HANGAR 14 Bordeaux © Julien Fernandez.
The first edition of BAD+ Bordeaux + Art + Design, a new art and design salon, will launch in Bordeaux, May 5 – 8, 2022, presented in the iconic two-story concrete and steel industrial building HANGAR 14 on the banks of the Garonne.
Each spring, BAD+ will bring together 70 international art and design galleries in an innovative new event that mobilizes the cultural and economic players of Bordeaux and beyond, both public and private, to experience how art and l’art de vivre lie at the heart of transformations integral to the major subjects facing our world today.
At the initiative of Jean-Daniel Compain and Congrès Bordeaux Exposition, joined by Jill Silverman van Coenegrachts, BAD+ intends to illustrate the exceptional diversity of creation, honoring the alliance between past, present and future. Contemporary is always new and fresh in its time.
By taking root in Bordeaux – a historic territory, rich in great cultural institutions such as the CAPC, the MECA, the Museum of Decorative Arts and Design or the FRAC Aquitaine, BAD+ will be part of a week of art, design and l’art de vivre which will implicate the whole city and its surroundings.
At a time of unprecedented global change, the artists in their studios, the galleries that support and represent them, and the collectors who follow them, remain without a doubt the very foundation of the world’s creative center.
This powerful and raw creativity unabashedly confronts the known boundaries of our perceptions in search of new modes of expression, new thoughts, new ways of seeing. It is also to illustrate the close and permanent link between culture, art and l’art de vivre that is so characteristic of this exceptional and world-renowned territory that BAD+ will highlight.
This first edition will be held in Hangar 14 with its back to the 18th Century UNESCO heritage site along the river. A unifying initiative, BAD+ will be the great artistic event that only Bordeaux can offer.
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