Art peddler

Chronicle by Luc Clément

Convert a van, more precisely a 1984 Renault Trafic; paint it an acid colour; set up an art exhibition inside it and go on a drive along the back roads between the French and Italian Alps. Since 1998 there have been, of course, encounters with laypeople, lively discussions with kids, curiosity piqued, and art calling in those very places where it isn’t supposed to exist at all. Above all, there’s the act of going door-to-door, fulfilling a long-lost social function.