INVESTIGATION – Involved in a case of sexual abuse of minors, the plastic surgeon who represented France at the Venice Biennale in 2009 is already persona non grata. An iron curtain has fallen on the art world.
A chilling return to the time machine. Press release of April 16, 2008: “After consulting the professional council and in consultation with the delegate for plastic arts – Ministry of Culture and Communication, the director of Cultures France has chosen to propose Claude Lévêque as artist for the French Pavilion at the International Biennale of Contemporary Art in Venice in 2009. Claude Lévêque has appointed Christian Bernard, director of Mamco Geneva, as curator. ” Much shorter press release of November 26, 2020: “The Ministry of Culture took the decision, following a letter from a sculptor and art teacher invoking very serious facts if they were proven and involving another artist, to report to the public prosecutor on the basis of article 40 of the code of criminal procedure ”, as part of the fight against gender-based and sexual violence. Since then, Claude Lévêque’s work in public space has been
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