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For its coming-out onto the Parisian art scene, the young, dynamic collective Transit Système chose the mellow setting of the Parloterie wine bar, inviting friends, collaborators and enthusiasts to get to know its works, its members, and their vision and mission for raw instinctive artistic production.
First and foremost a group of artists – painters, illustrators, photographers, graphic designers – and creative producers committed to aesthetic creation, Transit Système is also a collective dedicated to the development of alternative, fresh and innovative means of promoting and distributing art today. The collective wants to free Art from the constraints of the establishment in which it is so often represented. Theraw instinctive artistic production on show at the Parloterie is not limited to the artistic works on display, but involves the entire event itself – we the spectators are invited to go on an intimate journey with the collective, to reflect and dialogue with them. We are encouraged to participate, short and long term, with Transit Système, firstly as spectators by getting a paint tattoo of the group’s name – a fun instrument, incidentally, of promotion – and then, for the artists among us, as future collaborators with the collective; collaborations that Transit Système is eager to explore and embrace.
The choice of venue is an interesting one. Art openings in general, and in Paris in particular, are usually confined to more formal and traditional places. The Parloterie, conversely, is an easy and warm space. Its red walls and cozy lighting create an intimate cocoon in which the collective can make its debut onto the art scene. And indeed, the nest-like feel of the space is symbolic for the members of Transit Système. As much as a coming out, this is also a coming of age for many of them, a statement to the world that they are Artists, a rite of passage for them to completely embark onto this path, both individually and as a group. The event at the Parloterie clearly illustrates the synergy of the group. Despite different mediums, diverse subject matters and forms, the artworks fuse together successfully into a seemingly casual yet unified collage that merges into the space.
Walking into the Parloterie, we can sense above all that this opening is the culmination of the creation of Transit Système – the proof that the accord that its members felt was so evident between their styles and energies could become something dynamic and effervescent. And it is this effervescence, this vibrant energy to create and share art that we can take away with us.
Transit Système: Liz Bullen, Antoine Alliot, Aude Mc Gill, Molly SJ Lowe, Sophie Boniface, Marine Nyiri et Emilie Prud’homme
Molly SJ Lowe’s works are also currently being exhibited at the 1er Salon des A.J.T. (Artistes Jeunes Talents) at the ESPACE DIALOGOS in Cachan (Val de Marne).
Marine Nyiri won the SFR Jeunes Talents contest and her works will be exhibited at Paris Photo
text by Elisabeth Lastschenko