This section is dedicated to promoting 12 talented young galleries that are under six years of existence. This year brings a 100% international selection with galleries from Abidjan, Amsterdam, Bogota, Bratislava, Geneva, Lagos, London, Luanda or Rome.
Also new this year, The L’art est vivant 2017 prize, in partnership with The Fine Art Collective, will be awarded to one of the artists presented by Promises.
50 Golborne, London
Anna Marra Contemporanea, Roma
Art Twenty One, Lagos
La Balsa Arte, Bogota
ELA - Espaço Luanda Arte, Luanda
Espace L, Geneva
Galerie Cécile Fakhoury, Abidjian
The Ravestjin Gallery, Amsterdam
Rutger Brandt Gallery, Amsterdam
Tiwani Contemporary, London
Tyburn Gallery, London
SODA Gallery, Bratislava
L’art est vivant
‘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.
The ‘L'art est vivant’ prize is the consequence of our approach as art collectors and enthusiasts interested in all kinds of artistic creation. It embodies a spirit of adventure, as we are attentive to artists who express how they see their world and our world and a spirit of discovery, because we are constantly on the lookout for unexpected emotions and new suggestions that are outside of time and any known frameworks.
When we offer to help an artist, it is always at a key moment in his/her artistic career, one which we feel is important, or to be more precise, a vital moment, when what is at stake will allow the artist in question to cross the threshold into a new creative stage.
Working directly with the artist and hand-in-hand with his/her gallery, our ambition is to achieve concrete results, grounded in quality human relations, mutual respect and confidence. In conjunction with the artist, our actions aim to ensure that the artworks travel and are seen by as many people as possible, thereby giving birth to new adventures both in France and abroad.
In this way life is at work and the artist’s vision and commitment make sense, in other words we are helping others to see as we do.
The 2017 ‘L'art est vivant’ prize will be awarded to one of the artists whose work is on show in the Promesses section. In 2016, the prize went to Tunisian artist Atef Maatallah.
Atef Maatallah, Refuge 2 – Graphite on cotton paper - triptych 40 × 50 cm - 2016 - @ Atef Maatallah
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