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avignon marche des potiers

October 01, 2022 Avignon pottery market.

For the 5th consecutive year, the Association for the Avignon Potters' Market will once again welcome 40 professional potters, ceramists and sculptors.

In the shadow of the 14th century collegiate church, the event will be held on Saturday October 1, 2022 as usual on Place ST Didier in Avignon and will also extend to the neighboring square called Plan Saint Didier.

This market will bring together a wide variety of ceramic creations, sculptures, jewellery, decorative pieces and utilitarian objects for the home. The exhibitors will present their various techniques such as porcelain, stoneware, earthenware, glazed earth, sigillata, raku, molding, crystallization, stamping, ceramic decoration and many others. to discover on the market.

Come meet them and discuss with them, our exhibitors will be delighted to introduce you to their creations, their techniques, transmissions and know-how.

The public will be able to attend turning demonstrations and a clay workshop will be offered for children and adults to allow everyone to become aware of the material and to experiment with the modeling technique. Didactic panels will be set up to share the stages, techniques and vocabularies of the Potter.

This potters' market is supported by the municipality of Avignon, the departmental council of Vaucluse and the regional association of potters Terres de Provence, which brings together around a hundred ceramists from the region.

Shooting demonstration and clay workshop from 10:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

cest pas du luxe

From Friday 23 to Sunday 25 September 2022. Festival is not luxury.

This festival aims to show that access to artistic practice should not be a luxury reserved for the most privileged people, but for everyone.
Initiated by the Abbé Pierre Foundation, La Garance - Scène Nationale de Cavaillon and the Le Village association, in collaboration with the City of Avignon and Emmaüs France, the "C'est pas du luxe" project provides long-term support for the development of creative projects - all artistic genres combined - between professional artists, people in precarious situations and citizens from all walks of life, in a dynamic of artistic requirement.

C'est pas du Luxe brings together this abundance of works for a festival in Avignon. Three days of celebration where these exhibitions, shows, concerts, films are presented in more than twenty places in the city. The goal? Promote these approaches and those who carry them, invite everyone to meet the other, and change the way we look at precariousness.

journees europeennes du patrimoine avignon 2022

September 17 and 18, 2022 European Heritage Days Avignon.

On the program of Heritage Days 2022 Avignon find many free visits, guided tours, guided tours, shows or exhibitions in the cultural places of Avignon, such as Calvet Museum, Louis Vouland Museum, Le attic à sel Avignon.

The 39th edition of the European Heritage Days also offers fun family activities such as children's workshops, family visits or escape games. Finally, the JEP Avignon 2022 are an opportunity to rediscover the emblematic monuments of your department: castles, churches or chapels often accompanied by organ concerts.


festival in avignon 2022

From 07/07 to 26/07/2022. Festival in Avignon.

Founded in 1947 by Jean Vilar, the Festival d'Avignon is today one of the most important international events of contemporary performing arts. For 75 years, every summer, Avignon has been transformed into a theater town.

The Festival d'Avignon represents 75 years of universalism in the service of cultural heritage and contemporary creation. 75 years of putting Art into perspective with social reality. 75 years of a political and aesthetic project that observes the great metamorphoses of live performance and, through them, the diversity and complexity of the World.

Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Cour d'honneur of the Palais des Papes is the cradle of the Festival, which takes over more than 30 places in the city and its region. Within works of art but also gymnasiums in cloisters, chapels in gardens, quarries in churches, the Festival welcomes more than 120,000 spectators during more than 400 appointments (shows, debates, meetings, readings, screenings ).

To be the international meeting place for innovation and the creation of live performance; give pride of place to poetry, contemporary literature and ideas; interest young people; accentuate the territorial presence; making digital a vector of social and cultural integration: these are the main axes of the direction of Olivier Py at the head of a Festival that his audience sees as "an international celebration of the performing arts", both "custodian of the theatrical heritage" and bearer of "new experimental paths", who "restores with talent the complexity of today's world".

