Canson® Art School Awards: the 'Prix Façade' work of Salomé Fauc unveiled at 59Rivoli
The winner of the 'Prix Façade' of the Canson® Art School Awards 2015 is Salomé Fauc from the National School of Fine Arts of Lyon. Her work adorns 80m2 of the façade of 59Rivoli.
The 'Prix Façade' awards a school and a student who create a monumental work, based on a specification, to adorn the immense façade of 59Rivoli. The work is printed on tarpaulin and exhibited from 18th February to 12th April 2015.
The work of Salomé Fauc from the National School of Fine Arts of Lyon as seen by two managers from 59Rivoli:
"The winning project of the façade resonates the implanting of 59 in the heart of an ultra urbanised space, invented and dreamed of as an island of resistance to the major retailers that surround it and, above all, invite and encourage consumption. This large Haussmann building, vested in artists of all genres who work there every day under the public eye, effectively wants to take a deep breath within the city. This proposition for the façade evokes nature through a beautiful black and white representation of trees, a perfect metaphor for what 59 wants to be. If not a tree structure of the most diverse artistic practices, at least a green lung, a space to visit and watch, a space in the city to breathe, an imaginary garden or a large tree, under which one can shelter and dream."
Muriel Ryngaert and Aurélien Dufour Ettori