We support

Artwork from JR - Migrants, Mayra, Picnic across the border, Tecate, Mexico - U.S.A., 2017
‘Migrants, Mayra, Picnic across the Border Tecate, Mexico-U.S.A.’, 2017 ©JR-ART.NET⠀⠀

“JR: CHRONICLES” exhibition in the Saatchi Gallery

The collaboration

“JR: CHRONICLES” is the largest solo museum exhibition of JR, featuring some of his most iconic projects from the past fifteen years, opening on the 9th of June 2021 in the Saatchi Gallery in London.

Art Explora decided to partner with the exhibition because we believe in the social change brought about by JR, and his many contributions to improving the world we live in – aligning perfectly with Art Explora’s own mission. Indeed, JR’s humanistic approach – portraying social realities and authenticity and in turn connecting people – is an essential goal to Art Explora.

Following Saatchi Gallery’s transition to a charity organisation, we note the importance in working alongside other charities to support our shared objectives in making art accessible to all and providing a platform for art education.

Supporting JR: Chronicles at London’s internationally renowned Saatchi Gallery, within the context of Brexit, speaks of our belief that, now more than ever, we should set an example of unity through culture.

The social commitments

Art Explora aims to achieve its goal of welcoming and making art accessible to as many people as possible. Therefore, Art Explora will be supporting Saatchi Gallery’s Education Programme and community outreach initiatives, through delivering bespoke classroom activities, community workshops, schools and group tours, and digital learning resources.

Art Explora and Saatchi Gallery will aim to bring together community groups across the Greater London area, through dedicated support to mentoring charities, including Art Emergency, Arts4Dementia, the renowned prison arts charity KOESTLEARTS, and women’s charity Refuge.

the Louvre Museum

Art Explora has enabled the creation of a new perennial installation at the Louvre Museum, L’Onde du Midi, a mobile sculpture by Elias Crespin. This work is made up of 128 metal tubes, suspended from wires and driven by motors to create a moving choreography with several figures. Installed above the prestigious Midi staircase, it offers a contemplative stopover for the visitor, becoming the theatre of a silent ballet.

This ambitious project is a continuation of the history of the Louvre Museum which, since its creation, has been an ideal architectural framework for displaying painted or sculpted pieces by living artists. Elias Crespin, an artist of Venezuelan origin, succeeds Georges Braque, Anselm Kiefer, François Morellet and Cy Twombly.

This important patronage responds to Art Explora’s wish to support institutions and contemporary creation. It is also part of a long-standing partnership between the Louvre Museum and Frédéric Jousset, President of Art Explora.

L’Onde du Midi was inaugurated in January 2020.

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The Sorbonne University Foundation

Art Explora and Fondation Sorbonne Université partner around the scholarship program Passport for the Master’s that will benefit each year two students in Art History.

Selected by a jury, the 2 students will receive two years of financial support as well as a mentor working within the cultural industry.

By supporting this scholarship program, Art Explora is committed to giving students on the most modest means the opportunity to succeed, in a sector that still seems, too often, inaccessible to some.

In 2021, two master’s degree students in Art History have been selected for the scholarship program: Maÿlis and Melinda. They will be supported by Juliette Singer, Chief curator at the Petit Palais.

To Maÿlis, one of the selected students of the program, this support is an invalulable opportunity:

« When they told me I was selected for the scholarship program, it first was a great financial relief. I don’t have to look for a job anymore and I can entirely focus on my Master Thesis, on reading, on refining my knowledge and my passions. I am very eager to meeting my mentor Juliette Singer, Chief curator at the Petit Palais. Learning more about her job and background would probably inspire me a lot. Who knows I may be a curator too in a few years ? »

Maÿlis, 22 years old, master’s degree student in Art History at the Sorbonne University

Short Story Dispenser

These dispensers will make life more pleasant for young patients and their parents in the hospital’s consulting wards. They will have short fiction stories at their disposal as well as educational anecdotes about paintings and sculptures, written by Artips.

The Dispensers were installed on Wednesday June 3rd in two particularly busy wards where patients often have to wait for a long time. Art Explora volunteers are soon to be invited to join these young patients and their families to guide their discovery of these short stories.

The stories are also available online : artexplora.short-edition.com and new ones will gradually be added.