A renowned scientific institution, the Fondation pour la Recherche Médicale is dedicated to the development of innovative, pioneering French medical research that supports medical progress for all. Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, the FRMpledging to support no less than 24 promising research projects for an amount of 4 million euros in order to better understand and cure the virus.
The upcoming virtual exhibition Carpe Diem Solidaire brings together more than 150 street artists to support medical and science research of the Foundation. The goal is to raise money and awareness and provide support to the scientific and medical community working relentlessly on treatments and a vaccine for COVID-19.
In these uncertain times, the arts community, through their works, and the community of donors and collectors can provide the much needed support for the workers on the frontline of this crisis at the FRM.
Over 150 artists all across France and the world will be creating works live to be donated to support Fondation pour la Recherche Médicale, France. For a period of 24 hours, they will be broadcasting live via Instagram from their work spaces, studios and the street, coming together to lend our talents and resources to aid in the effort to end the COVID-19 crisis.
The exhibition will bring together an eclectic group of artists: HoodGraffTeam, a Belarus duo known for their black and white portraits; Sten and Oli, known for their stripey salad finger-esque goblin king paste ups; John Vochatzer, a collage-based mixed media artist from San Francisco; Leeonnista, a bay area artist whose work is often described as wild, loving and a little witchy; Yarps, a French street artist who mainly produces stencil portraits; Prisme, known for pieces that bring together graphic forms and samples of other images; Pierre Ziegler, a contemporary French painter; TempO Nok, best known for the motif of soap’s bubbles trough which he strives to transmit strong emotions; and Muebon, a Bangkok-based artist known for the motif of a skull with mouse ears logo; among others.
The virtual show Carpe Diem Solidaire will take place on June 20th, for 24 hours, on Instagram.
The works will be sold through their partner, monart.art, while gandee.com will be used as the portal for collecting contributions. Both have partnered with Carpe Diem to provide their platforms completely free of fees with 100% of the revenue going directly to The FRM.
In addition to the collective broadcasts on Instagram, the audience will have a chance to see a live curated overview of the different projects taking place simultaneously on YouTube.
Featured image: Carpe Diem Solidaire.