Propos d’Europe 7.0 – Paris/Budapest
This exhibition marks a new stage in the Propos d’Europe cycle initiated by Jean Guyot in 2002. Prior exhibitions at the Mallet-Stevens agency aimed to bring together works by European artists around cross-cutting topics such as language, memory and territory. Dozens of artists have come together, forming a kaleidoscope of contemporary European art made up of artworks as well as interviews with artists. The Foundation began creating a network of European artists.
This year, thanks to a partnership with the Károlyi Foundation (Hungary), we are committed to building a network of European foundations that are willing and capable of hosting exhibitions. We care about this project: it is a way to spread out an exhibition to a new venue, thus attracting a new audience; it allows artists to independently exhibit with their counterparts from other countries; lastly, it enables foundations to coordinate their efforts, by combining their projects and their local relations. This openness is especially significant considering that it is bringing together a founding member of the European Union with another country that was liberated and joined it more recently.
Propos d’Europe 7.0 is an encounter between young French and Hungarian artists. They have been chosen by their reputed predecessors: Basserode, Jean Daviot and Marc Desgrandchamps from France, and Zoltan Sebestyen, alias Mucius, from Hungary.