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Seeking to create a dialogue between current art and design, Chapelle XIV is a new cultural place nestled in the 18th arrondissement of Paris.

Founded by Éléonore Levai, curator, and Benjamin Belaga, co-founder and manager of the Yoyaku label, Chapelle XIV is a multidisciplinary cultural place. Both a contemporary art gallery, café, record store and creative studio, Chapelle XIV stands out for its open-ended approach to art and its desire to meet diverse audiences.

At Chapel XIV, Éléonore Levai and Benjamin Belaga wished to preserve the industrial spirit of the place while focusing on an open and refined interior. The gallery presents works by emerging artists and designers in an exhibition space that spans two floors. This is completed by a vinyl shop and a café created by architect Delphine Sauvaget on the ground floor, as well as a screen printing workshop in the basement.

After an inaugural display evoking an endless summer, the current group exhibition “Erotish” presents works dealing with desire and sexuality. Funny or sensual objects rub shoulders with photographs and paintings of naked bodies in an interior that plays on kitsch. In particular, we discover the tubular lamps by designer Alex Chay and Studio BehaghelFoiny, the absurd mirror by artist Camille Menard and the sulphurous photographs of the duo Julia and Vincent. 

Much more than a gallery, Chapelle XIV is a meeting place dedicated to hosting various activities and events. Workshops, talks and DJ Sets, unfortunately postponed until further notice, will bring the place to life in 2021.

To learn more, visit Chapel XIV site.

Visuals: © Frédéric Lucano

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