Contemporary Art Forum —— Starting International Careers: A Guide for Emerging Artists


Contemporary Art Forum ——  Starting International Careers: A Guide for Emerging Artists

Forum Introduction

Central to our initiative is the forum themed "Starting International Careers: A Guide for Emerging Artists". We extend invitations to researchers, gallerists, institution directors and curators based in Paris and London to share their insights and experience guiding emerging artists towards begin their career internationally and help them to continual innovation, navigating the current art ecology, addressing challenges, and reflecting on and practicing strategies in the contemporary context.


The principal aim of this forum is to help emerging artists to start their career internationally, London Art Collective (LAC) is dedicated to artists a global platform with a wealth of artistic resources and networks. Through our youth artist support programme, our mission is to furnish aspiring talents with opportunities for worldwide exposure, thereby propelling their careers and artistic journeys forward collectively. Viewing contemporary art as a distinct language from traditional art, we firmly hold the belief that art and culture wield a creative influence capable of scrutinising various societal issues and garnering public attention.

Exhibition Introduction

"ROTOR——The Le Carrousel du Louvre Contemporary Art Exhibition 2024" derives its title from engineering, symbolising renewal and iteration through a rotating body concept. Inspired by the Louvre's glass pyramid, it forms a symmetrical structure, exploring the philosophical depth of "rotor" as a metaphor for evolving ideas. In the Louvre's iconic setting, the exhibition fosters a dialogue between contemporary and conventional, presenting a collective image of the current era. Embracing diversity, it challenges artistic norms, encourages experimentation, and marks temporal nodes with a diverse collection of new-generation artworks, injecting a fresh, forward-thinking perspective into this historic site.


21st February 2024 4:00 – 6:00pm


Panel Guests

Ricardo Fernandes, Jacques Tenenhaus, Daisy Guo, Nelson Qin



EspaceGabriel, Le Carrousel du Louvre, 99 Rue de Rivoli, 75001 Paris, France

Panel Guests

Jacques Tenenhaus

Jacques Tenenhaus was born in Paris in 1947. He belongs to the generation of artists born just after the Second World War who took part in the 1968 renewal of ideas. After having studied at the Cours Charpentier in Montparnasse he became, in 1965, the student of the painter Goetz. In 1971, he obtained a bachelor’s degree in philosophy. In 1974, he created a painting and ceramic workshop for children and adults. Both a painter and a watercolorist, Jacques Tenenhaus started to explore sculpture. His first art work in stone is dated 1969, it is a self-portrait “A Teenage Face”. In several of his works, sensual lines and amplified features announce the style of his future creations. The 80s are important for the evolution of his style. He began to work with clay. His work on couples looked at the limits of a coalescing loving relationship. Of the body, only the following associations: Face-Hand, Face-Trunk and Face-Arm-Hand, remain. The “Gastropods” series illustrates that concept. Since the "Gastropods", Tenenhaus has always tried to translate, through sculpture, his hidden emotions. The artwork concept, as well as its title, only appears after its realisation. 1986 became the "Peelings" period, a quest for the essential. After a complete break from in his work from 1989 to 1998, Jacques Tenenhaus returned to sculpture. He created a large number of bronze artworks. Having achieved the “coalescing couple” he sought, from then on, to display the building of a relationship. Frequently the artist’s work s a setting for him as well as a stage for the important steps of his life and the sharing of his emotions.

Ricardo Fernandes

For over 30 years Ricardo Fernandes has built a respected international career as an expert in contemporary art and design. He has lived in Germany, Switzerland, and Denmark. Since 2006 he has been firmly rooted in Paris, France.

Based upon his extensive international experience working as an art dealer, consultant, curator, scenographer and writer, Ricardo also organizes exhibitions in Museums, and institutions – worldwide. He has collaborated as curator, scenographer, and light designer for artist Sérgio Bello’ solo exhibition at the Art & Crafts Museum (MAO BH), as well as for Lucia Adverse’ solo show at Inimá de Paula Museum (MIP BH) both in Brazil.He promoted Brazilian Museum Inhotim internationally in 2015 and became the co-curator of the Brazilian Photography Collection of Bibliothèque Nationale de France (BnF)from 2015 to 2023.

He has collaborated with some important international Museums like the Victor HugoMuseum of Paris, France, The Qingdao National Sculpture Museum, China and there sidence program for the Palais de Tokyo, Paris, organizing exhibitions and promotingArt in all its levels, selecting and curating artists to specific art projects.

In 2023 he has collaborated with Palais de Tokyo for the solo show Tupi or not Tupi byBrazilian artist Lívia Melzi. He has also collaborated many times with the BrazilianEmbassy of Paris, France, also connecting artists and institutions as well as placing artworks at Museum collections.

Ricardo actively promotes contemporary art - which includes painting, sculpture, photography, installations, and all existent art media. He has produced contemporary art events in Brazil, China, England, France, Germany, and the Ukraine, among others.

The Agenda


4:10 - 4:15 Opening statement and introduction

4:15 - 5:00 Forum Discussion


5:00 - 5:20 Q&A


5:20 - 5:30 Ending and Conclusion


5:30 - 6:00 Awards Announcement