16 December 2021
Partnership | France | Four artists set themselves apart for the 2022 Gide-Beaux-Arts de Paris award. This award distinguishes the art school's students and recent graduates, and contributes to the visibility and renown of these artists by displaying their work in the firm's Paris offices.
In this third edition, four students of the school were praised and rewarded for their inventiveness and their ability to create a work suited to the corridors of a law firm.
The jury met on 10 December to view and select the winning artwork from among the 40+ submissions. From landscapes to 3D animations, via drawings and animated collages, these pieces of digital art were praised by all members of the jury, comprising Jean-Baptiste de Beauvais, director of studies at the Beaux-Arts school, Edouard Montassut from the eponymous art gallery, and some twenty Gide partners.
The 2022 winners are Darya Danilovich, Arthur Guespin, César Kaci and Wan Lin Quin. Their artwork will be displayed alternately every three months in Gide's client reception areas.
Since 2019, Gide and Beaux-Arts de Paris have together conducted a call for projects to recompense young contemporary creation. The works of Théo Audoire, Célia Boutilier and Garush Malkonyan in 2020, and Emile Copello, Shengqi Kong, Daniel Nicolaevsky Maria and Alzbeta Wolfova in 2021 were displayed on the screens located in the firm's corridors, for all members of the firm and multiple visitors to see.
Managing partner Jean-François Levraud states: "We are thrilled to renew this artistic project with the Beaux-Arts de Paris art school. Every year, the artists surpass themselves and give our hallways a view onto landscapes, life moments, and more. We are looking forward to seeing these new art pieces displayed!"
Jean de Loisy, Director of the Ecole des Beaux-Arts de Paris, adds: "Les Beaux-Arts de Paris are delighted with this partnership with Gide, which, for the third year running, makes it possible for the video artwork of four young artists from our art school to be displayed on the large LED screens within Gide's headquarters. We are giving our students multiple outlets for their art in a number of very different sectors: public or private environments, indoors or outdoors, historic spaces or contemporary locations still under construction: all these opportunities constitute, for our artists, a variety of opportunities to build up their portfolio and their career, and above all, to professionalise themselves by bringing art into the heart of the City and into all of our lives".
Alongside this award, through Gide Pro Bono the firm supports Via Ferrata, the Beaux-Arts de Paris preparatory art class. Its purpose is to prepare students from diverse social, geographic and cultural backgrounds to entry exams and competitions of higher art educational institutions in France and abroad.