Open Contest of Monaco Artists 2017 at l’Entrepot Gallary
11 January 2017 - 31 January 2017
Open des Artistes de Monaco 2017 on January 11-31 at l’Entrepot Gallary
Contest Theme: “The laugh in the world as it is”
The 2017 Open des artistes de Monaco proposes, thanks to the artistic creation, to question “laughter in the world as it is”. The idea is to go beyond the simple image of the laughter in order to consider it as a social appeasement, an escape, a reply, etc… Laughter permits a detached attitude, an emotional distance from the situation / object that triggers it (Bergson).
For this 2017 Open des Artistes de Monaco edition, we consider laughter as having a “social function”; that is to say, in all its dimensions, for example, “does it kills fear? Does it evacuate anger? Does it quiet suffering? Or does it he reduce violent impulses that we experience?”.
In short, we see laughter as a social connection far from smug laugh, which paradoxically would lead to laughter vis-à-vis the competition subject.