Renowned artists and and a young generation inspired by BIC® products
Exhibition at the CENTQUATRE-PARIS - 14 April to 27 May 2018
BIC presented its contemporary art collection to the public for the first time, at the CENTQUATRE-exhibition center in PARIS (France). An unprecedented exhibition of more than 150 artistic works, from drawing to photography to sculpture, bringing together artists from all over the world who have been inspired by BIC®.Read the Press release
"This collection allows us to show how artists from all over the world can use BIC® products, as tools for creation or a source of inspiration. "
"Through more than 80 international artists and 150 art pieces, the very simple daily product (ball pen, pocket lighter, razor) becomes medium of the creation. The artists transform, transpose and transfigure it. The exhibition becomes their laboratory. Along the way of very diverse and unsuspected fields, this collection appears as multifaceted and eclectic. The artist diverts the object of his real first function. He recreates it and invite us to think out of the borders of drawing, painting, writing and image, design and art."
Hervé Mikaeloff and Ingrid Pux
Curators of the exhibition
The artists and the works
This collection, which started in the late nineties at an exhibition in Italy devoted to the life story of Marcel Bich, today consists of more than 250 works by internationally recognized or upcoming artists. The works of art all have a point in common: they have been created with or inspired by BIC® products.
Chromatographie of Bic ink, by Hicham Berrada
Printed on cotton paper.
Born in 1986 in Casablanca, Morocco, Hicham Berrada lives and works in Paris.
Razor Chair, by Kate Lennard
1102 BIC ® razors.
Born in 1980 in Leeds, England, Kate Lennard lives and works in London.
Timmy, by The Kid
Black BIC® ball pen on paper.
Born in 1991 in São Paulo, Brazil, THE KID lives and works in Paris and Amsterdam.
Malcomportement dans la prairie, by Charles Laib Bitton
Ink on paper.
Born in 1985 in Brussels, Belgium, Charles Laib Bitton lives and works in Vienna, Austria.
Out of the Blue, by Sophie Hardeman
BIC ® and white denim.
Born in 1991 in Arnhem, the Netherlands, Sophie Hardeman lives and works in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
Ciclotrama 115 (Writing),by Janaina Mello Landini
20 m of ropes of 24 mm diameter in blue, red, black and green nylon on marine canvas.
Born in 1974 in São Gotardo, Brazil, Janaina Mello Landini lives and works in São Paulo, Brazil.
The BIC exhibition, in figures
THE ONLINE SHOP
The exhibition catalogue, “the BIC Collection” and a selection of limited edition items related to the exhibition were available at the BIC Collection Shop, located at the CENTQUATRE-PARIS during the exhibition.
These objects are now available online on the following website www.bicartshop.com