The project refers directly to the Boîte en valise or Box in a Suitcase that Marcel Duchamp made when he immigrated to the United States, and proposes a reflection on the circulation of artworks and the promotion of artists. With this in mind, some fifteen artists were invited to pose the question of presenting themselves and their work in a constantly changing context. Each was asked to create a work with the specific brief of putting a work “in a suitcase,” whether it be a painting, installation, video or performance. The aim of this travelling exhibition is to highlight the work of a group of emerging artists, all graduates of French art schools, in an international context.
The project will be shown in variety of institutions (exhibition spaces and Instituts Français) abroad.