Olivier Py is the first director to direct the Festival since its founder, Jean Vilar. More "faithful to ideas than to a tradition", he reconnects with the militant spirit of the early hours and invites spectators to imagine with him "another relationship to the world in which politics is not separated from thought. and hope."

In 2013, the FabricA, the first space specially designed for the Festival, was inaugurated. A place of residence for artists throughout the year, it houses a room the same size as the stage in the Cour d'honneur and helps to intensify the work of raising awareness of performing arts that the Festival carries out with all audiences.

The 76th edition will take place from July 7 to 26, 2022.

The press conference to present the program takes place at the end of March.


festival off avignon 2022

From 07/07 to 07/30/2022. Festival off Avignon.

The festival with 1000 faces! An unmissable summer event, it is one of the biggest live performance festivals in the world! Theatre, dance, music... the Off festival is more than 1,000 shows by artists of more than 40 nationalities.

The companies make the city a huge stage of artistic confrontation where all the disciplines of the performing arts are represented: theatre, reading, café-théâtre, circus, dance, music, street performance, one-man-show… classical and modern texts , contemporary, for all audiences, of all ages.

During the festival, several places welcome festival-goers who can find programs, subscription cards, company leaflets.
The Village du Off, for the duration of the festival, is a place truly dedicated to the life of the festival, its troops and its public; it is installed under a large marquee in the Thiers school, and offers a wide range of activities, meetings, readings, conferences and forums, concerts, exhibitions, web tv, but also a bar and restaurant, the shop (by-products, technical equipment...)…

A subscription card goes on sale in June, giving the right to discounts on Off shows, on entrance tickets to certain Avignon and Villeneuve lez Avignon monuments and other advantages.
Detailed information on the OFF website.

les rencontres darles 2022

Arles 2022 meetings
JULY 4 → 10

Founded in 1970, the Rencontres d'Arles is a photography festival held every year in the summer. More than sixty exhibitions are installed in various exceptional heritage sites in the city of Arles. The Rencontres d'Arles contribute to transmitting the world's photographic heritage and want to be the crucible of contemporary creation. The programming is mainly composed of new productions. Some exhibitions are produced in collaboration with French and foreign museums and institutions. Many photographers were discovered at the Rencontres d'Arles. Its role as a springboard is reinforced by the presence of many foreign professionals during the opening week.

rendez vous aux jardins avignon 2022

03/06 to 05/06/2022 Rendez-vous in the Gardens.

Organized by the Ministry of Culture and Communication, Rendez-vous aux Jardins is an original event which aims to make the public discover the importance of the actions carried out in favor of green spaces in France. It takes place every year on the first weekend of June. For the occasion, more than 2,000 public and private gardens open their doors to the public. Each new edition highlights a theme related to the knowledge, protection, conservation and maintenance of gardens: "the child in the garden", "the walk" or even "the colors".

Nearly 2 million visitors take advantage of some 1,300 guided tours, but also of the 215 exhibitions, as well as numerous conferences, readings, gardening workshops for adults and children and demonstrations of know-how that take place in the heart of the gardens and spaces. participating greens.

A new invitation to discover the richness and diversity of public and private parks and gardens by strolling, walking at your own pace to discover or rediscover the place, to stroll alone or with family.

Pontifical court in medieval Europe, European Capital of Culture in 2000, Avignon reveals the secret of its gardens and part of its secret gardens...


gospel avignon gospelart

From May 26 to 29, 2022.

Gospel'Art organizes the "Gospel Art in Avignon" Festival every year for the Ascension weekend. The opportunity to find the Gospel community and share moments during 4 days of Workshop & concerts with great Gospel voices in the choir of vibrations!

On the program, 4 outdoor concerts:
at 18 o'clock :
- Thursday, May 26 - Square Agricol Perdiguier
- Friday, May 27 - Place de l'Horloge
- Saturday May 28 - Place du Palais des Papes

- Sunday 29 May at 12:30 p.m. - Rocher des Doms garden.

nuit europeenne des muses

May 14, 2022 European Night of Museums.

