December 2, 2006 - Centre culturel suisse, Paris - PEINTURES ALLER/RETOUR
December 2, 2006


03 December-11 March 2007

2 December 2006 / from 6 pm to 9 pm

Centre culturel suisse de Paris
38 rue des Francs-Bourgeois 75003 Paris

from Wednesday to Sunday / 1 pm 8 pm
late night Thursday till 10 pm

Press officer: Elsa Guigo
Tel: 33 1 42 71 44 50
ccs [​at​]

To close the 2006 theme, which aimed to establish close links between artists of different generations and to grasp the evolution of a constantly changing artistic quest, we have devoted the exhibitions of this last event of the year to painting.

These allers/retours let us understand the genesis of creation, its differences and its permanence by observing how creation unfolds. Such an experience may not be evident in each case, although certain major affinities are clearly perceptible. We should always attempt to understand the multiple investigations of our time and anticipate the major issues of tomorrow.

As a starting point for this aller/retour in painting, we chose concrete art which made its appearance as of the 1940s in Zurich with RICHARD PAUL LOHSE, VERENA LOEWENSBERG. Their pictorial offspring were the productions of CHRISTOPH GOSSWEILER, LUIGI LURATI, OLIVIER MOSSET and PETER STÄMPFLI.

The exhibition closes with a new generation of abstract painters: FRANCIS BAUDEVIN, STÉPHANE DAFFLON, PHILIPPE DECRAUZAT, CHRISTIAN FLOQUET, LAURENCE PITTET. This group of Swiss artists represents a selection that lays no claim to being an exhaustive historic view and is just one of a number of possible versions. The works of these painters are keen to enter upon a dialogue with the works of other generations, between past and present references.

In counterpoint to a certain form of abstract painting and by proposal of the new director of the Kunsthalle in St Gallen, Giovanni Carmine, in the PROJECT ROOM we will present successive solo exhibitions of three artists whose work focuses on figurative painting: Georgian painter ANDRO WEKUA (03.12 31.12/ opening 03.12), Armenian ARMEN ELOYAN (04.01 04.02 / opening 11.01) and American DAVID CHIEPPO (08.02 11.03 / opening 08.02).

Alongside the exhibition, the Rendez-Vous du Jeudi Soir and La Séance du Dimanche will pick up the same principle of Aller/Retour in the different disciplines presented.

Some of the highlights will be:
Cinema: Tribute to film director Daniel Schmid.
Theatre : Invitation of the master of the solo performance Peter Wyssbrod (11.01 19.01).
Music : The Voix des Alpes cycle with the Lauterburg Neuhaus duo (25.01), Vox vokalensemble (08.02), Erika & Roots of communication (22.02) and Betty Legler (08.03).

Complete programme of the evenings:
Handy information:
Open from Wednesday to Sunday / 1 pm 8 pm / late night Thursday till 10 pm
(entrance by 38 rue des Francs-Bourgeois at the end of the passage) / free entry
Rendez-vous du jeudi soir
Avez-vous quelque chose à lire? / 6 pm / library / free entry Evenings / 8 pm / reservation recommended 01 42 71 38 38
Sunday screenings / every Sunday / 6 pm

The Centre culturel suisse de Paris is the representation of Pro Helvetia, Arts Council of Switzerland
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