In 2022 ST-ART explores the links between cinema and photography

Guest videographer: Tim White-Sobieski

At the invitation of Patricia Houg, artistic director of ST-ART, the contemporary artist Tim White-Sobieski will present his film “Waiting for the God” at the fair.

 

A dramatic feature film based on the play by Samuel Beckett, “Waiting for Godot”

he plot of the play involves two characters waiting for someone who never comes. Waiting for Godot is an absurdist play that explores themes of existentialist philosophy. The emptiness and randomness of the plot leaves the audience wondering if anything will happen and if there is any meaning in the play – or in life.

Waiting for the God transcends geo- graphic and ethnic boundaries and is cosmopolitan in nature. It challenges the hearts and minds of all because it raises the fundamental questions of the human spirit: Who are we? Where are we going? Where do we come from? Waiting for the God has a unique cinematic quality, combining the traditions of theatrical staging with meticulous cinematography and attention to every detail in lighting, composition and navigating a camera through the story.

The film was shot in an old Italian town completely abandoned by its citizens many years ago. It is one of the most amazing places on the planet and is under the supervision of UNESCO. The look of the film presents a unique balance of phantasmagorical landscapes and a sublime cast of four lead actors whose presence and acting merge with the landscape.

In 2022 ST-ART will also be in Strasbourg

Strasbourg Art Photography and ST-ART launch an original cooperation for the 2022 edition

or ST-ART, this collaboration marks the first opening of a professional space dedicated to gallery owners specialized in contemporary and modern photography.
The main theme of this innovation will be the link between cinema and photography. Many cinematographic works call upon the 8th art, and this in remarkable affinities.

This innovative ensemble, conceived by Patricia Houg, artistic director of ST-ART, and with the kind participation of Mr. Ryo Tomo, director of Strasbourg Art Photography, will be associated for the realization of the exhibition “Synopsis” visible at ST-ART.

The creation of this new synergy represents a new opportunity for Strasbourg Art
Photography (also known as the month of photography), to set up an itinerary in the city through multiple exhibition venues, a formula that has made the festival successful in recent years, and events within the event (photo books, conferences, screenings, young photographer competition…). The spirit of the festival is to bring a wide audience to photography in a desire to democratize and show that photography is not just a “click-clack” but an artistic and reflective approach.
The month of photography “Strasbourg ArtPhotography” will be held for the 1st time in synergy with ST-ART during the whole month of November 2022.
ST-ART thus assures once again its involvement in the cultural development of its territory and wants to promote and educate the contemporary art scene.

 

In 2021 ST-ART is committed to ecology by presenting two exhibitions


FUTURAE produced by Strasbourg Events, curated by Patricia Houg Artistic Director ST-ART
IL N’Y A PAS DE PLANETE B (There is no Planet B) produced by the Grand EST Region, curator Vincent Verlé

In 2019, an exhibition devoted to design


Museu Picasso Barcelona Guest of Honour 2018

The main objective of the Museu Picasso is to promote and disseminate the knowledge and the research into the oeuvre of Pablo Picasso, both locally and globally. Ours is one of the most important museums exclusively dedicated to the figure of the artist and the first to be founded, over fifty years ago. The works in its permanent collection are essential for exploring the artist’s initial years of training and his dedication to engraving, as exemplified by the complete series of Las Meninas.
Located in an exceptional architectural setting, a group of five civilian Gothic buildings, the museum was conceived as a space for promoting art and knowledge in the service of the artist, the city and its visitors. Thanks to its origin and its collection, the museum is the living proof of the connection between Pablo Picasso and Barcelona. (www.museupicasso.bcn.cat)

 

Palau Berenguer d’Aguilar 18/05/2009 Photograph: unknown  © Museu Picasso, Barcelona Permanent collection, 23/11/2015
Museu Picasso, Barcelona. Photograph: Lourdes Jansana
Palau Berenguer d’Aguilar, 27/04/2009
Museu Picasso, Barcelona. Photograph: Roland Stallard

 


The Venet Foundation

Guest of Honour 2017

After some long and hard thinking about the project, the inauguration of the Venet Foundation marked the successful conclusion of more than fifty years’ artistic creation and encounters with the major French and foreign artists, who became his friends, and the harvest of twenty-five years’ transformation of the Domaine du Muy into a “total work of art”.

Discovered in his native region of Provence, the Domaine du Muy is at once the inspiration for and the setting of the Venet Foundation. The project of a lifetime, this exceptional 4-hectare site, set in an omnipresent natural world, is a blend of ancient, industrial and contemporary architecture. This sculpture park is a symbiosis of historic and more recent works by the artist, Bernar Venet, as well as a collection of emblematic works of conceptual and minimal art.

Bernar Venet and his wife Diane now wish to share their passion with a wider audience, who will be able to experience the magic of this unique place and the incredible creative density of the artist’s works and his collection.

USEFUL INFORMATION
Fondation Venet
365 chemin du Moulin des Serres
83490 Le Muy
http://www.venetfoundation.org/

La Poubelle, Venet

Fondation Venet

 


The Maeght Foundation

Guest of Honour 2016

Inaugurated by André Malraux on 28 July 1964, the Foundation, conceived entirely and launched at the time by husband and wife Aimé and Marguerite Maeght, came out the friendship of Aimé Maeght, Parisian art dealer and gallery owner, with the great names of modern art, such as Joan Miró, Alexander Calder, Fernand Léger, Georges Braque, Alberto Giacometti, Marc Chagall and Eduardo Chillida.

The Maeght Foundation owns one of the most important collections of 20th-century paintings, sculptures and graphic works in Europe (Balthus, Bonnard, Braque, Calder, Chagall, Chillida, Giacometti, Léger, Miró, Ubac, Tal Coat), but also of contemporary artists (Adami, Arroyo, Calzolari, Caro, Del Re, Dietman, Garouste, Hyber, Kelly, Mitchell, Monory, Pincemin, Sui Jianguo, Takis, Tàpies, Tatah…).

The Maeght Foundation is dedicated, in accordance with the wishes of its founders, to the creative works of our time. For temporary exhibitions, only a selection of the permanent collection is on show. Adrien Maeght chairs the Foundation’s Board of Directors, which brings together celebrities, representatives of the French State and members of the Maeght family. Olivier Kaeppelin is its Director. In 2014, the Maeght Foundation celebrated its fiftieth anniversary.

Crédit photo Klaus Stober

 


The MEP, Maison Européenne de la Photographie

Guest of Honour 2015

The collection of the Maison Européenne de la Photographie is representative of the international photographic endeavour of the 1950s to the present day. Currently the repository of approximately 20,000 works, it includes the full range of artistic method, from reportage to fashion photography, taking in contemporary documentary practice, and even works that flirt with the borders of photography and visual art.

The first cultural body invited to the Strasbourg Contemporary Art Fair, the Maison Européenne de la Photographie presented a one-woman show at ST-ART of some of the most iconic photos by Bettina Rheims.

 

Crédit photo Philippe Stirnweiss