Carte blanche à Yang Jiechang
Curators: Sophie Makariou, Martina Köppel-Yang and Claire Bettinelli
In collaboration with Jeanne Bucher Jaeger Gallery

Opening Wednesday July 6th, 7pm to 10pm
Exhibition until October 24th, 2022
Musée national des arts asiatiques - Guimet, Paris

For its new contemporary carte blanche, the Musée national des arts asiatiques - Guimet invites the artist Yang Jiechang. Known for his mastery of traditional Chinese arts, the artist illustrates himself in a wide range of media: paintings, graphic arts, installations, videos, performances or sculptures. His art is marked by traditional Chinese calligraphy, aesthetics and thought, applied to the contemporary context.

Jeanne Bucher Jaeger Gallery has supported the artist since 1989 and has presented him in numerous solo and group exhibitions, the latest in 2019 celebrating 30 years of collaboration with the artist.

Press release Carte blanche à Yang Jiechang
Yang Jiechang, Tale of the 11th day, 2021, Sèvres Manufacture et Musée nationaux 

Tribute to Dani Karavan

Restoration of the Square of Tolerance
Wednesday July 6th, 2022
by invitation only

7 place de Fontenoy, 75007 Paris
Square of Tolerance, Tribute to Yitzhak Rabin, 1993-1998, Sculpture Garden, UNESCO headquarters, Paris, France
Sunlight, water, sand, soil, grass, olive tree, brass, glass, archaeological remains, white concrete, laser beam, text
Dimensions: 6 x 18 x 33 m

After the death on May 29th 2021 of Dani Karavan, UNESCO Artist for Peace, Audrey Azoulay, Director General of UNESCO wishes to honor the Israeli artist on Wednesday July 6th. An evening ceremony with speeches is organized to present the recent restoration work carried out on Dani Karavan site specific work entitled Square of Tolerance, Tribute to Yitzhak Rabin, which was installed in the gardens of the UNESCO headquarters in Paris back in 1996. 

In December 1993, Dani Karavan participated in the international meeting Peace, the day after organized by UNESCO in Granada, Spain. This meeting brought together for the first time a large number of Israeli and Palestinian intellectuals and artists, in order to establish a cultural dialogue and support the peace process.
Following this meeting, Dani Karavan created an environmental sculpture in UNESCO’s garden entitled Square of Tolerance, to symbolize the dawn of the Israeli-Palestinian peace process. At the inauguration in May 1996, he paid tribute to the role played by Yitzhak Rabin, the Israeli Prime Minister murdered in 1995, in the peace process between Israelis and Palestinians. 
His Square of Tolerance, installed in 1996, which intertwines Hebrew and Arabic in the UNESCO preamble, resonates today more than ever, to promote the culture of peace and refuse the denial of the other.
Audrey Azoulay,  May 29th, 2021

Square of Tolerance
Tribute to Dani Karavan, UNESCO, Artist for peace

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