9th Annual Salon of Art Résilience
A juried international group exhibition of paintings, drawings, sculpture and photography
Musée de Peinture de Saint-Frajou
Place de la Mairie
August 5 – September 5, 2023
“Midnight Cowboy” awarded 2º Prix de Tout des Genres
Selected: Midnight Cowboy; Shadowmen, 3
The artists selected for the 9th International Art Resilience Fair are those who create an original work without oscillating between the different modes of expression, sometimes figurative, sometimes abstract, sometimes tags... Artists who do not fall under the thumb of current fashion – The Aesthetics of Ugliness.
The Art Résilience movement was created in 2014 by Ksenia Milicevic and founding members John Botica, Gregorio Cuartas, Christel Larson, Gérard Lartigue, Victor Molev, Miguel Betancourt, Senol Sak et Christopher Stone. It is a group of artists for whom art is not the result of a random gesture nor a dramatic or sealed entertainment for the public. The artists whose work are part of the contemporaneity but which are based on aesthetics, thus maintaining its ability to link man with the world.
Le Musée de Peinture de Saint Frajou (The Saint-Frajou Painting Museum), located not far from Toulouse in the southwest of France, houses a permanent collection of works by Ksenia Milicevic, temporary exhibitions, the International Art Resilience Fair, Video Week, CinéArt, Conferences, painting courses for children, drawing lessons, and Pinacoteca of the International Biennial of Children's Painting.
Juror of AWARDS
Ksenia Milicevic is a French painter, architect and town planner. She is based in Paris, with a studio in Bateau Lavoir in Montmartre and maintains a base in Southwest France. Since 1976 she has been exclusively dedicated to painting, but has also given lectures, taken part in conferences and published on the subject of art.
Initiatives include creating the International Children’s Painting Biennial (2012), the Art Resilience movement (2014), and the International Exhibition Art Resilience (2015). In May 2016, she participated in the Euro-Mediterranean Congress – Marseilles: Resilience in the World of the Living, under the presidency of Boris Cyrulnik, 19–21 May 2016, Intervention on resilience in art. Milicevic has held 120 individual and collective exhibitions throughout the world.
Jury of Selection
Gérard Lartigue goes beyond figurative presence to reach this beyond which touches time, the intangible, the links between matter and spirit. This French artist is dedicated to printing the manifestation of life in inert matter.
He is the recipient of multiple honors and awards, including the Sculpture Prize at the Salon de Brassac for the busts of Roth, Quignard and C. Joyce Oates, 2013; ARTEMPO sculpture award – Cugnaux 2013; Literary Prize (jury’s favorite) for his new posthumous Silence, at Saint Pierre du Mont, 2013; First prize from the city of Carcassonne for the sculpture of Paul Sabatier, 2012; Second prize from the city of Muret for its sculpture in homage to Samuel Beckett, 2011; First prize in the “Writing Without Borders” competition under the patronage of Gao Xingjian, Nobel Prize in Literature 2009; and a one-year grant for his project on the current image in art - Fondo Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes (FONCA), Young creators, Mexico, 1995.