A New Now

A New Now will be in Paris from 03 October to December 2020. This colourful work which rises 8m in height has a double ambition: to encourage, with communicative joy, to build an 'after' to the Covid crisis and arouse, in a poetic and popular way, the imagination.

"I have always felt strongly that we need art in every form to stimulate us and transport us from the everyday, but at this time it is essential for our wellbeing.I do not believe in the phrase ‘a new normal’ I have always disliked the word ‘normal’.

For a while we were all on pause. We have all experienced this together we have had time that we have never had collectively before in the majority of our lifetimes to spend reflecting, to start understanding, rethinking about what is important to us as individuals, families, local communities and the global community. I believe it is impossible to predict the future and we are living in ‘A New Now’, we need to embrace and find ways of moving forward here and now, we are in the midst of seismic changes and we must aim to make a better sustainable world." Morag

In 2019, the City of Paris organised a call for 'Embellishing Paris' projects in order to encourage initiatives to embellish small public spaces with works of art. In the heart of the city, next to the Pompidou Centre and Saint-Merry, a 16th century church, called 'Petite Notre-Dame', the 6M3 Collective was chosen for its innovative project: to erect a large pedestal in an abandoned square and invite there for a few months artists whose achievements we see little in France.

Commissioner 
6M3 Collective
www.lesocle.paris

6M3 Curators 
Djeff Regottaz
Michel Micheau
Thomas Monnier

Location
small square next 
to the Pompidou Centre 
& Saint-Merry, Paris, France

Visual Morag Myerscough

Studio Photographer Gareth Gardner

October to December 2020

Temporary Installation


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