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High Emission Zone

45 min visit

Galerie Obadia - Saint-Merri
11 Feb → 17 Apr 2021
From Monday to Saturday from 11 am to 7 pm. Closed on Sunday.

« Art is not totally inaccessible! The open galleries allow you to keep this link with the cultural world. An exhibition that warms hearts in these difficult times. »

How long will we have to endure this torment? Let's not lose hope and let's continue to see art! This is what the Nathalie Obadia gallery wanted to do by organising a large exhibition bringing together all the artists it represents, from the oldest to the latest. Leaving art freely accessible in spite of sanitary restrictions is still a luxury! It is above all a question of showing a large panel of contemporary artists. Because for them, it is also an extremely difficult period: not being able to project themselves, not being able to organise a vernissage, not being able to see their exhibition in broad daylight... So many things that are an obstacle to production. But it is also an aid to reflection! Confinement was also a crucial period for artists. If their practices are different, they have as it were given the "la la": they are interested in the ecological, political and economic problems that affect our society. The artists presented in High Emission Zone all have more or less a negative vision of today's society... But they also know how to (re)give us hope! Fabrice Hyber, Rina Banerjee, Nu Barreto, Rosson Crow or Luc Delahaye, Wang Keping, Laure Prouvost, Rodrigo Matheus, Benoît Maire, Manuel Ocampo, Fiona Rae, Joris Van de Moortel are among others. Some photographs by the visionary Agnès Varda are on display to remind us that life is an eternal beginning... So let's be patient, the best is yet to come!


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