I went to see the Orange Wi-Fi café that had been made available to the exhibitors, as well, obviously, as the works of art that were exhibited in the den of international Contemporary Art.
Contemporary Art is beautiful, disturbing, provocative, message-bearing, strange, exuberant, outrageous, hard-hitting, moving, and even exciting! It often gives rise to conflicting and mixed feelings: admiration, consternation, emotion and incomprehension, laughter and questions, and favourites, as well as anger.
In any case, our relationship with Art is a personal one, and the vast array of exhibits at the FIAC takes credit for leaving no one indifferent and bringing visitors to ask themselves metaphysical and existential questions, such as “What is Art?” “What is a beautiful work of art?” “What is the role of the artist in modern society?” “Is Art universal?” “Must art be for a cause?”, etc. While viewing the exhibition, and even afterwards, we exchange points of view, discuss, ask ourselves questions, debate issues, and realise that no one has the same answer, and that viewpoints are different. Ultimately, we all have an opinion about Art; we all have something to say about it, which is also what makes it valuable.
I will leave you to reflect on these questions by offering you my selection of exhibits via 4 diaporama:
the strangest exhibits, which left me baffled
the exhibits with a message, which ask a questions
the exhibits that I just liked
the Orange Wi-Fi café
This selection is completely subjective, and I daresay that you will not agree with some of the choices, or that you will also have experienced the same feeling about some of works, so don’t hesitate to share your opinions in the comments