Symposium : "Art, creation and society: over to the artists"

La Maison des Artistes and Ateliers d'Art de France are two professional organisations, which, ever since their creation, have been devoted to promoting, representing, defending and developing their members' activities, whether they specialise in images or matter.

With current talks of overhauling the social security system of artists-authors, it was natural for these two institutions to team up and share their point of view on the professional reality of creators, and on the full integration of craftworkers into the social system of artists-authors.

With the idea in mind that image and matter artists are authors, creators and designers first and foremost, La Maison des Artistes and Ateliers d'Art de France are organising 2 symposiums with the title "Art, creation and society: over to the artists". The first one will take place at Revelations.

THEME 1: DO ARTISTS MAKE ART?

  • What is an artist?
  • The artist's place in society.

THEME 2: ART AND CREATION

  • The question of "making" in art.
  • The challenges of the creation process.
  • Co-production and collaboration.

THEME 3: THE FRENCH CULTURAL EXCEPTION IS IN DANGER. TIME TO ACT!

  • Saving the wealth of cultural diversity.
  • Down with stereotypes, what is an artists' "real" daily life?
  • Artists of image, artists of matter: all creators!

Speakers

  • Serge Nicole, President of Ateliers d'Art de France
  • Rémy Aron, President of La Maison des Artistes
  • Alain Avila, editor in chief of "Area revue" .
  • Antoine Leperlier, sculptor, glassmaker.
  • Brigitte Terziev, sculptor, member of Académie des Beaux-Arts.
  • Dominique Reynié, Professor of policital science at Sciences Po. Paris, Director General of La Fondation pour l'innovation politique (Fondapol).
  • Erik Desmazières, engraver, aquafortist.
  • Gilles Fromonteil, ceramist, President of the Management Board of La Maison des Artistes.
  • Jacques Kaufmann, ceramist, professor, head of ceramic department at Ecole d'Arts Appliqués in Vevey.
  • Laurence Verdier, visual artist, jeweller.
  • Maflohé Passedouet,visual artist, actress, scenographer, founder of la Compagnie Mobilis-Immobilis.
  • Tom Charbit, ceramist.