Dear Shaded Viewers,
From the 19-23rd February La Monnaie de Paris welcomes an exhibition titled “Artistes a la Une, Togeth’her”, which is organised to support programs in favour of equality for the sexes. The project gave ‘carte blanche’ to 33 artists, both women and men, around the globe to imagine a Paris Vogue cover featuring the woman that inspired them. The 31 women represented here have had a strong impact shaping the world as we see it. Their works will be on exhibit in the rooms at la Monnaie de Paris and sold at auction house Christie’s giving the funds to support Comite ONU Femmes France.
David-Herve Boutin is the curator of this project, Camille Morineau is the artistic director whose impulse is to support female artists and make them more visible in both events and exhibitions. The exhibition will be free to the public and there will be a catalogue published by Vogue which will be distributed to subscribers of Vogue in Paris.
ORLAN is one of the artists represented in the exhibition, her female inspiration: Josephine Baker & Simone de Beauvoir. A list of the other artists with their female inspirations include: Pilar Albarracin – Carmen, Sylvie Fleury – Kathryn Bigelow, Gerard Fromanger – les Femmes africaines, Monique Frydman – Jane Campion, Aki Kuroda – Marguerite Duras, Hom Nguyen – Michelle Obamba, Jean-Michel Othoniel – Marie-Agnes Gillot, Philippe Pasqua – Madonna, Grayson Perry – Margaret Thatcher, Francoise Petrovitch – Joyce Carol Oates, Ida Tursic & Wilfried Mille – Bettie Page and many more.