From April 1 to 20, the galleries on the rue des Beaux-arts are launching À visage découvert, an exhibition in their windows, visible to all who wish to see it. The Beaux-Arts de Paris is joining the event and offering Yacine Ouelhadj, a 2nd year student in the Stéphane Calais studio, to dress the school's reception gatehouse.
"Culture is a tool above all. Art is this exceptional and common thing for us and our physical surroundings in Beaux-Arts and Saint-Germain-des-Prés.
To take hold of culture, to update it with one's gestures is what Yacine Ouelhadj will attempt to do.
Second or third hand carpets will be painted with new signs, colors and cover the entrance gate of our school of Fine Arts in Paris. This joyful, strong gesture of these carpets blooming with paint, finally dresses the guardhouse and shows it to us all the more as it magnifies it. "
Stéphane Calais, artist, head of studio at the Beaux-Arts de Paris