Sm’Art: the show returns to Aix-en Provence for its 2022 edition

Sm’Art Aix
From May 4 to 9, 2022

Be bold, be smart! Come and discover the most famous contemporary art fair in the south of France. Cross the asphalt of this gigantic and ephemeral art gallery based in the city of a thousand fountains for more than 15 years, and walk through the corridors of an event designed as a monumental artistic event rich in more than 4,000 masterpieces. Every year, the Sm’Art Aix invites more than 200 artists to come and bear witness to the dynamism of the current contemporary scene, daring on this occasion to unlikely artistic encounters between the most talented actors in the world of contemporary art. Among the guests, the street-artist C215, a key figure in French graffiti unanimously recognized as the great master of the stencil, or the visual artist Pierre Geist, a regular at the show who this year will be the origin of a spectacular performance entitled Light Race. Thirty French and international galleries are also mobilized together with the main plastic artists, painters, sculptors, photographers, designers, art professionals, vintage art and recycling, to make us live an extraordinary artistic interlude. . A gigantic edition to jointly redefine the limits of contemporary creation.

  • ANTOINE DUFILHO, Bugatti
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Porsche, Ferrari, Bugatti…
Antoine Dufilho has made his passion for beautiful cars his visual and plastic signature. In just a few years, this self-taught artist, architect by training, has made a name for himself on the global contemporary scene by creating these amazing steel sculptures, cars in solid aluminum with minimalist curves. Defying the laws of abstraction, the sculptor manipulates the void, decomposes reality by dividing the forms of a car into successive layers with, it must be said, a certain talent… Dufilho can thus boast of counting old rally cars among his collectors. pilots like Jean Todt!

After biting Betty Boop

and Daffy Duck, Mick Jagger and Steve McQueen, Dominique Capocci takes on the great classics of art history. Here the painter reinterprets an absolute Renaissance masterpiece, the divine Raphael’s Madonna Aldobrandini, in a supercharged version with explosive colours. In accordance with Christian iconography and the illustrious model of her, the canvas represents Mary, holding the Child Jesus on her knees in the presence of little Saint John. Except for one detail, the youngsters sport the symbols of two pop culture superheroes: Batman and Superman.

ELEGANT
From May 5 to 9, 2022
Jourdan Park, Ave. Jules Ferry, 13100 Aix-en-Provence
Thursday May 5: 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. / Friday 6 and Sunday May 8: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Saturday: May 7: 10 a.m.-9 p.m. / Monday May 9: 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
TP: €10 / RR (students): €5 / Free: -12 years
https://www.salonsmart-aix.com/

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