Danièle Kapel-Marcovici, CEO of RAJA Group, talks about her passion as a collector and the importance of contemporary art in her life and within her company.
An interview with Marion Vignal on the AWARE website, read here.
“As a patron of the arts, a collector of sculpture and abstract art, and a feminist, Danièle Kapel-Marcovici does nothing without a sense of commitment and a passion for art. Contemporary art can be found everywhere in her life, not least in the collections of RAJA, the packaging firm her mother established in 1954 and which has become a European leader in its field with Danièle at the helm. Since 2011 she has been sharing her artistic discoveries with the public via Villa Datris, a foundation devoted to contemporary sculpture in L’Isle-sur-la-Sorgue in the Vaucluse region of southern France. “Datris” is an acronym formed from the first letters of her first name and that of her late partner Tristan Fourtine, with whom she created the organisation. Women and the struggle for women’s rights and equal opportunities have always played a central role in her projects, as evidenced in the support provided around the world by the RAJA-Danièle Marcovici Foundation, which she created in 2006, and the positions adopted in its exhibitions. The latest of these, Toucher Terre, l’art de la sculpture céramique, which presents the work of about one hundred artists, both women and men, once again bears witness to her commitment.” (excerpt)