Imagine an historic Parisian apartment filled with marvelous pieces of contemporary art and design.
French collector and curator Nadia Candet turns this fantasy into reality through Private Choice, an ephemeral exhibition of artworks and furniture on display in a special residential space in the heart of Paris. To host the third edition of the showcase, Nadia has chosen an elegant Hausmannian apartment located few blocks down from the glass dome of the Grand Palais, which is again home to the international contemporary art fair Fiac. Inside the elegant living space, Nadia Candet in collaboration with Vincent Le Bourdon, created a wonderful mise en scène featuring the works of more than 65 local and international designers, as well as contributions from international galleries and major brands. The selection includes both established artists such as Damien Hirst and Andy Warhol, and new talents like Moshekwa Langa. Candet has arranged the works in inspired juxtapositions connected together by the subtle theme of light.The neon sign Étrangers partout (Foreings Everywhere) by the artists collective Claire Fontaine placed at the entrance sets the tone of the exhibition. In the dining room, beams of light pierce Sophie Whetnall‘s drilled wooden panels and aim fire onto the windows. A twilight feel inspires the photographs of Palestinian artist Basma Alsharaf, while Paul Mouginot‘s lamps Jerichor fill the environment with golden sparks. Limited edition garments and lifestyle objects by Maison Margiela and BLESS marks the debut of fashion in Private Choice’s universe. Conceived as a dynamic creative hive, the initiative aims to offer a unique experience for discovering and acquiring art, fashion and design in an exclusive and intimate setting, far from the hectic atmosphere of art fairs.