More than ever, Europe needs benchmarks so that people can recall not only its utility but its unity … More than ever, it is urgent to demonstrate that Europe is not only a place for the free circulation ideas, people and goods but also for something too often forgotten: a shared artistic, aesthetic and cultural heritage.
Following French philosopher Bernard-Henri Levy’s call for an artists’ appeal for Europe, and coinciding with the EU elections, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, London, will host an exhibition and auction preview of over thirty donated works by contemporary European artists including Daniel Buren, Elmgreen & Dragset, Marlene Dumas, Douglas Gordon, Marc Quinn, and Juergen Teller. Auction proceeds will be distributed by The Hexagon Society to arts-related European cultural projects.
On 22 May, Hans Ulrich Obrist, Artistic Director, Serpentine Galleries, will be in conversation with novelist Adam Thirlwell, followed by a one-off performance of Levy’s play: Looking for Europe.
The auction will be held at Maison Assouline on 3 June.
Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac
37 Dover St