DRAWING PEACE / DESSINER LA PAIX

exhibition | CIAP Amiens | 2018

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curator & scenography : Alexandra Maringer

: partners :

Austrian Cultural Forum in Paris / director : Mario Vielgrader
Amiens Métropole – Service for Culture and Cultural Heritage / referee : Nicolas Henssien
Karikaturmuseum Krems / artistic director : Gottfried Gusenbauer
On a Marché sur la Bulle / director : Pascal Mériaux
ESAD / director : Barbara Dennys

DESSINER LA PAIX is a collection of thoughts, ideas and initiatives. It raises awareness of what peace is and can be, and of how much it depends on each and everyone of us.
The shown artworks exploit caricature, paradox, provocation and other devices; all of them stage different peace initiatives and display at the same time their limits, to demonstrate the fragility of the idea of peace both in the past and today.

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In 2016 the Austrian Cultural Forum asked me, to bring an Austrian exhibition on the dove of peace to Amiens for 2018 – the centenary of the end of WWI: The show called Drawing for Peace (2014) had been assembled by the Museum of Caricature in Krems. In Amiens I found an excellent partner in Amiens Métropole, who integrated the show into its program Amiens, another perspective on the Great War.

I completely revisited the initial collection, and enlarged it with 40 artworks dating from 1899 to 2018. To put the question of peace in a broader context, I initiated collaborations with two related institutions in Amiens: The RENDEZ-VOUS DE LA BANDE DESSINÉE d’Amiens (a festival for Comic Art organised by the association On a Marché sur la Bulle) and ESAD (École supérieure d’Art et de Design – University for Art and Design).

The scenography (sofas, newspapers, fresh coffee) evokes the ambience of a Viennese café and invites you to take a break: The CIAP (Centre d’Interprétation de l’Architecture et du Patrimoine) became a place encouraging encounters and conversations.

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media / press

(e)nglish, (g)erman, (f)rançais

– L’art au service de la paix à Amiens –
(f) reportage by Camille Dicrescenzo, Etienne Breil, Fabien Desgardins
France 3 Picardie, 06.09.2018

– De l’Autriche aux colombes –
(f) portrait by Jean-Christoph Fouquet – JDA 878 / 23.05.2018

– La paix sur tous les fronts –
(f) article by Coline Bergeon – JDA 882 / 20.06.2018

– Premières “Traces” de la Grande Guerre –
(f) article by Daniel Muraz – Le Courrier (+), 22.05.2018

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credits

– Amiens Métropole + Austrian Cultural Forum –

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: participating artists :

Wolfgang Ammer (AT), Pepe Angonoa (AR), Ares – Aristides Hernandez Guerrero (CU), Gilles Bachelet (FR), Banksy (UK), Harm Bengen (DE), Cristina Bernazzani (IT), Paolo Calleri (DE), Giacomo Cardelli (IT), Carol Simpson – CartoonWork (US), Gilles Conte (FR), Liza Donnelly (US), EDO – Eduardo Sanabria (VE), Bernd Ertl (AT), Rachel Gold (AT), Gerhard Glück (DE), Pepsch Gottscheber (DE), Grapus (FR), Rabbin Gabriel Hagai (FR), Horst Haitzinger (DE), Barbara Henniger (DE), Frank Hoppmann (DE), Idígoras y Pachi (ES), Ironimus – Gustav Peichl (AT), J.Bosco – João Bosco Azevedo (BR), Michel Kichka (IL), Jeffrey Koterba (US), Pierre Kroll (BE), Firuz Kutal (NO), La Razzia – Doris Schamp (AT), Mac – Hellmuth Macheck (AT), Armando Milani (IT), NO-RIO – Norio Yamanoi (JP), Oli – Olivier Pirnay (BE), Thomas Paster (AT), Peng – Günter Mayer (AT), Pablo Picasso (FR), Punch Ltd (UK), Julien Quensière (FR), Silvio Raos (AT), Corinne Rey (FR), Rousso (FR), Scharf (DE), Erich Sokol (AT), Ivan Steiger (CZ), Klaus Stuttmann (DE), Wingz (FR), Worker (?), Yadime et Thad – Traits D’humeur (FR)

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: On a Marché sur la Bulle | Traces de la Grande Guerre :

Charlie Adlard, Simon Armitage, Edmond Baudoin, Dave McKean, Riff Reb’s, Bryan, Mary Talbot

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: ESAD :

professors : Arnaud de la Bâtie, Rémi Dumas-Primbault

students : Juliette Ah-Chine, Jean-baptiste Burguet, Corentin Corneau, Lucie Coupin, Alexandre d’Hubert, Constant de Beauvais, Marie de Villoutreys, Estelle Dion, Basile Dollfus, Capucine Dromby, Blanche Dumon, Pauline Etre, Lea Fernandez, Emma Geslot, Pauline Haillet, Enora Jaouen, Ayasha Khan, Nathan Le Bras, Julie Lemoine, Raphaël Licoine-Mercy, Justine Magnat Bierme, Julie Nesty, Gaëlle Parachini, Camille Potiron de Boisfleury, Paul Rivet, Louise Servan, Camille Ternois, Richard Terrazzoni, Emilie-anna Thibierge, Maulde Vallejo, Nicolas Verguin

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: réalisation :

graphic design : Gilles Conte

rewriting of texts in English and French : Nicolas Hennssien, Rob Watson
title translations : Frederic Vincendon, Timothy Williams
proof-reading : Megan Laurent

installations : Atelier Van Hoorebeke, SAMCO
prints : Imprimerie Amiens Métropole, Atelier Van Hoorebeke
framing : Bruno Garnier / Atelier G
vegetalisation : Jardin des Plantes / Amiens Métropole

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: special thanx :

I would like to thank all the artists for their gracious participation, the interlocutors who helped me to contact them, Le Mouvement de la Paix (Ines Benadjaoud, Patrick Kaczmarek), the Galerie l‘Art et la Paix, Succession Picasso, the Interfaith Committee of the Franciscan Family of France (Josette Gazzaniga), Cartoon Movement and Landessammlungen NÖ; all the collaborators and those who helped to realise the exhibition, in particular Claire Lefort and the CIAP team for their warm welcome, Rob Watson for his English, Gilles Conte for his eye, Timothy Williams for his cat, and Mario Vielgrader & Nicolas Henssien for everything : )

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