This sector, located in the centre of the Grand Palais, hosts 12 young galleries that are under six years of existence. They may present up to three artists maximum and Art Paris takes care of 45% of the galleries’ participation costs.
In partnership with L’art est vivant and The Fine Art Collective, Art Paris Art Fair launched a new prize in 2017 that aims to support a young talent, represented by one of the galleries in the Promises sector, at a key moment in his/her career.
L'art est vivant is a collective of passionate art enthusiasts and collectors founded in 2014. Every year it supports artists from the emerging contemporary art scene by helping with the production and distribution of their creations, the publication of books and artists’ books and contributing to purchasing and lending art works. It also organises and supports various exhibitions and events.
This Award includes a 3 000 euros allowance for the artist and 2 000 euros worth of artistic material offered by The Fine Art Collective France (Winsor&Newton - Liquitex - Lefranc & Bourgeois - Conté à Paris)
The 2017 L’art est vivant prize awarded to Dalila Dalléas Bouzar for the princesse serie showcased by Galerie Cécile Fakhoury (Abdijan).
Dalila Dalléas Bouzar, 2017 prizewinner introduces a string of pictures named Princess
inspired by Marc Garanger photographs, taken during the Algerian conflict in refugee camps,
and commissionned for ID’s creation in order to control population movement by the french
army. Women had been compelled then to take off their veil in front of the camera. Her shoots
tell the story about her women country, which she identifies herself with. By reappropriating
those shoots, she highlights the women dignity in spite of the violence inflicted by the french
Army. By seeing them adorned with gold, magnified and odd, it reveals the feeling to face
icons through centuries.
The jury chose this artwork because « they have been impressed by the diversity of her artistic
proposals ... varieties of items and techniques that she successively uses according to her life
history, the places and the meetings that she induced to do. » « We particularly welcome her
mastering of drawing and the fact that it is inscribed as the very essence of her creative work».
Dalila Dalléas Bouzar, serie princesse , 2016-2017
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