The winners of the public order launched by Emmanuel Macron in June will be unveiled
"in a few days"
, the head of state announced Wednesday evening in front of an audience of artists invited to the Elysee Palace.
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The Head of State recalled having wanted to reconnect with this tradition by launching in June a public order of 30 million euros, called "New worlds" and financed by the recovery plan,
"by allowing artists to reinvent the France in these new worlds that we want to hope for ”
The selection committee, chaired by Bernard Blistène, director of the National Museum of Modern Art at the Center Pompidou, received some 3,000 applications.
"Invent these new worlds"
Several tens, even hundreds of French artists or residing in France are laureates, specified the Eysée, in various disciplines - visual arts, music, live performance, writing, design and crafts.
"Many people were hoping for 'the world after' after the pandemic, we now want to invent these new worlds, this initiative that we will unveil in a few days"
, declared the Head of State, during this reception organized in the day before the opening of the Fiac.
Among the guests received at the Élysée Wednesday evening were internationally recognized artists, such as Daniel Buren, the German visual artist Anselm Kiefer or the designer Ora-Ito.
"I wanted to tell you how happy we are with the return of the Fiac"
, the physical edition of which was canceled by the pandemic, added Emmanuel Macron.
"In 2020 you invented a digital version which was much more than a market but a platform for exchanges, the opportunity for many international galleries to set up in Paris,"