Presentation of the gallery

At the intersection of social work and the artistic sphere, the Virtual Gallery “Real Path” is the product of an European project and of the methodology developed by the Belgian artist Werner Moron on the socio-artistic intervention. It exhibits and sells artworks produced during socio-artistic workshops, or whose approach is in accordance with the ideals of social art.
“trajet réel” has set itself several objectives: to document socio-artistic practices, to value them, to make them visible, and to get out of the stereotypical representations that usually surround them. But raising these issues brought a series of other, complex questions. It is also for this reason that the Virtual Gallery is also intended to be a space for reflection, and experimentation, around ethical and political issues from the art world.
Which economic model should be adopted to enable the Gallery to be both financially self-sufficient and not elitist? How to assign amounts to artworks while being far from an economic market logic, but by offering the Gallery the opportunity to be independent of subsidies?
Which price range should be adopted to remunerate all the actors involved in the project, while being able to address the widest possible audience of buyers? How can we legally and correctly remunerate amateur artists who would like to sell their works on the Gallery? How can we enhance the value of socio-artistic creation without selecting the works that make up the gallery, but if we decide to make a selection, on what criteria should we base ourselves to remain inclusive with people from outside the art world? These questions preceded the creation of the gallery and continue to stir its thinking.

How to expose?

 

The Virtual Gallery is supplied with artworks through three different ways. The first consists of exhibiting the works created during socio-artistic workshops similar to those of the Real Path project. More occasionally, the Gallery is provided with works by established artists, whose work is in touch with social art. The third and last way is you! It is open to all those who wish to propose an artwork and who feel in adequacy with the purposes of “trajet réel”.

 

To deposit a work, here is the procedure to follow:
Send an email to contact@trajetreel.com with the following information attached: your name and first Name, your date of birth, the country in which you live, the title of the artwork, the support / materials that compose it, the date of production (Month and year(s)), the dimensions of the work (digital format and resolution if it is a video), the names of all the people who contributed to the realization of the work and their role. In a few lines, give elements of your choice that enable to understand your artwork: biographical elements, favourite themes, descriptions of the creative process or message of the artwork, reference(s) if there are any, etc. A team is dedicated to all questions relating to the Gallery’s artworks and policy, as well as to the selection process. It is thus at the disposal of those who would have difficulty in answering certain requests concerning the submission of works, any other possible questions, or in the case of a negative answer following the submission of a work.

Business plan

 

The current economic model of “trajet réel” is based on an apportionment of the amount collected by the sale of an artwork in three equal parts.
♦ 1/3 of the amount is given to the participant or artist who created the work. The sale is open to anyone, but if the artist is not listed as such with the referring organisations in his/her country, he/she must make the request after the first sale.
♦ 1/3 of the sum is reinvested directly into the Gallery, in order to remunerate all the people who invest themselves in it, to cover the costs of maintenance and management of the artworks.
♦ 1/3 of the selling price is intended to finance new socio-artistic workshops: rental of spaces, equipment and remuneration of the participants.

 

“The European Commission support for the production of this publication does not constitute an endorsement of the contents which reflects the views only of the authors, and the Commission cannot be held responsi¬ble for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.”

Contact@trajet-reel.com

This site was designed by Orane Stockli in collaboration with the members of the association Elan Interculturel, Mena Yassa and Emilie Brigouleix.

This project was made possible through the assistance of the Natagora, Elan Interculturel association, Artemisszió foundation, and the Cabuwazi circus.