Rencontre

2020
París, Francia

This intervention at Place Charles de Monselet in the 19th arrondissement of Paris belongs to the art residency program Bien-Venue, carried out by Le CentQuatre cultural center.

The objective is to develop public and participatory art and cultural programs in the 19th arrondissement, a decentralized district with less priority for the administration.

We write the word “Rencontre” (meeting) because it represents squares as elements of social cohesion and reflects a neighborhood whose main characteristic is its socio-cultural diversity.

Besides, the unique temporal context in which we executed the work strengthens the chosen word. We traveled to Paris amidst a global pandemic, with rigorous health controls which did not allow us to make the participatory process. As a result, only a few neighbors and students collaborated, bringing out the social need for working together to overcome these situations.

Information and credits
  • Intervención de 51 m de largo x aproximadamente 3 de alto
  • Pintura plástica y esmalte al agua sobre muro de piedra caliza
  • Realizado dentro del marco de residencias artísticas Bien-Venue del centro cultural Le Centquatre
  • Gracias a todos los vecinos y vecinas del 19 arrondisement, a los colegios Romainville y Eugéne Cotton por participar
  • Gracias a José Manuel Gonçálves por contar con nosotros
  • Gracias a Clara Chalou, Delphine Marcadet, Sonia Khiter, Elsa Lemesle y Celia por su impecable producción
  • Gracias a Anne-Flore Cabanis y Jan Vormann por su genial compañía
  • Apoyo desde el estudio: Maria Vadell y Alba Sánchez
  • Equipo de ejecución: María Corrales e Irene García
  • Fotografía por Boa Mistura y Quentin Chevrier
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