Art Paris — A moveable feast of the arts
by Patricia Andrews-Keenan
PIGMENT, Intl ®is a multi-media arts collective promoting multicultural arts, culture and innovation formed in 2018. Founded by public relations executive Patricia Andrews-Keenan, Pigment celebrates the creative process by working with artists, curators and collectors to showcase the depth and breadth of multi-cultural arts here and abroad. In April the Pigment, Int’l team attended the Art Paris Art Fair, held at the Grand Palais. Art Paris is the leading modern and contemporary spring art event. The 2018 showed played host to 142 galleries presenting more than 990 artists from 73 countries providing an overview of European art from the post-war years to the current day, while leaving room for the new horizons of international creation from Latin America, Africa, Asia and the Middle East. Diversity and discovery were the key words of this leading springtime event, combining region-by-region exploration of European art from the post-war years to the present day, and a cosmopolitan perspective on emerging scenes from around the world.
The Pigment team was invited by the founders of Art Premium Magazine, an international arts publication based in Paris.
Some highlights of the show included:
The exhibit called Body Talk brought together works by Bruce Clarke, Justin Dingwall, Evans Mbuguaand Ransome Stanley, which concentrates on the body, gestures and dance, to mark the occasion, dancers Small Kanoute and Wanjiru Kamuyu performed.
The first a Solo Show for Marion Boehm,a South African artist based in Germany who favors collage. She presented a new series of portraits entitled Black Paris which are a tribute to the major figures of African, Caribbean and Afro-American inspired musical styles, who made Paris a hotspot for the African diaspora in the 20s and 30s.
Katya A. Traboulsi is a Beirut based multimedia artist whose practice is characterized by the emotional intensity with which she confronts the effects of the Lebanese civil war. These missiles, have been repurposed as art.