In Defense of Poesy
25 rue Notre Dame de Nazareth
April 14- 21, 2023
At one time the person born to be an Artist was the maudit, accursed. Making a living was hardly guaranteed. Somewhere along the way, a cult of art celebrity was born and suddenly, families encouraged their children to embrace the arts. In this new gold rush climate, it is increasingly rare to find talent devoted to original expression, making art for the sheer joy of creation. The Trops presents ‘In Defense of Poesy’ as a celebration of the human spirit blossoming in the ateliers of Paris.
Photo by Adrian Crispin
Apadola Nelson, Charlotte Vitaioli, Curtis Kulig, Esmael Bahrani, Gaadjika, Genc Jakupi, Hakim Sahiri, Jay One, Krystofer Kimmel, Mai Lucas, Pharaoh Kakudji, Psyckoze, Roxane Depardieu
Photos by Adrian Crispin
The opening of In defense of Poesy featured several live performances, including a live painting by JonOne.
The opening also featured music by Simon Winse, Patrick Gorce, and Hareth Mhedi, and dance by Malka.
An Interiew with JonOne
In the wake of In Defense of Poesy, The Trops released an interview with JonOne, where he discusses his life, his art, and his performance with The Trops.