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From May 27 to October 03. Angladon Museum. Also known as Man Ray. A private collection. to Avignon.
The Angladon Museum - Jacques Doucet Collection presents an exhibition that highlights, through a hundred paintings,drawings,
rayograms and other experimental creations, the lesser-known side of Man Ray, namely his invented work. We know Man Ray (1890-1976) photographer. Having become famous as a portrait painter of artistic personalities in the interwar
period of Paris, he is also a painter, draftsman, creator of objects, graphic designer, draftsman, theorist, poet, filmmaker.
While photography makes him famous and allows him to live comfortably, it is not enough for the artist in Man Ray.
“Photography is not art”, he does not hesitate to write the title of a book-manifesto that he publishes with André Breton in 1937.
Along with his work as a photographer, he develops in counterpoint to the activities he qualifies as "creative", "freer",
They are for him "the essential of life". It is this other Man Ray that the exhibition at the Angladon Museum -
Jacques Doucet Collection highlights, under the title Also known as man Ray. A private collection..
Thanks to exceptional loans from a private collection, the Jacques Doucet Literary Library and the Center Pompidou,
around a hundred works are to be discovered along a journey that seeks to illuminate this less known and essential side of the artist,
namely his invented work: paintings, drawings, but also rayograms revealing the magic of objects simply placed on a sensitive film,
lithographs, collages and other experimental pieces, including two films from the surrealist period.
For Lauren Laz, director of the Museum and curator of the exhibition, these non-commercial works “are born from another necessity,
personal this time: they are guided, in substance, by freedom and pleasure and, in form, by a desire to do things differently,
to break with existing aesthetic conventions, a typically modern desire for change. ".
The exhibition highlights the many facets of this abundant artist, exploring new horizons of modernity in the company
of his plastic artist and poet friends: the Dada temptation which leads him, along with Duchamp, to "fabricate" strange images;
the adventure of free books led
with Paul Éluard; the "disturbing strangeness" cultivated by the surrealist community, and its flowering of diverted,
dreamed and reinvented objects; and finally the Man Ray aesthetic linked to Hollywood cinema.
Among the works on display: the Revolving Doors series (1916-1917) where Man Ray cuts, glues, and stencils colored masses.
Rayograms, in which Man Ray lets objects reveal their truth, transposing to the plastic field the idea of automatic writing
dear to the surrealists. Notably the very first ones, published in 1922 in the album Champs delightful with a preface by Tristan Tzara,
and others including those made in 1931 for the album Électricité.
Let us also quote the originals of the drawings of the book Les Mains Libres, illustrated with poems by Paul Eluard,
including an exceptional drawing, an unpublished version of the Broken Bridge, where the long silhouette of a woman -
perhaps the muse Nusch Éluard - marries that of Pont d'Avignon. At the Observatory Time - Les Amoureux,
lithograph in which two entwined bodies can be guessed in the form of celestial lips. Domesticated Egg,
which testifies to his creation of assembled and reinvented objects accompanied by a second degree title.
Much ado about nothing, from the Shakespearean Equations series
made from mathematical objects photographed at the Poincaré Institute. The Poet, who takes up the face of the Dying Slave
sculpted by Michelangelo. And the portrait of Man Ray by Warhol, which closes the course.
This exhibition takes on its full meaning within the Museum, which houses the Jacques Doucet (1853-1929) collection.
The inventor of haute couture, a patron very involved with the surrealists, came into contact with Man Ray in 1922
thanks to André Breton. From then on, he took a very close interest in his work, collected his works, and in 1925
entrusted him with the task of making his photographic portrait, a print of which belongs to the Museum's collections.
The exhibition is accompanied by a publication reproducing the entire private collection that is the subject of it.
This work renews, with polyphonic contributions, the knowledge and interpretation of a work, in search of another Man Ray.
From June 04 to November 14.
