Les Extatiques 2022

Organized by Paris La Défense and the Department of Hauts-de-Seine, the contemporary art exhibition Les Extatiques returns from June 22 to October 2, 2022 for a fifth edition placed under the theme of the living. A new contemplative journey that invites you to discover works, some of which are new, from the esplanade of La Défense to the gardens of La Seine Musicale in Boulogne-Billancourt.

A must-attend event for art lovers, Les Extatiques are back this year with a new artistic direction, but with the same ambition of offering a time of wonder and questioning around social issues in an exceptional outdoor setting.
In the face of climate issues and following the pandemic, the preservation of our survival conditions is at the heart of our concerns. With the Seine as a natural link, the esplanade of La Défense and the gardens of La Seine Musicale welcome this year works around the celebration of life that respond to each other to form, over the course of the stroll, a real biotope. The poster of the exhibition, created by Jean Julien, one of the most sought-after illustrators in the international press, is the perfect representation of this.

Seine of the living and Defense of the living

David Moinard, curator and artistic director of the exhibition, takes us on a brand new journey through lively and generous works, joyfully celebrating life and encouraging us to marvel at it by appealing to our imagination. An invitation to contemplation that will appeal to your sensitivity to perceive the living in what surrounds us through the different approaches of the 12 artists who have set out to write a desirable future. Earth, air and water sculptures, sky paintings, contemporary ruins, animal presences, inter-species dialogues, multiple shifts, plant forms and forces, this is what awaits you!

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