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May 16th 2022
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July 6-10 2022
The first edition of BAD+ Bordeaux + Art + Design, a new art and design salon, will launch in Bordeaux, July 6 – 10, 2022, presented in the iconic two storey concrete and steel industrial building HANGAR 14 on the banks of the Garonne.
At the initiative of Jean-Daniel Compain and Congrès Bordeaux Exposition, joined by Jill Silverman van Coenegrachts, BAD+ intends to illustrate the exceptional diversity of creation, honouring the alliance between past, present and future. Contemporary is always new and fresh in its time.
By taking root in Bordeaux—a historic territory, rich in great cultural institutions such as the CAPC, the MECA, the Museum of Decorative Arts and Design or the FRAC Aquitaine, BAD+ will be part of a week of art, design and l’art de vivre which will implicate the whole city and its surroundings.
“BAD+, is art and design exhibited, seen, deciphered, debated and appreciated in a renovated iconic industrial building, HANGAR 14.
BAD+ is about discovery, it should be fun, exciting, spontaneous, adventurous, joyful, questioning.”Jill Silverman van Coenegrachts, Artistic Director
Excerpt from an interview between Jean-Daniel Compain, General Director, and Jill Silverman van Coenegrachts, Artistic Director:
“How did you think about and decide on the artistic line of BAD+ ?”
“As Jean-Daniel said, art is consubstantial with l’art de vivre and everything that is undertaken must support the idea that art is part of life, everyday life, from the birth of the modern spirit in the 19th Century with Impressionism, photography, Art Nouveau, Art Deco, Modernism to contemporary art and design today.
BAD+ makes this idea a reality. BAD+, is contemporary art and design exhibited, seen, deciphered, I would say ‘experienced’, debated, appreciated and we hope, purchased, in a renovated iconic industrial building—HANGAR 14, on the banks of the river Garonne—set against the backdrop of an internationally renowned 18th Century city—Bordeaux.
BAD+, is about discovery, it should be fun, exciting, spontaneous, adventurous, joyful, questioning. It is all of these things, while being a think-tank, a community for artists, galleries, collectors and cultural institutions, a destination for art lovers.Jill Silverman van Coenegrachts, Artistic Director
The BAD+ art line is a unique thread that winds between art, design and architecture, between art and climate change, between art and sustainability, between art and urbanism, between art and agriculture, between art and wine. Everything that makes life today.”
“I have been telling people that it is new concept that is based on the intimacy and creativity and informal qualities of art making in the studio and the casual relaxed qualities in the back rooms of galeries where the work is seen in a manner that is not simply theatrical. It is closer to the artist himself. And as such more open and accessible for viewers of all experiences.
It is not the same old model.
It is putting the content of the work front and center where intrinsic value can shine. Where the visitor will be enchanted and impressed to ask about how the work is created and why before they ask the price.
We are doing two dialectic processes. Opening the art world in a transparent way and demystifying the snobbery and frumpery that makes people feel there is nothing in art for them because they are not super wealthy. We want to share the passion for art and show with grace the way collecting over time with passion leads to great pleasure. Whatever ones economic bracket.Jill Silverman van Coenegrachts, Artistic Director
It is for everyone!! And one of life’s most enduring human experiences.”