50 years after the artist's death, the J. Vilar association presents an outdoor photographic exhibition that invites visitors
to explore the Vilarian adventure Côté Jardin, beyond the time of representations. For 5 months, with free access, Côté Jardin invites walkers to discover a route of around thirty unique photographs, in large formats,
in the popular Jardin des Doms, this extraordinary garden adjoining the Palais des Papes and the cradle of the city. The result of meticulous research in the Maison Jean Vilar archives and in various public and private funds, these photographs -
often unpublished - bear witness to the vitality and commitment of Jean Vilar and his troupe. They also reflect the unfailing link
between the theater and the Festival and the City of Avignon. They are signed by Agnès Varda, the friend from Sète, Maurice Costa,
the local witness, and all the other photographers who have followed the adventure of Popular National Theater in its midday. Côté Jardin, in the shadow of memories, remains the unforgettable presence of those who created another way of doing and sharing the theater:
Jean Vilar and all the beautiful troupe of the TNP, Gérard Philipe, Maria Casarès, Philippe Noiret, Silvia Monfort, Daniel Gélin ...
and many others. These images reveal to us the other side of the stage, behind the scenes of the Avignon nights: work, team spirit, fatigue,
play, rest, family, and always the clairvoyant presence of Jean Vilar who directs and invented in all necessity, the theater under the sun,
the theater far from Paris. They testify to the imprint of Avignon in the theater of Jean Vilar. They also tell us of the strength,
vitality and joy of doing theater together, yesterday and today..
From june 07 to august 30, Jérôme Taub - Purple America à Avignon, collection Lambert.
The series of photographs produced by Jérôme Taub is the result of a project for a visual journey to the heart of contemporary America.
From june 26 to september 26, Yan Pei-Ming - Tigres et vautours, Collection Lambert and Grande chapelle du Palais des papes Collection Lambert - 5 rue Violette 84000 Avignon.
Even today, through this new exhibition, Yan Pei-Ming reveals all the ambition of a work fully anchored in the contemporary world, but whose very essence is revealed through a very broad understanding of space and of time, which today mobilizes the past so that we look at the present with a renewed consciousness, constantly put to the test.
Nearly 40 works by the artist from almost 40 years of artistic practice will be exhibited at the Collection. The figures of Innocent X, Paul III, Bruce Lee, Marilyn, Martin Luther King, Lee Harvey Oswald, John F. Kennedy or Mao, share the rooms on the ground floor of the mansions with the portraits of men and women - American soldiers, illegals and Sudanese children, prostitutes, unknown faces, the artist's father and mother - as well as with imaginary landscapes of exodus or representations of wild animals.
All of them tell us about the power that Yan Pei-Ming's painting has of simultaneously embracing centuries of history in order to embark, alongside the figures who shaped the world, the unknown destinies of those who constitute these peoples that history "looks directly at" to use the phrase of Georges Didi-Huberman. All of them tell us about the artist's ability to heroism enter the world of images; those that tell us all, one by one.
Lambert Collection press release.
Festival d'Avignon 2021 "IN", 75th edition From July 5 to 25, 2021. July 05 press conference. Saint-Louis cloister. Karelle Prugnaud, Olivier Py, Tiago Rodrigues and Bérangère Vantusso.
Created in 1947 by Jean Vilar, the Avignon festival is recognized as one of the most important cultural events in France,
both nationally and internationally.The program is made up of around thirty shows. , but also readings, exhibitions, films and debates,
which are all entries into the universe of the guest artists. Each evening at the Festival, there are one or more "premieres",
which make Avignon a real place of creations and adventures, for artists and spectators alike. Commonly called the "IN", it is directly funded by the Ministry of Culture, Local Authorities and the City of Avignon.
An integral part of our national cultural heritage, it is currently directed by Olivier Py.
Festival off d'Avignon 2021 from July 07 to 31.
The OFF festival in Avignon. Since 1966, the OFF festival and all its actors (artists, companies and places) have transformed the city of Avignon in July
into a veritable breeding ground for culture, debate and creation. Spontaneous artistic creation space that developed around the Avignon Festival, at the initiative of André Benedetto. The festival was baptized "OFF" by the journalist of France evening Jacqueline Cartier, it has gradually spread in the city
to invest today more than a hundred places. Its audience, passionate about performing arts in all its genres and in all its forms, is numerous, plural and constantly changing. The OFF festival in Avignon is today one of the largest performing arts festivals in the world. The richness and
diversity of its artistic proposals make it one of the unmissable events of the summer..
From July 30 to August 31, Show, Sound and light Helios Festival.
Hélios Festival is an event that aims to highlight the heritage and remarkable buildings of the City of the Popes.
Accessible to everyone, these screened silent videos, which last from 4 to 7 minutes, are an opportunity for an artistic stroll through the historic center or a relaxing break on the pretty terraces of the restaurants and cafes in these squares.
Free stroll, 7 sites to discover:
Place du Palais des Papes / Petit Palais Museum.
Place Carnot / Saint-Pierre Basilica.
Tour Saint-Jean / Place Saint-Jean le Vieux.
Place des Corps Saints.
