At the initiative of Julie Boukobza, Chantal Crousel, Blanche de Lestrange, Niklas Svennung and Marine Van Schoonbeek, 25 contemporary artists offer their works for an auction organized on 27 September 2017 for the benefit of five associations, including the network Migreurop.
Coming September 2017, WE DREAM UNDER THE SAME SKY organises a week of cultural and civic programming at Palais de Tokyo : daily presentations of the 5 beneficiary NGOs, panels, screenings, performances, and an exhibition of the donated works by more than 25 international contemporary artists.
WE DREAM UNDER THE SAME SKY is also a Benefit Auction consisting of the donated works, organised with the expertise of Christie’s and the complicity of the Azzedine Alaïa Gallery in Paris. All the funds will be given to the 5 NGOs that welcome, care for and integrate refugees arrived in France after their migration.
WE DREAM UNDER THE SAME SKY has a dual purpose : raising awareness among the general public about the refugee crisis and raising funds in order to finance 5 recognised and complementary NGOs that are involved in day-to-day work on the terrain.
The title WE DREAM UNDER THE SAME SKY is a reference to the eponymous work by Rirkrit Tiravanija created for this occasion.
Press contact :
Claudine Colin Communication
+33 (0)1 42 72 60 01
More information on the artists, their works, the support committee and the beneficiary NGOs in the attached press release.
Programming of the week at the Palais de Tokyo being finalized.
Useful information :
PALAIS DE TOKYO
13, avenue du Président Wilson, 75116 Paris, France
Access via the Parvis
Opening on Saturday, September 16, 2017 from 2pm to 10pm
Cocktail and performances from 6pm
From Saturday, September 16 to Thursday, September 21, 2017 from 2pm to 10pm - Free access
Daily presentations of the 5 beneficiary NGOs by their teams and volunteers
From Sunday, September 17 to Thursday, September 21 - every day at 7pm : a panel is organised in collaboration with the beneficiary NGOs
An exhibition of the donated works by more than 25 contemporary international artists
GALERIE AZZEDINE ALAIA
18, rue de la Verrerie, 75004 Paris, France
Wednesday, September 27, 2017 at 7pm
Cocktail in collaboration with the Refugee Food Festival
Benefit Auction at 8pm by Christie’s and its President François de Ricqlès
Access upon invitation