The OpenArtCode artists return to the Grand Palais in Paris to exhibit once again in the Salon des Artistes Indépendants, during ART en CAPITAL which will take place from 27 November to 2 December 2012.
After many adventures and misadventures of the Salon created by Louis XIV, the Société des Artistes Indépendants (Society of Independent Artists) was created in 1884, on the impulse of the artists who wanted to submit their art independently. From a small group of innovative artists such as Paul Cézanne, Paul Gauguin, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Camille Pissarro and the "Founding Fathers" Albert Dubois-Pillet, Odilon Redon, Georges Seurat and Paul Signac, the Salon des Indépendants was established.
The French Ministry of Culture has gathered the 4 most important Parisian Salons, including the historical Salon des Artistes Indépendants in the event ‘Art en Capital’, which each year attracts more than 30,000 visitors (last year there were 40,000) to the Grand Palais.
Madame Chapelle, President of the Société des Artistes Indépendants, has recently said about the OAC Group:
Devenu partie intégrante de la Société des Artistes Indépendants dans le cadre de ART en CAPITAL, c'est un honneur pour moi, d'accueillir les artistes talentueux du groupe OpenArtCode et de bénéficier ainsi de leur ambiance fort chaleureuse pour cette année 2012.
Studio Abba, coordinator of the OpenArtCode group, designs the OpenArtCode Paris catalogue and promotes the exhibition via the web and international press.
On the evening following the official opening of the exhibition, the traditional dinner of the OpenArtCode group will take place in a special restaurant in Paris. In previous years, it has been held in prestigious venues, such as the Palais de Tokyo, the Eiffel Tower and the Centre Pompidou.