Pulsions celebrated a creative dialogue between France and California. This collection of contemporary art delivered a brilliant cultural experience to the Bay Area community. Inviting the audience to feel the impulse of the French art scene through a carefully curated selection of established and up-and-coming artists, each engaged with science, social issues, and politics. Pulsions questioned the French artistic identity within an American context by framing exchanges, encounters, and rallying moments. Before its March premiere at the Museum of Art and History in Santa Cruz and December showing at Pro Arts Gallery in Oakland, 836M hosted a brief pop-up exhibition featuring the works of SMITH, Delphine Diallo, Anne-Charlotte Finel, Justine Emard, FENX, Tania Mouraud, Eric Michel, and Kalie Granier.
This exhibition was organized by the Alliance Française Silicon Valley and the Consulat de France, San Francisco, and curated by Kalie Granier.