Through its Women In Motion program, Kering is delighted to support Anna Boghiguian’s exhibition at the Festival d’Automne à Paris
Le carré, la ligne et la règle (The square, the line and the ruler) is the first monograph exhibition in Paris by the Egyptian-Canadian artist of Armenian origin. It will be on display at the Beaux-Arts de Paris, from October 10 to November 24, 2019.
Born in Cairo in 1946, Anna Boghiguian is of Armenian origin. Having studied in Egypt and Canada, she now lives in Cairo. Over the past 10 years, there have been numerous exhibitions of her work, most notably at the Documenta contemporary art exhibition at Kassel (2012), the Venice Biennale (Armenian Pavilion, 2015), the Istanbul Biennial (2015), Sharjah (2018), the Castello di Rivoli in Turin (2017), the Museum der Moderne in Salzburg (2018), the New Museum in New York (2018) and Tate St Ives, England (2019). Her work is intimately linked with literature, and she has illustrated books by writers such as Cavafy, Tagore and Ungaretti. For several years, she has also produced major art installations for museums, with history and geopolitical relations being recurring subjects in her work. Based on drawings or encaustic paintings on paper, these substantial, composite works have sometimes been created on an imposing scale, such as her Promenade dans l'inconscient (A Walk in the Unconscious) at the Carré d'art exhibition in Nîmes in 2016, which looked back at the city’s Gallo-Roman past, or her depiction of the commercial history of salt for the Istanbul Biennale in 2015.
About Women In Motion
Kering, a partner of the Festival de Cannes, launched Women In Motion in 2015 to shine a light on women’s contribution to cinema, both in front of and behind the camera. Since then, the program has been expanded to include the worlds of photography, arts and literature. For although creativity is one of the most powerful forces for change, gender inequality in this areas remains flagrant.
Through its awards, Women In Motion recognizes both inspirational figures and talented young women, while its Talks provide an opportunity for some of the leading names in cinema and arts to share their views on women’s representation in their profession.
For the past five years, Women In Motion has been a platform for helping to change mindsets and to providing thought leadership on both the role and the recognition given to women in all areas of the arts.
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About the Festival d’Automne à Paris
Multidisciplinary, international and nomadic, the Festival d’Automne à Paris has been bringing artists together since 1972, producing and promoting their works in a spirit of loyalty, openness and discovery. Theatre, music, dance, the plastic arts and cinema: the Festival d’Automne à Paris is dedicated to contemporary arts and to providing a point of contact for different forms of artistic expression. Every year, from September to December, it organizes nearly 50 events and attracts some 250,000 visitors.
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