Magasins généraux, 1 Rue de l’Ancien Canal – 93500 Pantin
Opening: Friday October 12 / 6 – 11pm
Saturday October 13 / 12 – 9pm
Sunday October 14 / 12 – 9pm
Ismail Alaoui-Fdili, Alexander Brodarsky, CHAVKI : Aram Abbas, Kim Bradford, Charlotte Nicoli & Joseph Perez, Charlotte Cherici, Jean Claracq, Bogdan Čontoš, Hélène Cottet, Ophélie Demurger, Théo Ghiglia, Hélène Hulak, Yuliya Kyrychenko, Sarah Lévy, Ula Lucińska & Michał Knychaus, Paul Mittler, Albina Mokhryakova, Julie Monot, Kate NganWa Ao, Dunja Ožegović, Alma Lily Rayner, Marco Rigoni, Ann Rotaenko, Stefanie Schwarzwimmer, Sina Schöpf, Andrei Sclifos, Hamid Shams, Michał Soja, Anca Stătică, Naoki Stylanos Karathanassis, Anouk Ursin, Ondřej Vicena, Jisoo Yoo, Adam Zduńczyk
Curators: Anna Labouze & Keimis Henni
Fourth edition of the international exhibition of art school students. Presented at Magasins généraux, it brings together 32 artists from 16 art schools located between Paris and Moscow, and selected by an international jury.
After France in 2015 (ARTAGON.I), Switzerland and Belgium in 2016 (ARTAGON.II), and Western Europe in 2017 (ARTAGON.III), the journey heads East.
Last spring, an international jury made of 25 artists and art professionals visited 16 art schools located between Paris and Moscow to meet their students. They travelled across Eastern France, Belgium, Switzerland, Austria, the Czech Republic, Serbia, Romania, Poland, Ukraine and Russia. Two students have been selected in each school.
Spread over 1000 sqm, the show highlights the works of these young artists based in Europe and coming from around the world. The students were mostly born after the fall of the Berlin Wall, grew up with the internet, and are now facing the issues shaking today’s societies: gender fluidity, boundaries and identities, the role of women, queer culture, globalisation, new technologies and overwhelming consumerism. The exhibition will take us into this generation’s stories, struggles, visions and quest for meaning.