From May 19 to June 18, 2022, La Forest Divonne Gallery joins forces with Swenden Studio in Brussels and Paris to create a unique sensory experience through the encounter of art and taste! For this collaboration, La Forest Divonne Gallery and Swenden Studio join their respective fields of expertise, the visual arts for one and gastronomy for the other, around a new concept bringing together six international artists and six great star chefs.
The collaboration of the chefs and artists will take place in two parts, in the two galleries and in these six exceptional restaurants.
On the one hand, the chefs will invite the artists to set up a part of their restaurant, and will be inspired by the work of the artist associated with them to create a unique culinary experience that will be declined in the restaurant. The public will be able to reserve seats to live this culinary and artistic experience at the artists' table.
Throughout the project, the two galleries will each exhibit the three artists associated with the project in their city, in a collective exhibition allowing the public to immerse themselves in the works that have so inspired the chefs.
In addition, some chefs will offer the public a taste of the flagship flavors designed for their restaurants in the galleries once a week, in the form of a spice, a tea or a bite.
Exhibited artists in Paris:
Guy de Malherbe (1958, France), Jean-Bernard Métais (1954, France) et Valérie Novello (1971, France)
Founded in 1988 by Marie Hélène de La Forest Divonne, Galerie Vieille du Temple became Galerie La Forest Divonne in 2015, when it moved to the emblematic rue des Beaux-Arts in the heart of Saint-Germain-des-Prés. In 2016, she opened a second space in Brussels, run by her son Jean de Malherbe, previously Head of Development at the Réunion des Musées Nationaux – Grand Palais. Two generations of gallery owners defend an independent line of international artists, in all contemporary artistic practices.
The gallery presents a dozen exhibitions each year between its two spaces and participates in numerous fairs, notably in France, Belgium and the United States.
Arthur Aillaud • Bruno Albizzati • Vincent Bioulès • Philippe Borderieux • Caribaï • Bernadette Chéné • David Décamp • Catherine François • Lucien Hervé • Alexandre Hollan • Jeff Kowatch • Rachel Labastie • Denis Laget • Elsa & Johanna • Guy de Malherbe • Jean-Bernard Métais • Jean-Michel Meurice • Valérie Novello • Tinka Pittoors • Ana Mark • Illés Sarkantyu • Alain Veinstein