June 03, 2007

Open doors

An “open door” event to visit local artist workshops is organised this weekend in “my” arrondissement (17th). You could visit some thirty of them if you had time. I paid again a visit to KEJ’s workshop (see my post of May 4). I also visited a nice small side street (no cars allowed), Cour Saint-Pierre, where once a year the occupants of nice flats, transformed from old craftsmen workshops, open them to allow artists to expose. Interesting, nice atmosphere, some nice talks, some drinks… and the sun was shining again!

12 comments:

lasiate said...

plutôt morbide ton choix! elles étaient toutes comme cela?

Peter said...

lasiate:
Eh oui, les artistes sont peutêtre tous un peu torturés... Déjà le metier n'est pas facile.

isabella said...

Do the artists you speak of display their work in their ateliers / workshops only (if not for this event)? Or do they ever have gallery showings?
I'm just trying to gage how successful they are...

lyliane said...

Assez bizarre comme tableaux!, les artistes te racontent ils ce qu'ils ont voulu exprimer? par contre la décoration de la rue est originale, tout ce linge pendu, on se croirait dans des pays méditerranéens et je m'imagine les 'mamas'se parler d'une fenêtre à l'autre.

Peter said...

isabella:
I would say that most of the artists you discover here are far from beginners, but of course most of them have not reached a high level of reputation. Most of them have also regular or occasional gallery showings.

lyliane:
Oui, il y du linge (faux), comme à Naples! Certains artistes expliquent, d'autres non. Pour les trois representés ici, je pourrais dire quelques mots, mais ça risque d'être un peu long ici.

Matritensis said...

In Madrid we do the same, and the name is the same too! "puertas Abiertas" open doors

Glenn Standish said...

Thats a great initiative Peter!

Nathalie said...

J'adore le principe de visite d'ateliers d'artistes. Je ne suis pas seduite par ces oeuvres en particulier, mais...

MONA said...

that is so nice. KEJ's paintings are very fiery & I like the color theme.They are like molten Lava. You can see them move!
I like the one with the figure lying in abandon..very flowy!

alice said...

This little street reminds me of some "passages" near la Bastille, but I guess this one is more...chic! ;-)

lyliane said...

Dons tu m'expliqueras de vives voix. A bientôt.

black feline said...

It's so happening! I would not mind staying there for at least a year...just to inhale the air of festivity!