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Œuvre in situ d’Aam Solleveld, Vue du ciel, Cannes, février et mars 2019. Commissariat Bérangère Armand, Suquet./© Adrien Barde

Bérangère Armand

  • we want art everywhere


In May, the freelance exhibition curator behind the WWAE cultural agency in Cannes unveils the New Beauties exhibition drawing on architects from around the world, in Nice.

We Want Art Everywhere (WWAE) has the ring of a manifesto to it. The goal? «To support art everywhere through ethical projects that are meaningful and qualitative.» After studying politics and art history, Bérangère Armand worked in corporate patronage before deciding she wanted to do things differently: «Often a firm is simply asked to finance a project and that’s that. But you need to understand a company’s background so as to provide real artistic leadership. I want a firm to be a hand’s-on partner, to become a proactive cultural player supporting creativity.» Out of such associations have come architecture and art exhibitions in iconic places including the Pompidou Centre, the Centquatre and the Venice Biennale. Bérangère similarly promotes art in public spaces, and with Dutch multimedia artist Aam Solleveld, whom she showed at Le Suquet des Artistes in March, has just won a call for projects for the Embellir Paris drive to beautify the capital; they are to reinvent the surface geometry of Place Jean Ferrat. And in May this workaholic brings us an exhibition drawing on a score of architectural projects. «Beauty is something of a taboo notion in architecture… For me it’s the multiplicity of narratives, of stories recounted, like scenarios.»

Exposition New Beauties : vernissage le 16 mai
Forum d’urbanisme et d’architecture à Nice.

Par Tanja Stojanov