AROUND THE WORLD THROUGH TONDO.
An International Exhibition.
We are delighted to participate with the Museum of L’Hospice Saint-Roch in Issoudun to the organisation of an exhibition of round works (paintings, reliefs, drawings, prints and photographs) by 50 contemporary artists who epitomise the various artistic trends of the 20th century, 31 of whom are from the collection of Claude and France Lemand:
Shafic Abboud, Pat Andrea, Assadour, Dia Al-Azzawi, Dan Barichasse, Farid Belkahia, Mahjoub Ben Bella, Abdallah Benanteur, Gianni Bertini, Pierre-Marc de Biasi, Zoulikha Bouabdellah, Jorge Camacho, Daniel Chompré, Philippe Cognée, Vincent Corpet, Marinette Cueco, Dahmane, César Doméla, Fritz Glarner, Henri Goetz, Saul Kaminer, Souleymane Keita, Joël Kermarrec, Mohammad O. Khalil, Kim En Joong, Peter Klasen, Manabu Kochi, Rachid Koraichi, Jean Le Moal, Bengt Lindström, Hussein Madi, Najia Mehadji, Jean-Michel Meurice, François Morellet, Kevork Mourad, Mario Murua, Bernard Rancillac, Guy de Rougemont, Georges Rousse, Abderrazak Sahli, Jean-Marc Scanreigh, Gérard Schlosser, Antonio Segui, Awad Al-Shimi, Hervé Télémaque, Gérard Titus-Carmel, Vladimir Velickovic, Claude Viallat, Jacques Villeglé, Charles Hossein Zenderoudi.
These 50 artists of the exhibition AROUND THE WORLD THROUGH TONDOS come from 26 countries, spread across 4 continents: Algeria, Argentina, Belgium, Chili, Cuba, Egypt, France, Germany, Haiti, Iraq, Iran, Italy, Japan, Lebanon, Mexico, Morocco, The Netherlands, Senegal, South Korea, Sudan, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Tunisia, U.S.A., Yougoslavia.
The aim of the exhibition catalogue we have published for this show is to present to the readers and visitors an historical overview of the Tondo, from Antiquity to the present day, through a selection of around thirty works that will complement the works on display in Issoudun. Our catalogue will focus on the key moments during which this artistic format flourished and on a choice of some leading artists who used it throughout the centuries.
Translated from French by Valérie Didier-Hess.