What we do
Paris Calling aims at supporting a broad range of cultural activities through a panel of tailored adapted programmes for non-profit organisations seeking support.
Paris Calling festivals
Biennale festivals organised on the model of crossed collaborations between artists and professionals based in France and in the UK. The core purpose of such an initiative is to push the artistic boundaries and abolish all sorts of frontiers, being nationalities, cultures or disciplines, to explore and enable new ways of partnership on a fair common ground.
The Paris Calling festivals are carried out through the promotion of exchanges between contemporary cultural scenes on a European-wide level triggering collaborations on a multilateral scale.
The first Paris Calling festival took place in 2006 across 23 museums and galleries in London. This unprecedented festival enabled the organisation of exhibitions with French artists such as Pierre Huyghe at Tate Modern, Jean-Marc Bustamante at Timothy Taylor Gallery, Loris Gréaud at Frieze Projects during Frieze Art Fair, Daniel Buren at Modern Art Oxford or Bertrand Lavier at Bloomberg Space. The latest edition, Paris Calling, a Franco-British season of performing arts was dedicated to performing arts and gathered 21 venues across the UK.
Modern Art Oxford, Oxford
Solo exhibition by Raphaël Zarka
31st January – 29th March 2009
Solo exhibition by Aurélien Froment
9th July – 16th August 2009
Sorcha Dallas, Glasgow
Solo exhibition by Jimmy Robert
Grey Flannel Suits Any Man
20th February – 28th March 2009
Ikon Gallery, Birmingham
Solo exhibition by Armando Andrade Tudela
4th February – 29th March 2009
Ongoing programme of online exhibitions of French artists including Mounir Fatmi, Jean-Charles Hue, Florence Lazar, Aurélien Froment and Laetitia Benat.
South London Gallery and French Institute in the UK, London
Film programme curated by Pascale Cassagnau putting into perspective the links and overlaps between contemporary art, cinema, and the documentary form.
20th September – 7 October 2009