It all started with an idea. An idea that came to Chloé and her friends, students in Cultural Mediation and History of Art at Paris III – Sorbonne Nouvelle, while they were considering a cultural project to validate their Bachelor. An idea of a contemporary representation of three European capitals: Paris, Berlin and Moscow. Little by little, the idea took shape: that of the “Paris-Berlin-Moscow” exhibition to be held simultaneously in the three capitals.
Why these three cities? Because as fate would have it, Chloé found herself in Berlin for an academic exchange year, and Alexandra – in Moscow, while the other friends stayed in Paris.
“Paris-Berlin-Moscow” is a contemporary view of the three capitals. While developing the theme of the exhibition, we asked ourselves: what is the city, how can the essence of the city be shown through artistic works and what makes the similarities and differences between Paris, Moscow and Berlin? We wanted to find young artists and give them the opportunity to show their vision of these cities and the thoughts, feelings and dreams they evoke.
We have realized that photography was a favoured technique among young artists. That is why we have chosen to dedicate the Moscow and Paris exhibitions to this artistic technique.
We also saw that everyone had their own perception of the city, through small details or big images; through the face of its inhabitants; through silences and sounds… Sometimes other media are needed to capture such aspects of the city. This is why the Berlin exhibition differs from the other two in that it calls for the use of all kinds of artistic techniques. It is, of course, more complicated to achieve, but we hope that we will succeed and that the exhibition will bring you joy!
Our project “Paris-Berlin-Moscow” has almost reached its home stretch! We have two weeks left to collect €400 for the organisation of the exhibition. Please help us by following this link: “Paris-Berlin-Moscow” on KissKissBankBank.