The Definitive Contemporary Art Guide
Slash is an events listing, a magazine and an iPhone app which presents the best of art news.
— To present the best art venues in and around Paris
— To approach art differently, thanks to an uncompromising perspective on happenings in the art world
— To help art gallery visitors by being with them on the move
To present institutions and major art venues on the same footing as up and coming galleries through a complete listing of exhibitions and associated events – conferences, screenings and performances.
The online magazine offers a living and breathing alternative to a paper based format, lending itself to a unique perspective on emerging trends and new as well as renowned artists.
The iPhone App
The iPhone app helps users discover nearby exhibitions thanks to its geolocation functionality and keeps the user up-to-date with the latest Paris news: exhibitions, openings and conferences.
A Database and Communications Platform
More than simply an events listing, Slash is very much a database. Constantly updated, it connects venues, their key players and the public.
The project began with two people passionate about art and design. They took the decision to give art the online standing it deserved and to create the website of their dreams. Arnaud Mercier, graphic designer, interactive designer and co-founder of interactive agency AREA17 and Jeane Derome, artist and contemporary art fanatic, began their adventure in October 2008. Sketches, mock-ups and development on one hand and pedalling about Paris with a shoulder slung camera for a sweeping selection of art venues on the other, nothing was left to chance in order to create the most complete and ambitious website of the time. Today Slash surrounds itself with the best talent in order to advance the high quality venture as Arnaud Mercier would have conceived it before his passing in September 2011.
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