sobering is a contemporary art gallery established at 87 rue de Turenne.
The genesis of sobering goes back to 2002 when its directors, Patricia Kishishian and Jean-Claude Ghenassia, launched Annual Art Magazine. This contemporary art dedicated publication soon became a reference in the cultural world by unveiling intimist interviews with artists such as Lawrence Weiner, Sterling Ruby, Sarah Morris or Jonathan Monk.
Through those prestigious editorial collaborations, supported by international events – such as IAC, New York’s E/AB fair or Basel and Miami’s ART BASEL – in addition to its diffusion in museums, the need for accompanying young creators in a physical space soon became a necessity.
In 2013, sobering was born.
In the extension of Annual Art Magazine’s conceptual researches, the gallery now offers a variety of interactions between emerging and confirmed contemporary artists.
Through a rich corpus of opposite horizons, the name of the gallery reveals the primary function of art that Paul Klee in his Creative Credo explained : “Art does not reproduce the visible; rather it makes visible”.
Patricia Kishishian and Jean-Claude Ghenassia
Tel. +33 01 88 47 76 49 - +33 0679289630
Tuesday to Friday : 2 p.m. - 7 p.m. Saturday : 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Thomas Andrea Barbey
Paula Valenzuela Antúnez