Upcoming Events at the Lafayette Anticipations Foundation Paris by Aybuke Barkcin


Dear Shaded Viewers,

Lafayette Anticipations Foundation gets ready to open its doors to the general public on June 17th 2021 with an exhibition by artists Marguerite Humeau and Jean-Marie Appriou called “Survival Horizon”.

Inspired by the ground and all the visible and invisible interactions that run through it, the exhibition takes place in multiple parts of the building, allowing visitors to explore various spaces with different landscapes containing plants, greenhouses, sculptures which aim to evoke disaster, renewal, truce and cosmic times. The exhibition comes as an invitation for visitors to understand the history of mankind’s relation with the earth and present the harmful marks that have been left behind.

“The exhibition is a tribute to the “disappeared” from our physical and mental landscapes, those absent from our minds, from our imaginations. How, at a time when the role of our humanity is to be reinvented, be inspired by these presences and praise the diversity of voices that make up our worlds? How, like the soil, to become the humus of future lives, the pledge of the fertility of living things, rather than their disappearance?” reads the exhibition notes. 

Before the re-opening, the exhibition hall and multidisciplinary arts center in central Paris, also unveiled a series of online events to the public including; a warm up session with choreographer and beatmaker Inès Arabic Flavor, the Closer Music festival, and a meeting with artist Gaëlle Choisne about love.

On May 20th, visitors can join for an online workshop with choreographer and beatmaker Inès Arabic Flavor on a warm-up session that aims to understand the importance of training techniques in the creation of a performance. As training is conceived to be the starting point for choreographic, theatrical and performance production, the work-shop invites visitors to collectively deconstruct movement and thought with a follow up discussion by curator Madeleine Planeix-Crocker.

From June 3rd-6th, the foundation will host its second Closer Music Festival to showcase the creative freedom of different artists and expanding the possibilities of experiencing music. Filmed in the Foundation, the concerts will host American vocalist Lyra Pramuk, French duo Heimat and many other talents for visitors to discover. To prepare the audience for the upcoming festival, this month the Foundation also unveiled a selected playlist of genre-bending music from across the globe. Curated by Etienne Blanchot, the selected 30 tracks are available on Spotify and Apple Music to download.

Lastly on June 10th, visitors are invited to participate in an online talk with artist Gaëlle Choisne in conversation with associate curator Madeleine Planeix-Crocker about the question of love, art, the artist’s future creations and her sources of inspirations.

For more information, please visit: https://www.lafayetteanticipations.com/fr

Aybuke Barkcin

Aybüke Barkçin is an art director, photographer, curator and writer that looks at fashion through the lens of political and societal dynamics. She completed her master's Creative Direction in POLIMODA, Italy and has a background in International Relations and Graphic Design. Her work can be found in her website: https://www.aybukebarkcin.com/