Orbis pictus1, a young Parisian gallery, opened its doors on October 18th, 2019, right next to the Picasso Museum. International and committed to its choices, the gallery will exhibit modern and contemporary artists, whose work echoes the major questions of our times. Its motto is: current art which can designate, draw and sign what matters to us and what is left of us in this planet. Located within the walls of the former Thessa Herold Gallery, the gallery will alternate between exhibitions of engaged art in today’s understanding (critical or satirical), unprecedented modern dialogues as well as undoubtedly contemporary forays.
1. Orbis pictus (« the world in pictures » in latin) is the title of a book from the Czech humanist Comenius (1592-1670), Orbis sensualium pictus (1658), which explains with pictures the world of XVIIe century. The motto of Comenius, written on the first page of his book, also inspired us: « let everything flow freely; may violence be away from things »