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Galerie Templon: The Parisians are back

In Paris, the Centre Pompidou, the Palais de Tokyo or even the MAM (Modern Art Museum), displaying the still closed doors, the Parisians who wish to reconnect with their passion for contemporary art have the chance to be able to return to visit the galleries, re-opened for the most part, since a week. Not only their access is free, but the crowd is lesser and regulated.

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At the galerie Templon, who had painted his two new exhibitions just prior to confinement on the 14th of march last, one is delighted to find the faithful and the curious, now equipped with a mask. "We have extended the two current exhibitions," says Daniel Templon, happy to have seen a "great number of visitors," last weekend.

"You need to stay positive," he says. I've experienced other crises in 1974 and in 1991, we had struggled to get us back. But, I remain confident for the months to come. There are, of course, a slowdown in economic activity, but we have not stopped selling in recent weeks."

We're going to refocus on priorities, make less trips and can be less international trade fairs, but the contemporary art market is not in danger.

Daniel Templon

Daniel Templon, one of the strongest galleries of paris, adds confident : "I don't think there is a hecatomb of art galleries". And to remain a philosopher, and optimistic : "We're going to refocus on priorities, make less trips and can be less international trade fairs, but the contemporary art market is not in danger," he says.

Norbert BIsky and Billie Zangewa, on the front of the stage

In its new space in the rue du Grenier Saint-Lazare, what are the fabrics pêchues and rhythmic colours of the Berlin Norbert Bisky, which give pep to this reopening. "This is an artist who climbs up on the German scene," says the dealer, who is exhibiting for the third time, and of which he has sold half of the works, displayed until the end of the month of may. Bisky recreates the festive world of the clubs of the German capital, between pop and techno culture.

Emdi, 2020, Norbert Bisky, whose exposure is to be seen until the 30th of may at the galerie Templon, rue du Grenier Saint-Lazare (3rd) DRAcid Tram, 2020, Canvas Norbert Bisky DR

moreover, in the historical gallery of the rue Beaubourg, Templon presents Billie Zangewa, an artist with an african, born 1973 in Malawi, and settled for several years in Johannesburg. His work singular and very popular by collectors (all his works have been sold before the containment according to the dealer), holds the fragility and the poetry.

The artist draws, cuts, sews and embroiders on cloth of scenes from the daily life. It is in a political and social context still delicate as she nourishes her commitment. "I believe that in this particular time of history, the love, the universal and the personal, is the only thing for which we must fight," she said. I define myself as a soldier of love. "

Soldier of love, Billie Zangewa Rsouv of the exhibition Norbert Bisky, at the galerie Templon, rue du Grenier Saint-Lazare (3rd) DR

All of its parts made of scraps of silk, suspended to the wall (sold 37 000 to € 70 000) were all gone before the confinement, writes the discoverer of talents, and hard worker, that has continued to come every day to his office during the confinement.

Galerie Templon, 28, rue du Grenier Saint-Lazare (3rd) and 30 rue Beaubourg (3rd). The mar. at the sam. from 10h to 19h.

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