The international press and public relations agency Close Encounters, named after the famous science fiction film, works primarily in the visual arts and cultural fields, from Marseille in France. Connoisseurs will of course have recognised our Sainte-Victoire mountain, dear to Cézanne, on the homepage!
Caroline Achaintre (FR), Armin Alian (IR), BLESS (AT, DE), Ulla von Brandenburg (DE), Susanne Bürner (DE), Berta Fischer (DE), Wiktor Gutt / Waldemar Raniszewski (PL), Sofia Hultén (DE), Annette Kelm (DE), Jochen Lempert (DE), Alexandra Leykauf (DE), Sonya Schönberger (DE), Anika Schwarzlose (DE), Daniel Steegmann Mangrané (ES/BR), Vera von Lehndorff / Holger Trülzsch (DE)
An encounter with the Other The encounter with extraterrestrial life, suggested by the name of the agency “Close Encounters”, is a metaphor for this unexpected encounter with the arts, but also for this often destabilising encounter with the foreigner, this Other that we fear as much as we fantasize.
Engaged PR Among the subjects of interest to Close Encounters are questions linked to migration, identity, fighting cultural misconceptions and prejudice against minorities, always with the artist at the centre.
Sustainable PR Close Encounters sees press and public relations as a place where a common responsibility towards the important issues of our society, be they societal or environmental, should be considered. Each project is carefully chosen and promoted in accordance with this state of mind.