August 2 & 3, 2021 Tremplin Jazz Avignon
Monday August 2
Noé Clerc Trio (France)
All from the National Conservatory of Music, these musicians, united in trio in 2018, of various inspirations (jazz, traditional music, "classical" music) draw on a repertoire mainly made up of compositions but also of revisited traditional tunes, they develop thus a universe rich in stamp and poetry. From very "written" to very improvised, songs from the Black Sea and Bulgarian dances rub shoulders with the sounds of very contemporary jazz.
The group is the winner of the international Leopold Bellan competition.
Noé Clerc - accordion
Elie Martin-Charrière - drums
Clément Daldosso - double bass
Quartet structure (Germany)
Reluctant to any conventional model, this group from Cologne favors interaction and improvisation to project themselves outside any marked path and give all their energy and whose silences are still rhythm. The two saxophonists dispute or appropriate a melodic journey in the service of collective creativity. These musicians are already regulars on international jazz scenes.
Asger Nissen - alto saxophone
Victor Fox - tenor saxophone, bass clarinet
Roger Kintopf - bass
Félix Ambach - drums
Malstom Trio (Germany)
These three musicians with backgrounds already rich in their diversity take you to the heart of a whirlwind from which it borrows the name from the borders of free jazz, jazz metal and progressive rock, playing with rhythms and conventions, releasing an intense dialogue between saxophone and guitar. This training, like some of its members, has already obtained the recognition of the profession on the occasion of prestigious competitions.
Florian Walter - Saxophone / Clarinet
Axel Zajac - Guitar
Joe Beyer - Drums
Tuesday August 3
Johanna Klein Quartet (Germany)
Coming from Cologne, essential city of our springboards, this quartet is led by its composer and saxophonist to transport you to cosmic and ethereal music, to simple and serious melodies, to a dreamlike universe in which we voluptuously let ourselves sink.
Johanna Klein - saxophone
Leo Engels - Guitar
Nicolai Amrehn - Bass
Jan Philipp - drums
Gaspard Baradel Quartet (France)
This formation from Clermont-Ferrand gathered around its composer and saxophonist, Gaspard Baradel, likes to tell stories in music and invites you on a journey out of time, the time of a concert. It is also the search for rupture and the unforeseen through improvisation, omnipresent in the play of the four protagonists.
Gaspard Baradel - saxophone
Antoine Bacherot - piano
Cyril Billot - double bass
Josselin Hazard - drums
Pentadox Trio (Belgium)
This Belgian trio embracing contemporary jazz builds each piece like a board game, with its own set of rules, melodic fragments, rhythmic patterns, harmonic and philosophical concepts ... And then, through a fresh and adventurous approach, the players explore the game and make it an open ground, stretch out time and space. They incorporate elements of modern avant-garde classical music and improvised music.
Sylvain Debaisieux - tenor saxophone
Elias Stemeseder - piano
Samuel Ber - drums
From October 02 to October 17, Parcours de l'Art - Contemporary Art Festival - 27th edition in Avignon.
Since 1994, the “Parcours de l'Art” festival has grown considerably thanks to a demanding selection of artists, the public's confidence and the commitment of the members of the association who work on its programming each fall. In addition to this, you need to know more about it.
Supported in particular by the city of Avignon, the Parcours de l'Art invests heritage places to present contemporary creation in different forms: paintings, drawings, sculpture, photographs, videos, installations, performances, etc.
The Art Course affirms its desire to address all audiences near and far, neophytes or art lovers, and pays particular attention to the youngest.
Free admission, freedom of wandering, tailor-made mediation promote dialogue between artists and the public, make the event accessible and invite us all to
to question us as much as to amaze us.
In winter 2020-2021, the Parcours de l'Art team passed the baton to a new collective, made up of 9 people, who are committed to respecting the values of the event - openness,
freedom, sharing - while giving a new perspective
on current art and its transdisciplinarity and by addressing current societal challenges, including respect for people and the planet.
Event aimed at promoting and supporting contemporary creation in its diversity: painting, sculpture, photography ... It aspires to promote meetings between artists and the public.
Each year, a selection of around thirty French and international visual artists (painters, sculptors, photographers, videographers, etc.) whose work is part of a resolutely contemporary and continuous approach is invited to exhibit in the heritage places of Avignon. .
A route is thus proposed to the visitor who can wander through the city.
Throughout its editions, the Parcours de l'Art creates an effervescence around current art in the heart of the city through exhibitions but also by offering complementary activities: children's workshops, conferences and debates, readings and screenings. , visits with a mediator.