Curator of Pulsions Festival: http://pulsionsfestival.com/

Supported by:

Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the United States

the Alliance Française Silicon Valley

Will be produced at:

. The 836 M Gallery – FEBRUARY 11TH – MARCH 5TH, 2019   www.836m.org

. Museum of Art and History in Santa Cruz – MARCH 11TH – 18TH, 2019  www.santacruzmah.org

. The Pro Arts Gallery  OCTOBER 4TH – NOVEMBER 1ST, 2019   www.proartsgallery.org

ARTISTS:

Tania Mouraud, Smith, Fenx, Anne-Charlotte Finel, Justine Emard, Delphine Diallo, Éric Michel, Kalie Granier.

PULSIONS came about due to a series of observations with respect to the state of contemporary art in France. In our increasingly globalized world where identities and cultures are multiple, is it still relevant to speak of the influence and impact of French vision on the world of art today?

The French art scene draws a wide international audience primarily due to the liberal view of contemporary art that characterizes it, where the uniqueness of each artist and body of work is prioritized at the expense of the cultural context. However, it is this very culture that influences the artists who make up this group. PULSIONS seeks to tap into this French force by bringing together different artists, each of whom is unique, to create an original and powerful artistic experience.

Given that when we view culture from the outside our perception is enhanced, the choice to house PULSIONS at MAH Museum of Santa Cruz California, in the proximity of Silicon Valley, directly inspires the spirit of this exhibition. With a focus on graphic art, PULSIONS explores worlds where the influence of science, technology, and politics are at the forefront. It evokes images of a California that is caught somewhere between myth and scientific reality. Each artist through their respective chosen field (typography, cosmology, meteorology, and other writing systems), questions the relationship between human beings and technology, the natural world, and the universe. In doing so, they discover the connection between science and spirituality, fusion and alienation.

Curated by Kalie Granier.

PRESS:

AFTER TOMORROW 2019

https://www.aftertomorrow2018.com/events/pulsions-festival-in-santa-cruz

 

FRENCH MORNING Magazine

 

AFTER TOMORROW 2019

https://www.aftertomorrow2018.com/events/pulsions-opening-at-836m

 

LOSTIN SF

http://lostinsf.com/en/pulsions-an-exhibition-like-a-creative-dialog-between-france-and-california?fbclid=IwAR2d_nICooDOoNx4ewnMtgQv9ByTMU5UC6WqQwt9EnPrCLH3BdanXw7y5FI

 

SANTA CRUZ MAH MUSEUM

https://santacruzmah.org/exhibitions/pulsions

 

MERCI SF

https://mercisf.com/fr/2019/02/27/exposition-pulsions-a-la-galerie-836m-draft/?fbclid=IwAR3syEjmF8sJaQYkQpqgDFQVUYphF6J1f-0OjzRDROTLQY4Wqv0-d6pph1ghttp://lostinsf.com/en/pulsions-an-exhibition-like-a-creative-dialog-between-france-and-california?fbclid=IwAR2d_nICooDOoNx4ewnMtgQv9ByTMU5UC6WqQwt9EnPrCLH3BdanXw7y5FI