Géographies nomades — Exposition des diplômés félicités des beaux-arts de Paris


Installation, new media, painting, photography...

Géographies nomades
Exposition des diplômés félicités des beaux-arts de Paris

Past: May 25 → July 13, 2012

Géographies nomades (Nomadic Geographies) brings together a generation of artists characterized by a nomadic disposition. There work is closely related to questions of wandering, displacement, routes, and territory.

While visiting the different exhibitions in the process of assessing the work of these young artists during the jury, the idea of nomadism was coming up again and again. Nomadic geographies’ is a concept that was inspired by the practices we were confronted with while meeting the artists and encountering their work. As a concept, it maps a circulation of ideas, and especially of ways of working, processes and material incarnations these can take.

Chantal Pontbriand, the curator

The QR Code, as configured by one of the artists, Agathe Benoît, became the emblem for Géographies nomades, early on in the process of assembling the exhibition and its catalogue This code has quickly invaded urban space, and its purpose is generally to orient, to inform and to suggest. On the cover of the catalogue, it points to the Beaux-arts de Paris, enabling an imaginary perception of the institution, and situating it in an augmented space. The Paris Beaux-arts, as it is known to the French public, becomes a nodal point on press release QR Code from Agathe Benoit’s project the globe, open to a cosmic reality, the playground for tomorrow’s artists.

In 2011, these artists were: Dimitri Afanasenko, Félix Albert, Fanny Béguery, Lina Ben Rejeb, Agathe Benoit, Camille Blatrix, Noémie Boulon, Laure Bréaud, Suzie Cuvelier, Adrian Dan, Dorothée Davoise, Pierre Derrien, Arnaud Dezoteux, François Diridollou, David Douard, Elsa Fauconnet, Sullivan Goba-Blé, Marc Herblin, Guillaume Krattinger, Hugo Kriegel, Antoine Nessi, Chloé Quenum, Anafaia Supico, Pauline Tamisier, Alina Turco, Vlad Turco et Anne-Charlotte Yver.

In this adventurous mode, curator Chantal Pontbriand solicited ten critics — Léa Bismuth, Raphaël Brunel, Gallien Dejean, Théodora Domenech, Marie Frampier, Simone Frangi, Julie Jones, Hélène Meisel, Olivia Speer and Anne-Lou Vicente — whose task was to work with the 99 graduates of the 2011 promotion. They met, exchanged and produced critical texts. These texts can be found in the Year Book devoted to the 99 graduates, as well as in the catalogue of the Géographies nomades Exhibition.

  • Géographies nomades Opening Saturday, June 2, 2012 at 6 PM
06 St Germain Zoom in 06 St Germain Zoom out

14, rue Bonaparte

75006 Paris

T. 01 47 03 50 00


Louvre – Rivoli
Rue du Bac

Opening hours

Every day except Monday, 1 PM – 7 PM

Admission fee

Free entrance for this event

The artists

  • Chloé Quenum
  • David Douard
  • Arnaud Dezoteux
  • Dimitri Afanasenko
  • Félix Albert
  • Fanny Béguery
  • Lina Ben Rejeb
  • Agathe Benoit
  • Camille Blatrix
  • Noémie Boulon
And 16 others…