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Diversity & Tolerance

Some will remember the fresco that Diego Rivera painted on commission for the Rockefeller family in 1933, which was completely destroyed in 1934 because it depicted Trotsky, Marx, Lenin and other communist figures right at the very heart of the temple of capitalism: the Rockefeller Center. This incident remains a significant example of intolerance in art history, but also one of audacious artistic commitment. 

Art is unfortunately not exempt from the discrimination that undermines Western society. The scarcity of female artists presented at FIAC was disguised by the presentation of a few female 'stars', almost enough to make us forget their under-representation in the exhibitions. This issue is also highly prevalent at other artistic events, such as the Avignon Festival, which in 2018 was criticised for its poor representation of women directors.

Beyond this, a real cultural barrier exists in the understanding, acceptance and promotion of certain artists, particularly artists of African descent, and all the more so when they find themselves at the intersection of several minority groups: of sex, race, gender or sexual orientation. The artists concerned are at the heart of issues surrounding cultural diversity and diverging creative perspectives. This is the case, for example, for Estelle Prudent, whose work, too often invisible, lead to an exhibition being vandalised in Paris in 2018. Similarly, this is an issue faced by Samuel Cueto, whose photographs highlight queer, transgender and tattooed subjects in disreputable, underground environments in the suburbs of major Thai cities.

The militant commitment of these artists, combined with their obvious passion for their work, means these types of artistic projects are now increasingly being brought to the forefront of the contemporary art scene.

This is where art bears a responsibility towards its audience: more than any other medium, pictorial art is a force for representation and the proposal of new aesthetic values and cultural references.

The power of contemporary art, and particularly photography, is to take into account both the artist and the subject. The mutual creation that emerges in an image is the result of a collaboration, or even a clash, between the artist's vision and that of the model. This is particularly striking in the photos of Marco Antonio Calvacanti, Lee Jeffries or James Sparshatt

Finally, art is a way of normalising unorthodox images that tackle society's prejudices. A veiled woman smoking a cigarette, a shirtless nun, a couple of octogenarian lovers or an old lady casually smoking a cigar: all images that break taboos in a society still restricted by outdated conventions. Secularism, the abolition of stereotypes and the promotion of living together in harmony are subjects that artists can and must legitimately address. Their freedom of expression and experience of shared otherness are sources of inspiration for building a more just, tolerant and enlightened society.


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Gris1, Peace, Print

Gris1

Peace, 2016
19.7 x 25.6 inch
Print

$ 370

Nora Ampova, Trump Ostrich, Print

Nora Ampova

Trump Ostrich, 2018
27.6 x 19.7 inch
Print

$ 481

Shanker Raj Bhatta, Mantra Mandala 002, Painting

Shanker Raj Bhatta

Mantra Mandala 002, 2017
21.3 x 21.7 inch
Painting

$ 481

Ayoola Gbolahan, Blue Duality, Painting

Ayoola Gbolahan

Blue Duality, 2017
48 x 59.8 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$ 6,055

Lucie Lith, Egalité, Painting

Lucie Lith

Egalité, 2019
36.2 x 28.7 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$ 2,960

Maria Qamar, Trump Slap, Drawing

Maria Qamar

Trump Slap, 2019
30 x 40 inch
Drawing

$ 500

Léa Bénétou, Ministères Amers - ministère de la défense et des anciens combattants, Drawing

Léa Bénétou

Ministères Amers - ministère de la défense et des anciens combattants, 2013
15.7 x 19.7 x 0.4 inch
Drawing

$ 617

Nasreddine Bennacer, Je respire sous l'eau 17, Painting

Nasreddine Bennacer

Je respire sous l'eau 17, 2020
39 x 39 x 1.6 inch
Painting

$ 9,251

War Boutique, I-Test, Print

War Boutique

I-Test, 2019
18.9 x 7.9 x 0 inch
Print

$ 617

Marco Antonio Cavalcanti, Surprise, Photography

Marco Antonio Cavalcanti

Surprise, 1981
23.4 x 16.5 x 0.8 inch
Photography

$ 1,203

Sara Chelou, Love me safe, Painting

Sara Chelou

Love me safe, 2018
28.7 x 23.6 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$ 925

James Sparshatt, Los Vientos, Photography

James Sparshatt

Los Vientos, 2001
59.1 x 70.9 x 1.2 inch
Photography

$ 8,572

Lee Jeffries, Untitled XXIII, Photography

Lee Jeffries

Untitled XXIII, 2016
31.5 x 31.5 x 2 inch
Photography

$ 2,960

Lee Jeffries, Untitled XIIi, Photography

Lee Jeffries

Untitled XIIi, 2015
31.5 x 31.5 x 2 inch
Photography

$ 2,960

RNST, J'ai mal à ma liberté #2, Print

RNST

J'ai mal à ma liberté #2, 2020
27.6 x 19.7 x 0 inch
Print

$ 307

Waleria Matelska, Agape. Unconditional Love, Painting

Waleria Matelska

Agape. Unconditional Love, 2017
57.1 x 38.6 inch
Painting

$ 1,603

Carole b., Liberté, Égalité, Fraternité, Painting

Carole b.

