Passion for life at the Grand Palais in Paris
Le Salon des Artistes Indépendants will host at the Grand Palais Passion for life art Exhibition in support of the Institut Curie: Together in the fight against cancer, 15 International Artists will exhibit their artwork.
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Paris, France, 20 November 2008: The next group art exhibition Passion for life will be held from November 21st-30, 2008 at the Grand Palais in Paris, in support of the Institut Curie. Following several art exhibition in Italy, Mexico, the Principality Monaco, Passion for life is invited in Paris, France, under the banner of the prestigious Société des Artistes Indépendants. Following the invitation of the President of the Society, Mrs. Franckie Tacque, and her Board of Directors, 15 International Artists will exhibit their art for a humanitarian cause: the fight against cancer.
A small group of innovative artists, Paul Cézanne, Paul Gauguin, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Camille Pissarro and Founders Albert Dubois-Pillet, Odilon Redon, Cross, Georges Seurat, Paul Signac, founded the Salon des Indépendants in 1884. In a movement of defiance, after the Commune, the Néo-Impressionists painters, tired from being refused by juries of the official Salon, they decided to create their own Salon, with the base principle of “no jury, nor reward”.
The Passion for life Program, having one of its objectives, to collect funds for the fight against cancer, was founded by Antoine Gaber, impressionist artist painter, and cancer researcher in drug development mostly for cancer therapies. In each Country where the Passion for life exhibition was held, the funds raised have been entirely provided to a charitable organization or a local pre selected association assisting locally. This upcoming November, in Paris Passion for life will support the Institut Curie.
Founded in 1909 based on a conceptual model created by Marie Curie, the Institut Curie now gathers 2000 researchers, doctors and health care professionals mobilized with the same focus: take over cancer with speed. Recognized Foundation with its public support since 1921, the Institut Curie has for mission to bring to cancer patients the best available treatments and a multidisciplinary approach while quickly making available the most recent advancement in research.
Figen Begen, Mary Brilli, Diana Calvillo, Jean Pierre Faucher, Antoine Gaber, Marybel Gallegos, Sumio Inoue, Maz Jackson, Kosmas Kroussos, Leticia Leal, Sinae Lee, Martin J.A. Nijman, Marieta Reijerkerk, Goga Trascierra, Karel Vreeburg.
Partners: A.P.E. Association de la presse étrangère; Le Nôtre; Poilâne; Espace le Scribe-l’Harmattan
Salon des Artistes Indépendants – ART en CAPITAL – at the Grand Palais, Avenue F.D. Roosevelt – 75008 Paris
Exhibition Schedule: daily from 11h AM to 19h30PM
Opening (by invitation only): Friday November 21st from 17:00 PM until 22h30PM
Evenings: Wednesday 26 and Friday November 28 until 22h30 PM
For transport by Subway: line 1, 9 et 13 – station: Champs Elysées Clemenceau or Franklin Roosevelt
For transport by Bus: lines 28, 32, 42, 72, 73, 80, 83, 93
Antoine Gaber PASSION FOR LIFE fundraising Art Exhibition event under the patronage of Mrs. Franckie Tacque President of the “Fédération des Salons Historiques du Grand Palais”, Mrs. Christine Albanel, Minister of Culture and Communication, Mr. Yves Saint-Geours, President of l’Etablissement Public du Grand Palais des Champs Elysées, City of Paris
The “Passion for life” program was initiated to continue to increase the awareness of cancer but also to the need to raise additional research funds to support our ongoing efforts to fight cancer,” said Antoine Gaber, Canadian Impressionist painter.
“Passion for Life” is an innovative and unique promotion, even more, because it now leverages the art Comunittee around the world with the significant support of the Biennale of Florence, in addressing an important issue that is close to all of us around the world. “I am extremely optimistic about our futur success as with my Fellow artist from around the world, we will join efforts to support the same cause”. said Antoine Gaber.
” Antoine Gaber’s ” Passion for Life” initiative is amazing, he has worked in Breast Cancer Research for many years contributing to the development of several breast cancer drugs, and now he is using his internationally recognized artistic talent to contribute to raise money for cancer research and awareness.”
” Having worked for several years in cancer clinical research, Antoine’s passion for life and the well being of patients are reflected not only in his clinical research work, and his art, but in the philanthropic causes he supports. Antoine’s vision and focus have always been toward making our world a better one,” said Professor Kathleen Pritchard, from the Toronto Sunnybrook Cancer Center, Canada, and an internationally renown breast cancer specialist.
About the Artist:
Antoine Gaber unique combination as a cancer researcher, businessman and as an internationally recognized artist painter, represents careers that are opposite to each other, raising in several Countries more and more media attention, however, Gaber continuously plays a role in the advancement of art and science. In an incessant desire for harmony, Antoine Gaber, his artistic works, his humanitarian projects and his incommensurable dreams of communion with man and nature contribute in unison to the working of his straightforward mission: utilizing his talent to benefit a good cause. During his various exhibitions held in several Countries, Gaber contributed an important percentage of the sale of his artworks, and the profits from the use of the imagery of his art to raise funds to further support cancer research. Neither success nor notoriety can deter the painter from his ideals.
“Passion for Life” Artist Statement
As a medical researcher, I have come to appreciate how precious life truly is. From the journey faced by those fighting to overcome illness, to the artistic endeavors I have experienced as I continue through my journey of self-expression, one becomes acutely aware life is more than simply existing. It truly is a celebration. If you choose to embrace every day to the fullest; mixing it with a sense of wonder and purpose, you, too, will discover your inner peace. You, too, will realize your passion for life.
Art Critic comments about Gaber’s artwork: Unedited quotes
Prof. John T. Spike, Critic and Art Historian (New York), former Director of Florence Biennale
“Antoine Gaber is revisiting the impressionists with a fresh eye and his own sensibility. Gaber has immersed himself in the glories of Impressionism. His brush and heart are dedicated to making the art of the impressionists the art of today.
Prof. Matty Roca, Critic and Art Historian; Member of the International Art Critics Association (AICA), (Mexico)
” Through Antoine Gaber pictorial voyage, one encounters color, and nature with the Artist own style of painting and brushstrokes. Self-taught artist, his starting point is his interest in all “creative evolution of things” and through his emotions and sensibility his interpretation of nature and details, becomes alive.
The mastering of his impressionistic style delivers in his art, the creation of contrast, tones, and a special rhythmic dynamism of light and of shade, are without any doubts, his strongest points.
The poetical reading of his artwork provides a universe of internal peace and silence. One can imagine being in a bucolic (pastoral) landscape filled with flowers and, a pond dotted with water lilies that irrevocably leads in his profound inhabited emotions felt during the creation of his paintings. “
For further information: www.antoinegaber.com