The New Realities exhibition | Paris Kyōto 2023 Hors les Murs
The exhibition of NEW REALITIES > PARIS KYŌTO < [abstract works on paper] held at the KYŌTO INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY HOUSE (KOKOKA) in the city of Kyōto from April 26 to 30, 2023, during the Kyōtographie International Festival, was an event nurtured by some very fine encounters. A mainly Japanese public came to see this exhibition, encouraging a highly constructive exchange in the spirit of opening up art and culture beyond national borders.
An opening ceremony was held on April 26, the day of the Vernissage, by Mr Fujita Hiroyuki, Director of the Kokoka hosting the exhibition, and Mr Jun Sato, organizer of the Réalités Nouvelles event. Also for this occasion, Mrs. Mikiko Tanaka, Member of the Kyōto Prefectural Assembly, and Mr. Masayoshi Imamura came to arrange two sumptuous bouquets of flowers that lit up the space throughout this magnificent exhibition. This event was also an opportunity to welcome an elementary school class, and drawing workshops and exchanges with the artists were organized to raise awareness of abstract art among this very young audience.
ARTISTS OF NEW REALITIES 🇫🇷 Mohamed AKSOUH Sandrine ARS-COIGNARD Maria ARVELAIZ-GORDON Joanick BECOURT Milija BELIC Roger BENSASSON Joël BESSE Christine BOIRY Francesc BORDAS Claire BORDE Caroline BOUCHER Carol-Ann BRAUN Jeanne CHARTON Anne COMMET Ralph CUTILLO Claire DE CHAVAGNAC Diane DE CICCO DELNAU Olivier DI PIZIO Bernard DIDELLE Philippe Henri DOUCET Gilles DROUIN Yannick DUBLINEAU Sahar FOROUTAN Alain GUILLON Héloïse GUYARD Frédéric HENNINGER Stefanie HEYER Ingrid HORNEF Mary-Christine JALADON Bernard JEUFFROY Françoise KULESZA Erik LEVESQUE Alain LONGUET Pascal MAHOU Cristina MARTINEZ Sylvie MARY Jean-Paul MEISER Celia MIDDLEMISS Munira NAQUI Jean NAVAILH Roland ORÉPÜK Paola PALMERO Ana PÉREZ VENTURA Éric PETR Laurence REBOH Jun SATO Marie-Françoise SERRA Madeleine SINS Bogumila STROJNA François SUPIOT Sandrine THIÉBAUD-MATHIEU Marine VU Jacques WEYER
Kyoto International Community House (kokoka) 2-1 Torii-cho, Awataguchi, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto, 606-8536 JAPAN tel : +8175-752-3010 https://www.kcif.or.jp/
I am happy to be invited to this beautiful event and I will present for this exhibition on abstraction a new photographic work in 3 copies printed on matte cotton fiber paper of 40x55cm.
I hope to have the pleasure of meeting you at the opening 🙂 During our exhibition, the International Festival of Photography “KYOTOGRAPHIE” will take place in Kyōto from 15.04 to 15.05.2023 and you can also see other exhibitions on this occasion.
1946-47: the association called “Salon des Réalités Nouvelles” replaces the association “Abstraction-Création” (1931). This is the Salon de l’Abstraction, animated by the artists. 1956, then 1980: all the tendencies of abstraction are represented at the Salon, and right up to the margins of abstraction.
Text by Erik Levesque, from the 2022 Tribune of New Realities
The first “Réalités Nouvelles” exhibition took place in 1939 in Paris. It consisted of two successive exhibitions, each split into two series. First exhibition and first series from June 15 to 28, “Works by French artists”, with the participation of the Duchamp brothers and the Delaunay couple. The second series from June 30 to July 15 was devoted to “foreign artists” including Kandinsky, Kupka, Malevitch, etc. accompanied by Le Corbusier and Jeanneret’s project for a modern art museum. The second exhibition, from July 17 to 31, was devoted to “works by artists whose inobjective tendency voluntarily stopped before 1920” (with Jean Crotti, brother-in-law of Marcel Duchamp) and “works by artists after 1920” including Barbara Hepworth, Jeanne Kosnick-Kloss, Sophie Taeuber-Arp… The suite, made up of artists “who worked after 1920 in this direction”, was to take place on October 1. The declaration of war on September 1 caused him to fizzle out. Suzanne Duchamp, the sister of the brothers of the same name and wife of Jean Crotti, took part in the birth of the Salon des Réalités Nouvelles in 1946, and the Duchamp clan was finally complete!…Read more from the Tribune
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