Biennale Internationale Saint-Paul de Vence

Saint-Paul de Vence International Biennial

From 26th June to 2nd October 2021

18 artists from the young international scene // Numerous multidisciplinary events // 3 months of exhibitions in the public space

Under the presidency of Olivier Kaeppelin and curated by Catherine Issert, Saint-Paul de Vence will host the second edition of the Saint-Paul de Vence International Biennial this summer, from 26 June to 2 October 2021. Focusing on young creation and the diversity of the new artistic scene, this second edition will present works by 18 artists of all nationalities, selected by a jury of professionals from the art world. Punctuated by numerous highlights, with the aim of reaching out to all audiences, the Biennial will feature an exceptional programme of contemporary art and will take over the public spaces of the village.
The mediators also invite you to meet them at 4pm from Monday to Saturday for a guided tour of the route (free access). Meet in front of the Tourist Office.

This new edition of the Biennial will be devoted to young artists, to the relationship between the site of Saint-Paul de Vence, its architecture, its geography, its light and its inhabitants, as well as to sharing, to the pedagogy around the works of art, and to the importance of their role in the public space. "For this new edition, we wanted to focus on the emerging art scene, which takes us back to the best hours of Saint-Paul de Vence, which welcomed so many creators and diverse practices. In this Mediterranean region with its unique topography and history, we will present works that question art and the world today, a world in crisis, in search of meaning", comments Catherine Issert.

The 2nd Saint-Paul de Vence International Biennial will present works by Awena Cozannet, Martine Feipel & Jean Bechameil, Stéphane Guiran, Gonzalo Lebrija, Quentin Lefranc, Charles le Hyaric, Kokou Ferdinand Makouvia, Juliette Minchin, Aurélie Pétrel, Florian Pugnaire & David Raffini, Stefan Rinck, Kevin Rouillard, Linda Sanchez, Pierre-Alexandre Savriacouty, Scenocosme, Elodie Seguin, Charlotte Vander Borght and Delphine Wibaux.

The course is open to the public and free to enter from 26 June to 2 October 2021.

Also to be discovered, the Parcours des Galeries de Saint-Paul de Vence "One gallery - One artist". Each gallery will present a visual artist of its choice, which it will highlight throughout the Biennial.

Participating galleries : Bogéna Galerie / Juan Garaizabal ; Galerie Casa d'Amor Design / Abel Ramírez Massot ; Le Cercle des Artistes de Saint-Paul de Vence / Fab Nut ; Dan & Donuts Gallery / Peppone ; De Buck Gallery / Devan Shimoyama ; Di Allure Art Gallery / Sinisha S. KashaWelski ; Galerie Catherine Issert / Martin Belou ; Galerie Lefakis / Aggelika Korovessi ; Galerie Otéro / Frédéric Lange ; Galerie Podgorny Robinson / Nicolas Sanhes ; Saint-Paul Galerie / Marc Ingoglia ; Univers de l'Art / Linda Portelli.




Opening of the exhibition at 5pm, Place Neuve, in the presence of Olivier Kaeppelin, President of the BIS Association, Catherine Issert, curator of the exhibition, and the artists.


Crossover Summer Arty Party, in partnership with B.I.S, Place de la Courtine, in the majestic setting of the Saint Paul ramparts, from 7pm until the end of the night, with Kid Francescoli & more.


Jazz concert in partnership with the Festival de Saint-Paul de Vence Classique et Jazz, at the Maeght Foundation. Discover the programme on our website, "Agenda" section.

SATURDAY 31 JULY 2021 AT 6pm, auditorium, 150 route des Serres

Film produced by the BIS association and directed by Gautier Ferrero within the framework of the exhibition, with the participation of the Biennial's artists: Awena Cozannet, Martine Feipel & Jean Bechameil, Stéphane Guiran, Quentin Lefranc, Charles Le Hyaric, Juliette Minchin, Linda Sanchez, Pierre-Alexandre Savriacouty, Scénocome: Grégory Lasserre, Élodie Seguin and Delphine Wibaux.

SATURDAY 31 JULY 2021 AT 7pm, auditorium, 150 route des Serres

Presentation and signing of the exhibition catalogue.

In the presence of Olivier Kaeppelin, president of the Saint-Paul de Vence International Biennial Association, Catherine Issert, curator of the exhibition, Mathilde Dalmas, general curator, and the artists.

FRIDAY 6 AUGUST 2021 AT 6pm, wash house, Place de Gaulle

Poetic bal(l)ade with the Compagnie Humaine, a wandering show in the streets of the village

Taking up the Icelandic poet Sjón's statement, "I have seen the universe! The choreographer and the artists of the Compagnie Humaine suspend time and compose a choreographic and musical strolling poem in the streets of Saint-Paul de Vence in resonance with the works exhibited in the framework of the Biennale Internationale Saint-Paul de Vence.


From Monday to Saturday, from 3pm to 7pm, meet the artistic mediators of B.I.S in the streets of the village. These young artists, art students, will present the works of the Biennial along the route and will propose workshops, discovery activities and sharing of artistic practices.

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