17 - 20 May 2016


17 May

10h00 - 17h30, Art exhibition UNESCO HOUSE Paris (Salle des Actes)


18 May

10h00 - 17h30, Art exhibition UNESCO HOUSE Paris (Salle des Actes)


19 May

10h00 - 17h30, Art exhibition UNESCO HOUSE Paris (Salle des Actes)


20 May

10h00 - 17h30, Art exhibition UNESCO HOUSE Paris (Salle des Actes)


17h00 - 17h30, Official opening by our guest of honor M Philippe Couperie Eiffel

                          Musical intermezzo & Cocktails (Salle des Actes)


17h30 - 18h15, Round Table "Art as Social Practice" (Salle IX)


18h30 - 19h30, Charity auction by Jeanne Calmont (Sotheby's) (Salle IX)


20h00, Announcement of auction results & Closure (Salle IX)



Event description


Children are our future. Around the world, a great number of children still live in poor circumstances. The foundation ASAPSU aims to help these children by initiating medical projects for the prevention and treatment of intestinal infections among schoolchildren in remote regions of Ivory Coast.


Exhibition & Auction

In close cooperation with UNESCO and SOTHEBY'S, the Treasures for the Future Art Association is organising a 4-day event with the dual goal of providing a podium to international artists, both established and emerging, to present their artworks and providing support to the children in Ivory Coast through the organization of a charity auction. Artist participation in the event will be free of charge. However, the artists are requested to donate half of the auction proceeds of their works to ASAPSU.


Thus, the title of the event "Treasures for the Future" refers both to the children of Ivory Coast and the artworks.


A musical performance and cocktail party will precede the Charity Auction on the last day of the event.


During the auction all the exhibited artworks will be auctioned for charity.


Round Table discussion

As an important part of Treasures for the Future a Round Table discussion on "Art as Social Practice" will take place.

"Art as Social Practice" is a phrase often used to characterize a socially conscious form of creative expression that seeks to engage the artist and artwork in humanitarian struggle.

Art can and should be more than, as Seneca said, an "imitation of nature", or art for art's sake. Over the years, art has been driven by religion, commissions, decorative purposes, protests, propaganda, and more. We suggest that contemporary artists devote a portion of their time to effect a better future for themselves and others - to use art as activism, as social practice. Artists' boundless creativity can be used to socially inspire the future. Artists can and should create some artworks as social practice to attempt to persuade viewers and influence emotions, attitudes, opinions, and actions to change the world for the better. This, in our opinion, is the present and future role of art, craft, and photography.

The Round Table will include discussions on the connection of art, photography, and craft with various social issues that can change the world of art and that can socially, politically, and philosophically represent the direction of society; as well as discussions on art as a physical object that occupies space versus one that takes on an active role of its own.


The main issues to discuss:
- The importance of charity work in art;
- The committed artist and its role in the humanitarian cause;
- Connection of contemporary art to the various social issues;

The Round Table will take place the charity auction and will bring together 8 to 10 experts engaged in different
areas. Among the experts will be artists, art historians, art specialists, managers and representatives of international institutions.


The list of experts anticipated to attend the Round Table (to be confirmed):
- Kari Lynn Rady (USA), Art Historian, Creator of Art and Charity Projects, Collector, Public Figure

- Annick Mady (Ivory Coast), President of ASAPSU organisation

- Carine Loisel (Vietnam/FR), General secretary of ASIE organisation

- Nina Rodrigues-Ely (FR), Director of Observatoire de l'art contemporain
- Ekaterina Kruchkova (Russia/NL), Founder of Treasures for the Future, Artist
- Armen K Kay (GB), Artist, film producer, screenwriter, producer, art director TV