The 18th edition of the European Night of Museums is an event that takes place in more than 3,000 museums, and in nearly 30 European countries! On this occasion, the museums open their doors free of charge in the evening and offer a variety of activities. A unique opportunity to discover the permanent collections and temporary exhibitions highlighted. An artistic and cultural education program, “the class, the work!” » allows that day a mediation by schoolchildren.


foire internationale a lsle sur la sorgue

From 04/15 to 04/18/2022. The International Fair of L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue.

Since 1920, L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue has welcomed bargain hunters from all over the world during its annual fairs dedicated to antiques and second-hand goods. The L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue International Fair transforms the city into a large open-air art market, offering four major exhibition areas: antiques & bric-a-brac, old books, contemporary art, design & decoration. 200 exhibitors from the French regions and Europe, associated with the 250 antique, art and decoration shops in the city, exhibit their finest wares in the Parc Gautier, on the quays of the Sorgue, in the villages of antique shops and in the streets. Experts are available to professionals and bargain hunters to inform them about the origin and authenticity of the objects presented at the fair.



journees europenne des metiers dart

From March 28 to April 3, 2022

The European Days of Crafts (JEMA) is a unique event in the world in favor of better recognition of the sector of crafts and living heritage. Every year in the spring, everywhere in France and Europe, the JEMA are the great cultural meeting of know-how. Based on the principle of opening workshops and training establishments, on the organization of events, meetings, demonstrations of know-how outside the walls, etc., the JEMA are aimed at audiences from all walks of life.

Professionals in crafts and living heritage, training establishments, project leaders, after two years away from the very essence of the European Days of Crafts, INMA is happy to put the spotlight back on the meetings , exchanges and demonstrations of know-how with professionals in the arts and crafts and living heritage.

The sixteenth edition of JEMA will be held from March 28 to April 3, 2022, around the theme "Our hands in unison".


motor passion

From 25/03 to 27/03/2022. motor-passion.

(Re)new in Avignon! Avignon Tourisme and the association of "Friends of the Circuit d'Avignon Vaucluse" (ACAV) invite you to a new major meeting around beautiful cars at the Parc Expo.

After having organized the “Grands Prix d’Avignon Vaucluse” from 1989 to 1994, the tandem is now back in service to offer an event with and for enthusiasts in the enchanting setting of the Cité Papale.
An unmissable event for lovers of beautiful exhibitions, in the company of the French Federation of Vintage Vehicles (FFVE), national and regional clubs, specialists in spare parts and accessories for old cars, collector tractors...

With more than 100 automobile clubs and 350 exhibitors throughout the Parc des Expositions, the event is entirely dedicated to the passion for beautiful vehicles of yesterday and today. Fascinating, unusual or wonderful, more than 2,000 machines will be present for this new event.

On the program: many exceptional events, an auction of vintage vehicles and many other surprises!
The exhibition themes will be announced very soon and should pay tribute to renowned brands and models. 


festival escales voyageuses

From 25/03 to 27/03/2022. Traveling stops festival.

A colorful festival, rich in encounters and exchanges. Escales Voyageuses is an opportunity to discover a selection of beautiful adventure and travel films presented by their directors over three days.

Through films, stories and travel exhibitions, passionate adventurers share their experiences and strong emotions with an audience from all walks of life.

The volunteers of the ADM/Aventure et Découverte du Monde association work to offer a colorful festival, rich in encounters and exchanges.

Three days of dreams, authentic emotions around travel and human adventure.
Three days of testimonials through the distribution of films but also of meetings and sharing.
Come and exchange with the adventurers present, those who come to discover other cultures and real life experiences, to broaden your outlook.
Screenings, exhibitions, meetings, workshops, tea room...

printemps anglophone 2022 avignon

From 17/03 to 29/05/2022.
Avignon 2022 English Spring Festival.

