Lyon-based artist collective and residence, Taverne Gutenberg is presenting its first outdoor exhibition ‘The New Figurations’ (‘Les Figurations Nouvelles‘) at 59 Rivoli, Paris, one of the most unusual art spaces in Paris. From March 30 to April 10, 2017, 59 Rivoli will welcome nine talented resident artists from the Lyon-based art association: Agrume, Jim Céladon, Mathilde Corbet, Clément Garnung, Abdoul Kadre Seck, Henri Lamy, Mauricio Oliveira, Dorothée Richard and V2M.
The exhibition is directly inspired by the New Figuration movement, an artistic movement that originated in Europe and America in the 1960s advocating the revival of figurative art following a period largely dominated by abstract art. Reexamining the original ideas behind the New Figuration Movement, the Taverne Gutenberg exhibition postulates that representation of reality is always capable of evolution. The exhibition is also a return to the roots of sorts for Taverne Gutenberg’s president, Henri Lamy, who began his artistic career as a resident artist at 59 Rivoli in 2011.