By Caroline J. Photos by Caroline J. Posted May 12, 2022, 8:35 PM
Come and take advantage of Museum Night 2022 to discover the Canadian Cultural Center’s new exhibition, called “De l’art de vivre”. Meet this Saturday, May 14, 2022 to admire the works of artists Jude Abu Zaineh, Soheila Esfahani and Xiaojing Yan.
the Canadian cultural center unveils a new exhibition. titled ” From the Art of Living – On immigration, community and the migration of symbols », this installation is to be discovered from May 12 in the 8th arrondissement, but also exceptionally in the evening this Saturday, May 14, 2022 on the occasion of the European Night of Museums.
From 6:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m., come and admire the works of the artists Jude Abu Zaineh, Soheila Esfahani and Xiaojing Yan during a free visit and two guided visits. Note that a exclusive encounter with the three artists is also offered at 7 p.m. (on reservation).
In the program :
- Free visit of the exhibition from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. (last entry 10.30 p.m.)
- 7 p.m.: Meeting with the artists Jude Abu Zaineh, Soheila Esfahani, Xiaojing Yan (in English) – on reservation
- 8:30 p.m.: Guided tour by the exhibition curator
- 9:30 p.m.: Guided tour by the exhibition curator
The exhibition ” From the Art of Living – On immigration, community and the migration of symbols » highlights the talent of Jude Abu Zaineh, Soheila Esfahani and Xiaojing Yan. These three female artists, who came to Canada from China, Palestine and Iran, do not know each other. But the Canadian cultural center decided to bring them together for the very first time through this beautiful new installation. Their common point? That of weaving links that transform, deform and multiply strong symbolic images, such as a staircase, a bridge, a poem, ornamental motifs, or even myths and legends. Through their works, they give another dimension to the notion of cultural identity, by presenting hybrid and industrialized objects to the viewer.
As a reminder, the Canadian cultural center was officially inaugurated on April 2, 1970. Since then, it has made it its mission to promote Canadian culture in France. Initially located on the Esplanade des Invalides in the 7th district of Paris, the Canadian cultural center moved in the spring of 2018 to the 8th arrondissement in a splendid building renovated by Canadian and French architects, Julian Smith and Jean-Paul Viguier.