6th Annual Salon of Art Résilience
An international group digital exhibition of paintings, gouaches, drawings and photography juried and curated by the Art Résilience movement
Musée de Peinture de Saint-Frajou
Place de la Mairie
August 8 – September 8, 2020
Virtual reception Only
Owing to the Covid-19 Pandemic
Exhibited Works: Unconscious Voices; A Consequence of Intuition
When the world in us or around us is disturbed, we don’t hang, we do not block, we do not scatter in all directions, we create our existence differently. We remain simultaneously stable and in motion. Resilience is no longer adapting to the new situation, because to adapt is to change. Resilience means understanding the new situation and finding the best solution to continue. Life and artwork have the same background. In this exhibition presented by Salon International Art Résilience, art is not based on illustrating resilience, nor does the artist express through art the state of resiliency.
This exhibition is about resilience in art. This means that it emphasizes the need for change related to the current situation in which artistic expression finds itself: the randomness, the aesthetics of ugliness and the importance given to the intentionality of the artist rather than to the artist’s work. Resilience in art is about refounding art on the aesthetic. It is where art is based simultaneously on the present and on the unchanging (beauty). The Art Résilience movement was created in 2014 by Ksenia Milicevic and founding members John Botica, Gregorio Cuartas, Christel Larson, Gérard Lartigue, Victor Molev, Miguel Betancourt, Senol Sak et Christopher Stone. It is a group of artists for whom art is not the result of a random gesture nor a dramatic or sealed entertainment for the public. The artists whose work are part of the contemporaneity but which are based on aesthetics, thus maintaining its ability to link man with the world.
Le Musée de Peinture de Saint Frajou (The Saint-Frajou Painting Museum), located not far from Toulouse in the southwest of France, houses a permanent collection of works by Ksenia Milicevic, temporary exhibitions, the International Art Resilience Fair, Video Week, CinéArt, Conferences, painting courses for children, drawing lessons, and Pinacoteca of the International Biennial of Children's Painting.
Juror of AWARDS
Ksenia Milicevic is a French painter, architect and town planner. She is based in Paris, with a studio in Bateau Lavoir in Montmartre and maintains a base in Southwest France. Since 1976 she has been exclusively dedicated to painting, but has also given lectures, taken part in conferences and published on the subject of art.
Initiatives include creating the International Children’s Painting Biennial (2012), the Art Resilience movement (2014), and the International Exhibition Art Resilience (2015). In May 2016, she participated in the Euro-Mediterranean Congress – Marseilles: Resilience in the World of the Living, under the presidency of Boris Cyrulnik, 19–21 May 2016, Intervention on resilience in art. Milicevic has held 120 individual and collective exhibitions throughout the world.
Juror of Selection
Gérard Lartigue goes beyond figurative presence to reach this beyond which touches time, the intangible, the links between matter and spirit. This French artist is dedicated to printing the manifestation of life in inert matter.
He is the recipient of multiple honors and awards, including the Sculpture Prize at the Salon de Brassac for the busts of Roth, Quignard and C. Joyce Oates, 2013; ARTEMPO sculpture award – Cugnaux 2013; Literary Prize (jury’s favorite) for his new posthumous Silence, at Saint Pierre du Mont, 2013; First prize from the city of Carcassonne for the sculpture of Paul Sabatier, 2012; Second prize from the city of Muret for its sculpture in homage to Samuel Beckett, 2011; First prize in the “Writing Without Borders” competition under the patronage of Gao Xingjian, Nobel Prize in Literature 2009; and a one-year grant for his project on the current image in art - Fondo Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes (FONCA), Young creators, Mexico, 1995.