15 Years of Artistic Creation in France
4 Hosting the artistic “Profiles” of a European country…
Suna & İnan Kıraç
French Ambassador to Turkey
8 “Profiles”, an eclectic and nomadic survey
Where does the French artistic scene stand in regard to the last fifteen years? What are its eminent character traits? What are its dominant trends? Did nay notable change come about to transform its physiognomy? These are so many questions brought into play by this idea of sketching a “profile” and not a “panorama” of its present status. The semantic differentiation between these two words is quite imposing here. If the notion of panorama supposes a scope and an extent which imply a broadened vision of the situation, that of profile does not make out the same meaning and sooner accentuates the idea of an overview, a digest, following the example of an artist who endeavours to give a thumbnail sketch of his model in an attempt to express its essential traits.
Profiles exhibition aimed at highlighting the state of artistic production with the development of recent years in France. Prepared in parallel to the exhibition, this catalogue brings together 60 works by approximately 40 artists, combining exemplary groups of contemporary creation from all trends and styles, living and working in France. The catalogue also includes an article by curator Philippe Piguet.
Date of Publication: 2006
Number of pages: 91