Air France news - Art exhibitions in the gallery on the A380
Monday 17, January 2011
On board its Airbus A380s, Air France customers travelling in La Première and Business class can discover the gallery, an area dedicated to culture and art.
Throughout the year, in partnership with leading art galleries, exhibitions which are renewed every month are shown on video screens.
This month, the gallery will be showing a video by Benoît Broisat, called “Bonneville” (2004), from the Museum of Modern Art in Paris.
This video is a silent walk through Paris, his home town, a black and white cartoon: a poetic journey in time and space.
In February, Air France will be showing three videos by Mark Lewis, a Canadian artist living in London who represented Canada at the biannual Venice Art Festival in 2009: ‘Centrale’ (1999), ‘Rush Hour, Morning and Evening, Cheapside’ (2005) and his latest video, ‘Hendon FC’ (2010). These three videos are from the Arsfutura collection.
In March, the artist Bob Wilson will be exhibiting artistic portraits of personalities, notably Brad Pitt, Isabelle Huppert and Isabella Rossellini. Bob Wilson is an artist who is well known as a director and who has worked for the most prestigious opera houses such as the Metropolitan Opera and the Opera Bastille.
In 2010, the gallery presented works by international artists from prestigious art galleries such as the Louvre, the Palazzo Grassi in Venice and the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York.
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