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!
Adrián Balseca, Alejandro Cesarco, Charlotte Moth, Davide Stuchi, Erika Verzutti, Giangiacomo Rossetti, Hana Miletić, Jeremy Shaw, Juan Perez Agirregoikoa, Karim Aïnouz, Katinka Bock, La Chola, Leticia Ramos, Lucas Arruda, Luiz Roque, Marguerite Duras, Marina Perez Simão, Matthew Lutz Kinoy, Mauro Restiffe, Nina Cannel, Paloma Bosquê, Patrícia Leite, Paul Maheke, Paula Siebra, Paulo Nazareth, Philipp Fleischmann, Ralph Steiner, Runo Lagomarsino, Sonia Gomes, Sophie Tun, Tosh Basco, and Willard Van Dyke
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.