina Iragui ( Iragui Gallery, Moscow) and Curator Andrei Erofeev, with Pauline de Laboulaye and curators Jean-Hubert Martin and Elena Sorokina.
Friday 29th March*
2.30pm to 4pm
Sarajevo in the heart of Europe? Art and Memory
Round table discussion moderated by Christopher Yggdre director of patronage at the Agnes b. Foundation, with Pierre Courtin founder of Sarajevo’s art Centre Duplex/100m², photographer Milomir Kovačević and painter Radenko Milak, and Remy Ourdan, reporter, Deputy Editor of Le Monde publications.
“The absence of memory is as terrible as forgetting.” In 2014 Sarajevo will play host to numerous events to mark the centenary of the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria by Serb nationalist Gavrilo Princip. This incident is considered by some to have been the event that sparked the beginning of the First World War. Some 80 years later, the city of Sarajevo lived through a siege that lasted 1395 days.
On the occasion of the presence at Art Paris Art Fair of Duplex/100m² art centre, established in Sarajevo in 2004, this round table has been organised to explore the relationship between art and memory and art and history through the work of a number of artists including Adela Jušić, Milomir Kovačević, Radenko Milak. The conflicts that wracked the Balkans for years are at the heart of their artistic investigations.
4pm to 5.30 pm
Round table discussion with designers and gallery owners of the Artdesign Plateform on the challenges facing design from emerging countries.
The discussion is moderated by Vanessa Chenaie, Deputy Editor of IDEAT Magazine with designers Andrea Knecht, Arik Levy, Matali Crasset, Cheick Diallo and Paola Bjäringer, Director of Galerie Slott and Pascale Revert, Director of Perimeter Art&Design.
Design is now an integral part of the work of art galleries, whether the pieces are unique or in limited edition. The debate over the inherent dichotomy between art and design has been buried once and for all. The galleries are now more like hybrid laboratories that facilitate creation by artists of all stripes. Some galleries are now stepping off the beaten track to bring in, alongside established European artists, up and coming talents from North Africa and Brazil - minorities whose visibility is now growing on the international scene. How do artists and galleries work together? How do they share know-how to create the typologies of the future? What is new for collectors and for our interiors?