Parcours Saint-Germain – Paris
Sara Badr Schmidt takes part in the 6th edition
of the Parcours Saint-Germain
from Thursday May 29 to Thursday June 19, 2008
The creations of Sara Badr Schmidt, born of a Swedish mother and a Lebanese father, are naturally influenced by her atypical background. Cosmopolitan at heart, she lives her works as she crosses the world: without borders.
Her last exhibition entitled Renaissance in April 2008 at the Langlet gallery, allowed the Parisian public to discover her universe, through her paintings, photographs, video and installations.
The Parcours Saint-Germain has selected the work of Sara Badr Schmidt for its sixth edition. “Once upon a time”, the theme of this edition, is available in all languages, immediately captures the attention and opens the doors of the imagination, thus abolishing those borders which are at the heart of Sara Badr Schmidt’s work.
Far from the beaten track of contemporary formalism, Sara Badr Schmidt draws on her pluri-culture to take us into her personal and universal world, transforming the visit to her exhibition into a timeless journey anchored in the 21st century.more
“Once upon a time …” proposes to be inspired by popular tales and legends, which constitute a persistent and universal cultural background and which irrigate by their figures and their themes many traditional and modern forms of expression.The idea is to highlight the influence that the theme of tales exerts on the human imagination, its aesthetic, cultural and universal values, by giving carte blanche to artists and writers to regenerate this imagination or become actors in their own tale. More than a subject of illustration, this journey into the wonderful world of fairy tales aims to reinterpret through crossed looks, the stories of yesteryear or to create new ones, from Sleeping Beauty, to Cinderella, via Peau d’Ane or Barbe-Bleue.
The works of Sara Badr Schmidt, accompanied by a text by Pascal Bruckner “Sara Badr Schmidt or the mystery in full light”, will be exhibited at the Barclays bank, 157 boulevard Saint-Germain from May 29..