Affaires Étrangères / Negócios Estrangeiros (Foreign Affairs) is a simultaneous exhibition accompanied by performances and a conference taking place in several venues in France and Portugal. It will present the original works of over 30 artists and thinkers exploring the forms and paradoxes of diplomatic action and language. The works of this community of translators will be “translated” from one country to another throughout the exhibition and on the occasion of events conceived as “diplomatic acts”.
Diplomatic issues seem to have never required so much attention as in our time of multiple crises, mutations and brutality.

A program developed by Art by Translation and AiR 351.
Curated by Maud Jacquin and Sébastien Pluot with Luísa Especial

Exhibition from April 9 to June 5, 2022

Vinit Agarwal, Mathieu Kleyebe Abonnenc, Keren Benbenisty & João Pimenta Gomes, Mariana Caló and Francisco Queimadela, Jesse Chun, Clémence de Montgolfier, André Guedes, Mark Geffriaud, Laura Genes with Helder Silva (Impacto Visual), Vir Andres Hera, Géraldine Longueville, Musa paradisiaca, Pratchaya Phinthong, Joshua Schwebel, João Paulo Serafim, João Simões, Maria Trabulo, Fabien Vallos and works from art students.

– Les Laboratoires d’Aubervilliers
– Ygrec – ENSAPC, Aubervilliers
– Centro de Artes e Criatividade, Torres Vedras
– Palácio Nacional de Belém, Lisboa

Event organised as part of the France-Portugal 2022 Season
With the support of Fondation Calouste Gulbenkian – Délégation en France and DGARTES, Direção Geral das Artes / República Portuguesa and the Municipality of Torres Vedras.

In partnership with TALM- École Supérieure d’Art et de Design; École Nationale Supérieure d’Arts de Paris-Cergy; Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris; Centro de Artes e Criatividade, Torres Vedras; Museu da Presidência da República, Lisbon and Escola Superior de Artes e Design (ESAD), Politécnico de Leiria.

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