The transformative power of art, the free street art exhibition at St Germain des Près

Published by My de Sortiraparis · Photos by My de Sortiraparis · Published on May 21th, 2024 at 07:52 a.m.
Le pouvoir transformateur de l'art is the name of the new book and the free exhibition devoted to it at the Hôtel de l'Industrie, Paris 6e. Ardif, Matthieu, Combo, Ensemble Reel and Sax await you from June 1 to 3, 2024.

TheHôtel de l'Industrie in Saint-Germain des Près, in the 6ᵉ arrondissement of Paris, is hosting from 1ᵉʳ to June 3, 2024, a free exhibition dedicated to the book "Le pouvoir transformateur de l'art" by renowned philosopher Xavier Pavie. This exceptional event will bring together 14 artists, including Ardif, Combo, Matthieu Dagorn and Sax, offering a unique immersion in the world of street art in the heart of Paris' literary district.

An encounter between art and philosophy

The release of Xavier Pavie's book "Le pouvoir transformateur de l'art" is an opportunity to discover how works encountered in the street can influence our perception and understanding of the world. This 164-page philosophical essay is richly illustrated by the works of 30 contemporary artists, some of whom were in residence in France and Singapore.

An artistic weekend not to be missed

For three days, the exhibition offers the chance to admire original street art, meet the artists, and attend Xavier Pavie's book signing sessions. The book presentation by the author will take place on Sunday June 2 from 11am to 12pm. Admission is free, with no need to reserve, so everyone can enjoy this unique artistic experience.

Artists to discover at this free exhibition

An event orchestrated by art enthusiasts

Organized by Sophie and Julien Roussard of Galerie Roussard, this exhibition is a continuation of their initiatives to promote urban art. Remember, we loved their exhibitions at the Église de la Madeleine de Sax and Ensemble Réel and the Street Art and Contemporary Festival at the Poste du Louvre.

Art as a vehicle for transformation

Xavier Pavie, also a professor at ESSEC and program director at the Collège International de Philosophie, emphasizes the importance of art in our daily lives: " If art has no functionality in understanding and transforming the world, then it is not. " His commitment to integrating art into a variety of environments, such asiMagination Week at ESSEC, demonstrates his vision of art as a pedagogical and transformative tool.

Don't miss this unique opportunity to discover how art can transform the way we look at the world. Join us from June 1 to 3 at the Hôtel de l'Industrie, 4 place Saint-Germain-des-Prés, Paris 6e, to plunge into the fascinating world of street art and philosophy.

Practical information

Dates and Opening Time
From June 1st, 2024 to June 3rd, 2024

× Approximate opening times: to confirm opening times, please contact the establishment.


    4 Place Saint-Germain des Prés
    75006 Paris 6


    Recommended age
    For all

    Official website

    More information
    Saturday, June 1: 11 am - 8 pm Sunday, June 2: 11 am - 8 pm Monday, June 3: 11 am - 1 pm

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