Exhibition at Contemporary Art Gallery, Auvers-sur-Oise

This Saturday, March 11 begins a new exhibition organized as part of “L’ART et la VIE 2” (Art & Life 2), an international artistic and scientific project on the theme of life and death.

A vernissage is scheduled for 6 p.m. this Saturday, March 11.

Exhibition from 03/11 to 05/14/2023

Municipal Gallery of Contemporary Art
Tel: 01 30 36 13 46
5, r du Montcel, 95430 – Auvers-sur-Oise

🔻 Gallery opening hours 🔻

Access on weekends and public holidays: 10.30 a.m.-12.30 p.m. and 2 p.m.-5.30 p.m.
Access during the week is reserved for the reception of groups by appointment in connection with the Daubigny museum. Contact: Laurine SACLET, group manager, 01 30 36 80 20, email: groupesdaubigny@ville-auverssuroise.fr
A visit guide for schoolchildren is available at the bottom of the page: http://www.graps.fr/spip.php?article63
Professional access by appointment: graps.auvers@gmail.com

“L’ART et La VIE 2” (Art & Life 2) is an international artistic and scientific project that includes the exhibition “Life and Death”, as well as the scientific symposium “CREATION – DURATION – PASSAGE – RENAISSANCE”. A first set of works is presented in France, a second circulates in Europe.

The initiators and main coordinators of the project are the Institute of Fine Arts of the University of Rzeszów and the Department of Biotechnology of the University of Rzeszów (Poland), as well as the Wela Art Gallery (Gasny, France).

Art, life, death… the exhibition brings together various ways of evoking these subjects with, as a backdrop, historically documented practices. In traditional painting, some still lifes represent slaughtered game or weapons and the vanitas highlight the triumph of death; these pictorial genres explicitly address the issue of human frailty and vanity.

Today, the question of waste (see the New Realists), the interest in everyday gestures (see the practices of happening and performance), the accumulation of goods (see Pop art) or the relationship of humans with nature (see Land art), form a range of contemporary approaches, which are intended to be critical of our desire to consume, our materialism and their impact on natural resources and the environment. So many artistic tracks that evoke the duality of living/dying that we are confronted with.


The itinerant operation of the project with 41 artists and scientists required working in modest and easy-to-install formats; which excluded the possibility of mounting installations or performances, approaches that many of the artists present also practice.

With artists:
Bagés Villaneda, Banachowicz, Baumgartner, Bednarska, Bigi, Blanch González, Carlos Espinel, Ciemerych-Litwinienko, d’Isola, deC, Gillet, Goldstein, González Vázquez, Grela, Kokko, Konieczko, Kónya, Lahusen, Le François, Morawetz, Nikiel , Olszyński, Pawlowska, Pawlowski, Pisarek, Pytel, Sankowska, Sankowski, Savchenko, Steliga, Suslinnikow, Suzuki, Szabó, Szyszlak, Tereszkiewicz, Tomalski, Uchman, Volosčuková, Wela, Wnuk, Zdejszy.

The exhibition has been shown three times:

  • Wela Gallery, September 2022; 38, rue de l’Industrie 27620 Gasny – 06 79 80 99 16 – wela.art@gmail.com; see the exhibition on youtube: https://youtu.be/j-J3bdZuDH0
  • La petite Galerie, October 2022; 85A quai de la Seine – 95530 La Frette-sur-Seine.
  • University of Madrid from February 3 to 24, 2023.

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