Art & Culture

Published on October 19th, 2020 | by Isabelle Karamooz, Founder of FQM


Cosmopolis: an exhibition in tribute to the diversity and resilience of New York

The year 2020 has pushed the art world to turn massively to online exhibitions. “Many collectors have followed, however nothing replaces the in-person experience,” explains Latifa Metheny, Director of Azart Gallery based in New York City.

From October 28 to November 14, the gallery will present a group exhibition called Cosmopolis in the heart of Chelsea, with a group of international artists. “With this exhibition, I would like to pay tribute to this city that I love so much and which represents diversity, creativity and resilience. “

Photo of the Gallery

For this exhibition, the curator invited artists from various backgrounds and origins expressing themselves in different mediums, painting, sculpture or photography, and whose common point is that they all have a unique universe. Among the artists exhibited, we can appreciate the urban works of Mrs Zukie or Bahar Bambi, the latter mixing patterns inspired by her origins in the Middle East and Europe, combining tradition and street art.

Painting by Mrs Zukie

Several artists inspired by pop art will be exhibited including Dutch artist Dirk Janssens and the French artists Laurence de Valmy and Nicolas Saint Gregory. Their works, between pop art and conceptual art, revisit and modernize classics of the history of art, questioning us about the very nature of artworks and the concept of originality.

LOVE by Dirk Janssens

Love is Love by Laurence de Valmy

Neon artwork by Nicolas Saint Gregoire

The delicate abstract paintings of Kuzana Ogg will be alongside the photos of Lucinda Grange “photographer of the extreme” whose particularity is to capture pictures from the urban heights.

Canadian artist Kestin Cornwall creates very powerful works whose aim is to talk about equality, immigration and the place of black Americans. Nayla Kai Saroufim’s sculptures titled Art toys merge metal and bright colors while the works of French Cyrille Martin combine found objects to give them a second poetic life.

Art Toys by Nayla Kai Saroufim

Sculpture by Cyrille Martin

The Opening will take place on October 29 (5-8 pm) with due regard for social distancing.

Exhibition from October 28 to November 14 from 11 am to 6 pm.

504 West 22nd St, New York, NY

More info at Azart Gallery – (917) 362 0530

Instagram @azartgallery

About the Author

is originally from Versailles, France. She always wanted to see the world, which she did starting at 17 when she had the fortunate opportunity to study abroad in Rhonda, Spain. She traveled the world from Hong Kong to Taiwan, from Ireland to Austria, to Luxembourg, Liechtenstein and Monaco, and discovered the entire countries of Italy and Morocco. She really feels like a citizen of the world. She finally settled several years in Los Angeles where she worked at the French Consulate of Los Angeles. Passionate about the Arts and History, she earned a Bachelor's degree in History from the University of California Berkeley and studied for a Master program in education at the University of Southern California, then she went on to teach French to aspiring UNLV and CSN students in Nevada. She is the founder and Editor in chief of French Quarter Magazine, in which she writes, interviews people in a wide range of circumstances, pitches story ideas to writers and journalists, takes photos, and is currently writing her first translated work, which spans the life of Coco Chanel and is filled with adventure, intrigue, history and love.

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