17 December 2020
Partnership | France | Initiated in 2019, the Gide - Beaux-Arts de Paris partnership aims to support students and young graduates of the art school by contributing to the visibility of their works on Gide's premises in Paris.
In 2020, three video works by three young artists - Théo Audoire, Célia Boutilier and Garush Malkonyan - had been selected and broadcast in turn on the LED screens in the firm's hallways, and could thus be viewed by Gide members, their clients and other visitors.
For this second edition, a new call for projects was sent out to the students. On 8 December, the jury came together to view and choose the works from among over fifty applications. Alongside Caroline Bourgeois, curator of the Collection Pinault, and Jean-Baptiste de Beauvais, head of studies at the Beaux-Arts de Paris art school, fifteen partners of Gide lauded the quality of the students' work presented and their creativity, both in terms of the subjects presented and the techniques used.
The four winners this year are: Emile Copello, Shengqi Kong, Daniel Nicolaevsky Maria and Alzbeta Wolfova.
Jean-François Levraud and Jean-Gabriel Flandrois, partners of Gide, state: "Our firm is delighted with this continued partnership that values young contemporary creation. We have been very sensitive to the commitment of all the artists. Despite several weeks of lockdown, they have shown creativity, sensitivity, audacity... We look forward to being able to show their works on our premises!"
Jean de Loisy, Director of the Beaux-Arts de Paris art school, adds: "A fantastic group of artists selected for this second edition of the Gide award, whose topics range from the wonderful animal world of magical lanterns, the offbeat charm of everyday life, the dreaminess of mysterious jellyfish, and "live" still lifes that turn back time!"
As part of the "Access to education" driving theme of its Gide Pro Bono programme, the firm also supports Via Ferrata, a preparatory class for art schools that is integrated to the Beaux-Arts de Paris. It prepares students from socially, geographically and culturally diverse backgrounds to exams and entrance examinations for higher arts education establishments in France and abroad.