"Les Rencontres du 47" : a breakfast in "Paradis(e)"

Private Banking - 12/18/2015

A new edition of “Les Rencontres du 47” was held on Tuesday 8 December, this time at Galerie Aveline on Place Beauvau. Women were invited to see the “Paradis(e)” exhibition by Cameroonian artist Pascale Marthine Tayou, whose work has already been shown at the Venice and Berlin biennales, the Pompidou museum, the Serpentine Gallery in London and, more recently, the Musée de l’Homme.

“Les Rencontres du 47” are organised by the Private Bank and promoted by Françoise Neige. These events are held on a regular basis and allow women to get together to discuss economic or tax-related issues, or take part in more entertaining activities.

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Current and prospective banking customers were invited to the event on Tuesday 8 December. With over 600m2 of space and many works of art, Galerie Aveline is renowned fo​r its ​18th century furniture. For the past three years, the gallery has skilfully brought together contemporary art and rare original high-quality masterpieces from all over Europe dating from the end of the 17th century to the mid 19th century. Since 20 October, Pascale Marthine Tayou has been presenting his own paradise – his vision of the world where dolls, masks, sculptures, paintings, installations and fetishes meet.

After breakfast, guests listened to Marella R​​ossi, daughter of Aveline owner Jean-Marie Rossi, as she talked about the history of the gallery and the work of the artist. Guests then wandered among the paintings, curiously admiring works such as “Coton Tige” hanging in the gallery, “Pharaoh Kings” in the entryway and “Pascale’s Eggs” on the walls.