Liberté, Égalité, Fraternité, 2020
31.5 x 23.6 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$ 493

Baptiste Laurent, Aziz, vert sur jaune, Exit série, Sculpture

Baptiste Laurent

Aziz, vert sur jaune, Exit série, 2018
9.8 x 5.9 x 5.9 inch
Sculpture

$ 925

Hassan Hajjaj, Andre Stylin', Photography

Hassan Hajjaj

Andre Stylin', 2016
20.4 x 16.7 inch
Photography

$ 11,841

2flui, Tolérance, Painting

2flui

Tolérance, 2016
11.8 x 11.8 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$ 555

Thomas Dellert, Life is a Drag . ( Anti Homophobia Art ), Print

Thomas Dellert

Life is a Drag . ( Anti Homophobia Art ), 2008
19.7 x 19.7 x 1.2 inch
Print

$ 987

Natalia Rak, Woman's Right, Print

Natalia Rak

Woman's Right, 2014
19.7 x 13.8 inch
Print

$ 160

Marie KVK, Climate change, Painting

Marie KVK

Climate change, 2016
39.4 x 47.2 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$ 2,960

Tal Nehoray, Nine No. 2, Sculpture

Tal Nehoray

Nine No. 2, 2019
19.7 x 19.7 x 1.6 inch
Sculpture

$ 1,480

Veronika Bianchi, A Prayer, Sculpture

Veronika Bianchi

A Prayer, 2011
15.7 x 11.8 x 10.2 inch
Sculpture

$ 4,810

Karine Giboulo, Little Alan, Sculpture

Karine Giboulo

Little Alan, 2017
5.5 x 5.5 x 2.8 inch
Sculpture

$ 2,220

Roxane Petitier, Ready made for guides, Photography

Roxane Petitier

Ready made for guides, 2017
29.5 x 29.5 x 0.2 inch
Photography

$ 1,674

Charlotte Legrand, 14, Drawing

Charlotte Legrand

14, 2015
14.2 x 20.1 inch
Drawing

$ 463

Florence Fabris, Peace, Painting

Florence Fabris

Peace, 2017
31.5 x 39.4 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$ 2,960

Hicham Benohoud, Sans Titre - The Hole, Photography

Hicham Benohoud

Sans Titre - The Hole, 2015
31.5 x 23.6 x 1.6 inch
Photography

$ 4,317

Jacques Chauchat, L'amour engagé, Print

Jacques Chauchat

L'amour engagé, 2011
24.4 x 17.7 inch
Print

$ 987

Claudia Coccina, Diversité, Painting

Claudia Coccina

Diversité, 2018
28.3 x 21.3 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$ 1,850

Derek Gores, Moments to Melt, Painting

Derek Gores

Moments to Melt, 2016
11.8 x 11.8 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$ 1,480

Mdauteuil, Moon's dream / Rêve de Lune, Painting

Mdauteuil

Moon's dream / Rêve de Lune, 2020
11.8 x 8.3 x 2.8 inch
Painting

$ 617

Ofri Cnaani, Oriental landscape/Land for youth II, Drawing

Ofri Cnaani

Oriental landscape/Land for youth II, 2008
18 x 24 inch
Drawing

$ 6,167

Josep Garcia, Climate change, Painting

Josep Garcia

Climate change, 2019
18.1 x 24 x 1.6 inch
Painting

$ 1,665 $ 2,220

Jennifer Small, Poubelle, Sculpture

Jennifer Small

Poubelle, 2018
7.9 x 3.5 x 3.5 inch
Sculpture

$ 1,727

Maja Bajevic, Liberté pour les libres, Egalité pour les égaux, Fraternité pour les frères, Sculpture

Maja Bajevic

Liberté pour les libres, Egalité pour les égaux, Fraternité pour les frères, 2016
38.2 x 110.2 inch
Sculpture

$ 49,338

Benjamin Goss, Horus, Photography

Benjamin Goss

Horus, 2012
26.4 x 18.5 inch
Photography

$ 2,282

Shepard Fairey (Obey), Peace Guard 2, Print

Shepard Fairey (Obey)

Peace Guard 2, 2016
24 x 18.1 inch
Print

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Shepard Fairey (Obey), Global Warning, Print

Shepard Fairey (Obey)

Global Warning, 2009
24 x 18.1 inch
Print

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Jean Cocteau, Europe - Diversité de l'Europe, Print

Jean Cocteau

Europe - Diversité de l'Europe, 1961
13 x 18.1 inch
Print

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Raf Urban, Je suis Mi-Grand, Painting

Raf Urban

Je suis Mi-Grand, 2019
31.5 x 22.8 x 0.4 inch
Painting

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Raf Urban, Sans titre - 4, Painting

Raf Urban

Sans titre - 4, 2018
19.7 x 23.6 x 0.8 inch
Painting

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Baptiste Laurent, Modou, jaune et vert sur bleu, Sculpture

Baptiste Laurent

Modou, jaune et vert sur bleu, 2018
11.8 x 7.9 x 5.9 inch
Sculpture

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