This weekend, from December 12-13, popular French daily paper Libération and will be hosting the Artistes à la une (Front Page Artists) event at Le Palais de Tokyo in Paris. This exhibition will include some of their most famous covers revisited by more than forty artists.
After the recent unfortunate events that have hit France, this show is a symbol of the commitment of the artistic community in the name of freedom of speech and information. By revisiting the most iconic Libération’s front pages, each artist comments on and critiques certain subjects and events from our recent past. Along with showing these works, on December 12th, Libération will publish a notebook of exclusive interviews with the artists participating in this project. All the included artworks will be auctioned on January 27th by Artcurial auction house and the proceeds will be donated to the Reporters Without Borders initiative.
This event is coordinated and curated in partnership with Nicolas Couturieux and David-Hervé Boutin, and will include works by Jean-Michel Alberola, André, Ivan Argote, Srdjan Bajic, Mohamed Ben Slama, Guillaume Bresson, C215, Thomas Canto, Jean-Charles de Castelbajac, Robert Combas, Faz, Anne Gérard, Laurent Grasso, Gris1, Joana Hadjithomas & Khalil Joreige, Riikka Hyvönen, Invader, Peter Klasen, Guy Limone, Teddy Lo, Gianni Motti, Tania Mouraud, Jean-Michel Othoniel, Françoise Petrovitch, Richard Phillips, Ernest Pignon Ernest, Henrik Plenge Jakobsen, Ivan Plusch, Ghass, Xiofan Ru, Tilt, Nils-Udo, Bernar Venet, Fabien Verschaere, Jacques Villéglé & Zevs.