Parcours de l’Art is a yearly art fair that takes place in more than ten different locations in the French village Avignon. We had the impression that the Parcours de l’Art was mainly about digital arts, but no. In fact – in contrast with the two biennales we visited this year (Venice and Lyon) – we found that in Avignon the traditional art forms were the most interesting part of the exhibition. The large size drawings and statues of Carmen Stahlschmidt, the steel structures of Veronique Wirth and the paintings of Muriel Moreau, Mathieu Vignier, Anna Novika and Ranou Kadi were interesting and just good craftmanship.
There were many school classes who visited the exhibitions. A good thing in our opinion, despite the fact that it was sometimes disruptive in the smaller locations.
The quest for the locations of the Parcours also adds to the value of the event, a bit like the Watou events. We found Avignon to be a beautiful and lively town, although somewhat touristy but never to a point that it deranges.