Itinerant exhibition PULSIONS, curated by French artist Kalie Granier, made its second stop in Santa Cruz's Museum of Arts and History from March 11 to March 18, 2019. PULSIONS is made possible thanks to the support of Alliance Française Silicon Valley, the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the United States, Santa Cruz Museum of Arts and History, 836M and Pro Arts Gallery.
PULSIONS questions the French and Californian identities through the works of eight talented artists: Tania Mouraud, Smith, Kalie Granier, Justine Emard, Fenx, Eric Michel, Delphine Diallo and Anne Charlotte Finel. Its ambition is to create and celebrate a sharp and creative dialogue between France and California. It is why the presence of Mayor Martine Watkins from the City of Santa Cruz was so meaningful: she warmly welcomed the exhibition in her city and in the Museum of Art and History, a museum which cherishes dialogue, diversity and community.
Douglas Hull and Upi Struzak, from Alliance Française Sillicon Valley, as well as the Consul General of France, Emmanuel Lebrun-Damiens, also celebrated this selection of contemporary artists which are aemblematic of the international outreach of French contemporary art. The Consul General indeed mentioned the Biennale de Venise where Laure Prouvost will represent France this year, Art Basel, and the Recontres d'Arles which showed the work of PULSIONS's artists Delphine Diallo and SMITH last year.
Pictures courtesy of Kalie Granier
Pulsions will be presented at the Pro Arts gallery in Oakland from October 4, 2019 to November 1, 2019. Other cities are currently being discussed.