OpenArtCode in the City of Light

22 international artists from the OpenArtCode group will exhibit at ART CAPITAL, in the Salon des Artistes Indépendants, at the Grand Palais Ephémère in Paris from 15 to 20 February 2022.

The OpenArtCode group exhibited for the first time together in Paris in 2009 and every year the group has since returned to show in this exhibition that attracts more than 40,000 visitors, as the largest meeting of artists in France. The Société des Artistes Indépendants (Society of Independent Artists) created in 1884, had among its members Cézanne, Gauguin and Toulouse-Lautrec. Due to closure of the Grand Palais for renovation, a new impressive temporary structure has been built to house ART CAPITAL close to the Tour Eiffel: Grand Palais Ephémère.

A limited edition catalogue of the OpenArtCode Paris 2022 exhibition will be distributed during the exhibition and for the first time, it will be possible to also get to know the artists and their works on display thanks to a virtual exhibition, also curated by Vito Abba. This virtual exhibition takes place in the Metaverse and it can already be viewed in these exciting customised gallery spaces on Spatial.

The 22 artists that represent the OpenArtCode group this year and who will be showing together here, express themselves using many different techniques including painting, photography and sculpture/installation. There are 7 new artists in the Paris 2022 edition including James Hayman, a photographer, director and producer based in Los Angeles. His photojournalistic roots influence his photos taken in Asia, Central and North America. For his career as a director he has been nominated for two Emmy Awards. Pia Kintrup, a German conceptual photographer, investigates and explores new media and materials and another of the new artists to join the OpenArtCode group is Chiara Taddeucci Sassolini, whose abstract works on canvas and on paper, can be considered to form part of the genre of Informalism. A welcome return to other artists such as David Harry with his anti-action painting, Sumio Inoue with black and white photographs full of pathos and printed on handmade rice paper and Sara Palleria’s lyrical abstract canvases.

Participating artists:

A.Lang, Tatiana An, Trond Are Berge, Eva Beumer, Lore Eckelberry, David Harry, James Hayman, Sumio Inoue, Shlomo Israeli, Sonja Kalb, Pia Kintrup, John Nieman, Motoko Oyamada, Sara Palleria, Elena Pinna, Susanne Sjögren, Karl Stengel, Wayne Stoner, Chiara Taddeucci Sassolini, Tiril, Enzo Trapani, Max Werner

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And Spatial for the Metaverse exhibition