A vote “without dreams [mais] without hesitation and without trembling”. While part of the world of culture had expressed its disappointment after the results of the first round of the presidential elections, lamenting the premature removal of Jean-Luc Mélenchon, a large number of artists and culture have finally decided to come out of the woods and calls to vote for Emmanuel Macron in the second round of voting.
“If for some the result of this first round was not what was expected, if for some mistrust remains; there is no hesitation for us today (…). We will never allow ourselves to dismiss a democratic government and the National Association back to back.writes a collective of more than 400 artists in a forum in the World published on friday april 15.
Starring the actor and director Nicolas Briançon, this text has received the signature of many headliners, including Jane Birkin and Charlotte Gainsbourg, Guillaume Gallienne, Mélanie Thierry, Sophie Calle, Gérard Jugnot and Thierry Lhermitte, Ariane Ascaride, François Cluzet, Sandrine Kiberlain, Louis Bertignac, and Gilles Lellouche. They all say they will vote “without hesitation” for Mr. Macron on April 24.
“We don’t try fascism”
Earlier in the week, a hundred administrators of cultural venues had also signed a platform calling for the election of the outgoing president. “We know that there is no common world without culture and that there is only a culture of difference”allege in this text revealed on April 12 by Releaseexplaining that the choice today is between “On the one hand, a living world, imperfect, open, which carries within itself the difference as an active principle [et], on the other, a closed, mortal world, subjugated by the fantasy of identity”.
Launched by Emmanuel Tibloux, director of the National School of Decorative Arts in Paris, this text was signed by several public theater directors, such as Stanislas Nordey (Théâtre national de Strasbourg), Macha Makeïeff (La Criée – Théâtre national de Marseille), Stéphane Braunschweig (Théâtre de l’Odéon in Paris), Emmanuel Demarcy-Mota (Théâtre de la Ville in Paris), José Manuel Gonçalves (Centquatre-Paris)… Several heads of institutions have also added their signatures, such as Eric Ruf (Comédie -Française), Laurent Bayle (Philharmonie de Paris), Olivier Py (Festival d’Avignon) or Jack Lang (Institut du monde arabe de Paris).
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