CHOICES Collectors Weekend
The 3rd edition of CHOICES Collectors Weekend will take place in Paris on May 21–22, 2016. During two days, CHOICES offers an itinerary through 36 participating Parisian galleries.
This year’s group show is hosted by the Palais de Tokyo. The itinerary of the 3rd edition will take visitors to galleries in Belleville and Pantin, Saint-Germain-des-Prés and Matignon, the Marais and the Palais-Royal.
The programme of Rendez-Vous CHOICES includes private views and performances as well as meetings with artists, gallery owners and curators. Over the weekend, the exhibition at the Palais de Tokyo will show the works of some 36 artists, one per participating gallery. Laurent Le Bon and Emilie Bouvard (respectively President and Curator in charge of contemporary art at the Picasso Museum) have agreed to share their outlook on the selection of works put forward by galleries.
The gallery will present works by Franco Bellucci.
A frequent visitor to the Blu Cammello workshop in Livorno, he was first discovered by the artist Riccardo Bargellini. The hybrid sculptures he produces are composed of assembled objects whose links are prominent. Observed through the prism of their transitional, fetishistic or apotropaic value, they have been presented in several major exhibitions such as the monograph dedicated to him at the MAD Museum in Liège, Banditi dell’arte (Halle Saint Pierre) and art brut, abcd/Bruno Decharme collection (Maison rouge) in Paris. “These works are invested with a symbolic power that many “professional” artists are unable to achieve.” (P. Dagen, Le Monde)