Symposium Art and Commitment

Off-beat intentionality © Anri Sala

Monday, September 27th, and Monday, October 4th

AUDITORIUM OF THE LOUVRE MUSEUM

And throughout the week from Tuesday, September 28th to Friday, October 1st, online

Symposium Art and Commitment

Off-beat intentionality © Anri Sala

Monday, September 27th, and Monday, October 4th

AUDITORIUM OF THE LOUVRE MUSEUM

And throughout the week from Tuesday, September 28th to Friday, October 1st, online

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Cour Napoléon and the Louvre Pyramid © 2007 Louvre museum – Angèle Dequier

Due to circumstances that are beyond our control, the musée du Louvre Auditorium will be closing tomorrow, Monday, September 27th at 5:30pm instead of 7:30pm.

The program which is no longer presented tomorrow is rescheduled to Monday, October 4th from 4pm to 7pm.

In 2021, we are delighted to return to the Auditorium of the Louvre Museum, after a last edition organized online in partnership with the international structures Serpentine Galleries and ArtReview Magazine.

For the 4th edition of the Symposium Art and Commitment, Thanks for Nothing reinforces its commitment to youth by creating a programming around education. Affected by the health crisis and not being able to fully benefit from their training, students are at the heart of the 2021 edition. Thus, half of the seats in the Auditorium of the Louvre Museum are reserved for them.

This edition reunites international actors from the art world, NGOs and scholars to address educational issues.

In addition to the Symposium at the Auditorium of the Louvre Museum, we also gather international speakers for online conversations everyday of the following week.

Monday, September 27th from 2pm to 5pm

Musée du Louvre Auditorium

2pm
Introduction by Dominique de Font-Réaulx,
Director of Cultural Mediation and Programming of the musée du Louvre

followed by Matthieu Decraene, Deputy Director of development of audiences and artistic and cultural education, musée du Louvre
and Nathalie Steffen, Head of workshops, conferences and visits, musée du Louvre

 Marine Van Schoonbeek
General Director et co-founder of Thanks for Nothing

And the partners of the Symposium
Fabrice Badreau, Fonds MAIF pour l’éducation
Aurélie Deplus, Métiers d’Excellence LVMH
Alexandre Boquel, Société Générale

3pm
Carte blanche to Abd Al Malik,
Singer-Songwriter, Writer, Movie Director

3:10pm    
Anri Sala, Artist, Galerie Chantal Crousel 
Screening of his film “Time No Longer”
followed by a conversation with
Corinne Diserens, Director of the École Nationale Supérieure d’Arts de Paris Cergy

4:00pm    
Iris Brey, Author and journalist
with Hortense Belhote, Art Historian

4:30pm    
Guillaume Capelle, Co-Founder, Association Singa
Alend Hemsork, Founder « A21 »
Souad Nanaa, Founder and General Director, Association SAMA For All

5:00pm – in English    
Oliver Beer, Artist, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac

New closing time for the Symposium: 5:30pm
Conclusion by Anne-Hélène Decaux, President of Thanks for Nothing

Additional Date Monday, October 4th from 4pm to 7pm

Musée du Louvre Auditorium

4:00pm
Introduction by Marine Van Schoonbeek,
General Director et co-founder of Thanks for Nothing

4:15pm – in English    
Diana Campbell Betancourt, Artistic Director,
Samdani Foundation, Dhaka, Bangladesh

4:45pm    
Sarah Koné, Artistic Director,
Maîtrise Populaire of the Opéra Comique

5:30pm    
Panel “From Les Grands Voisins to La Collective”:
Nicolas Détrie, Co-President, YesWeCamp, NGO
William Dufourcq, Field Director, Aurore, NGO
Simon Laisney, General Director, Plateau Urbain, Cooperative
Louis Martin, Co-founder, Refugee Food, NGO
Bruno Morel, General Director, Emmaüs Solidarité, NGO
Léa Zaslavsky, Co-founder, makesense, NGO

 

Access

The presentation of the “Pass Sanitaire” will be compulsory in order to access the Auditorium of the Louvre Museum.

We recommend that you use the entrance located in the Richelieu Passage.

Art and commitment week
from Tuesday, September 28th to Sunday, October 3rd

With International Speakers

Tuesday, September 28th

A conversation in English

Liz Johnson Artur, artist
A conversation with Kristen Gresh, Estrellita and Yousuf Karsh Senior Curator of Photographs, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, USA & Jessica Nussenbaum, Art historian and curator

Wednesday, September 29th 

A conversation in English

Mami Kataoka, Director of the Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan
A conversation with Aska Gauthier, Institutional Relations and Project Manager,
Thanks for Nothing

Thursday, September 30th

Live conversation in English

Houman Harouni, Lecturer on Education,
Harvard Graduate School of Education, Boston, USA
Shadi Harouni, Artist, Assistant Professor of Studio Art,
Director of the Undergraduate Studies, NYU Steinhardt, NYC, USA
Eric Gottesman, Hank Willis Thomas, Co-founders, “For Freedoms”, USA
Vincent Pons, Professor, Harvard Business School, Boston, USA
A conversation with Jessica Nussenbaum, Art historian and Curator

Sunday, October 3rd at 4pm (French time)

Live dance-class in English

We are delighted to invite you to an exceptional participative dance class
with Saar Harari, Artistic Director, Gaga Movement, Israël.
This lesson invites everyone to participate
and will be followed by a Q&A with the audience.

Founded by the dancer and choreographer Ohad Naharin,
Gaga classes explore a new movement language.
Gaga classes are predicated on a deep activation of the body and physical sensations.

The Symposium and Week Art and Commitment 2021 are organized thanks to the valuable support of:

This year, the Symposium launches the Week Art and Commitment.

Organized at the initiative of the galleries of the 8th arrondissement in Paris, and led by Anne-Hélène Decaux, President of Thanks for Nothing and Senior Sales, Gagosian Gallery, and by Alexis Lartigue, Founder of Galerie Lartigue, a program of gallery visits is planned at the heart of the Matignon avenue and surrounding areas.

This week enables participating students to discover in small groups the galleries and their exhibitions as well as the art world professions, thanks to the intervention of gallerists.

An art book donation is also organized all through the Week Art and Commitment to then redistribute them to each visiting student to foster the development of a connection to art.

The Symposium and Week Art and Commitment will offer opportunities for students to meet professionals and promote their integration into the professional world.

 

We are honored to have the support of the following galleries:

  • Applicat-Prazan
    Hélène Bailly Gallery
    Galerie Jacques Bailly
    Brame & Lorenceau
    CHOOSE Galerie
    Galerie Stéphanie Coutas
    Galerie DIL
    Galerie A&R Fleury
    Gagosian Paris
    Mariane Ibrahim Gallery
    Alexis Lartigue Fine Art
    Galerie Léage
    Galerie Lelong & Co
    Galerie Malingue
    Galerie Enrico Navarra
    Galerie Nathalie Obadia
    Opera Gallery
    PERROTIN
    White Cube….

 

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