In 2014, we continue to experience the cultural momentum that has engulfed and, still today, radiates our territory. To keep this momentum is to rely on the belief that art and creativity are unifying areas of emotion and reflection, as extraordinary as valuable to live together in a world where isolationism has taken over ... Keeping this momentum alive is also testifying to how the eyes of artists on the world was always relevant and fitting, and even more in our time when critical thinking and time for analysis are being undermined.
Supported by the City of Aix-en-Provence, CPA - Communauté du Pays d'Aix - since its inception and certified by the Comité de pilotage de Marseille-Provence 2013, for the ninth consecutive year, SM'ART shells a collection of contemporary artists in the beautiful Parc Jourdan, in the heart of downtown Aix-en-Provence and will host more than 200 visual artists, painters, sculptors, photographers, videographers, writers, confirmed and emerging designers and 12 gallerists, on the theme of innovation and artistic diversity with a common approach, quality and relevance in their work.
Design makes its debut at SM'ART 2014, the best time for SM'ART to show its boldness and its talents.
A huge ephemeral gallery punctuated by amazing innovations. Supported by Aix-en-provence companies it will invite the visitors from their first steps into SM'ART to enter the amazing world of contemporary art. Artistic curiosities and innovation make SM'ART a rendez-vous for the visual arts and asserts its unique role as a detector of talents in the south of France. The 9th edition promises good prospects with a very innovative programming and good vibes for 2014.
More than just an art fair: A place of exchanges, a launching pad for projects whose strong emulation made it the darling of professional merchants, passionated visitors and exhibitors aficionados. They all come back in search for the ferments of a new discovery, multiply contacts and transactions beyond the undeniable friendliness that presides over the event.
The art at SM'ART doesn't only expose: It invites itself to the celebration combining culture, Epicureanism and avant-garde. At SM'ART, art sharpness the exchanges and highlights new perspectives. The success of previous occurrences is of course determinant. Success is always "au rendezvous" at the SM'ART!