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.