This festival is an open window on Anglophone culture, in all its diversity and originality.
The 10th edition of Printemps Anglophone in Avignon will take place from March 17 to May 29, 2022.
This festival, the result of a collaboration between the Au Chapeau Rouge theater and several actors from the Avignon University community, honors English-speaking culture in all its diversity and originality and brings together several actors from cultural life in Avignon. and around.

This year, the program brings together many events in French and English celebrating the treasures of Anglophone culture with exhibitions, films, music, plays, and round tables.


andalou festival

From 17/03 to 01/04/2022. Andalusian Festival 2022.

A program that invites you to travel through Andalusia and its culture awaits you: dance, workshops and artistic practice courses, concert, theatre, film, conference, exhibitions, gastronomy...
In Spain organized in Autumn Communities, Andalusia celebrates on February 28 the anniversary of its own constitution, it is the occasion of great celebrations.

The Andalusian Alhambra association joins in this celebration and invites the public to the many events (singing shows, music and Flamenco dance, courses, culinary tastings, cinema, exhibition...) organized within the framework of the festival in Avignon and in other municipalities in the Vaucluse.


rencontres cinema du sud

From March 15 to 19, 2022.

Professional film festival open to all: 5 days - including time for young audiences - to discover and share the passion for films with all those who make cinema.

Five days 100% cinema with films in preview, the presence of most of the film crews, meetings between professionals and the general public.

These Meetings were created on the initiative of film professionals wishing to establish in the south of France an event capable of contributing to meetings and exchanges between the various professionals of cinematographic exploitation. With the aim of discovering, promoting and accompanying the films that will soon be released on the national territory.

printemps des poetes 2022

From March 12 to 28, 2022 Spring of Poets. The Ephemeral

Words are like love songs that come back by surprise at the bend of a voice, a memory, an emotion. “I took the hand of an ephemeral…” Danced in my memory. Without my knowing who first, Montand or Ferré, had sown this confusion of the foreigner in me. As teenagers, we did not understand everything about this romance of the Roaring Twenties, nor even this poem that was said to be an unfinished novel, but we had a presentiment of this mystery of "eternal poetry" that Aragon squandered without warning.

A single and unique vowel, invoked four times, between the fever, the murmur, the lightning, the imaginary, the elusive, the future, the unthought, the maternal, the fleeting, the thirst, the enigma , the precarious, the effervescence, the friable, flight, impermanence…
Larger than the ancient Carpe Diem and more vital too, The ephemeral is not just an adjective of little hope. It is an increase of urgency, chance and truth. A very personal and yet universal awareness, like a quatrain by Omar Khayyam, a winter haiku, a sudden poppy, a cliff of one's own, a summer solstice, an uprooted tree or the twenty numbers of a review of poets of the last century.

It is time to probe the ephemeral again. Not to wait until tomorrow. To question here and now the most fragile, the most secret, the most incredible part of our existence.

In the footsteps of Pina Bausch who left us this stunning image: the dancer Clémentine Deluy, born on March 21, never stops crossing the stage in an evening dress, carrying this amazing backpack on her bare shoulders. Like moss on stone, such was the title of the ultimate show, drawn from Chilean soil and photographed by Laurent Philippe, who accompanied the choreographer from the Tanztheater in Wuppertal for years. The magic being that the one who chose to immortalize L'Éphémère is none other than the son of one of our greatest French poets, Ludovic Janvier.
Sophie Naulteau.




From 05/03 to 27/03/2022. ELLES Exhibition of contemporary art.

La Mac'A presents the works of 8 women, visual artists, painters: Ursula Caruel, Mélanie Duchaussoy, Florence Gosset, Elizabeth Beraud Hirschi, Ena Linderbaur, Paule Riché, Ghislaine Thomas and Eva Vermeerbergen.
Infinitely present, infinitely creative, infinitely imaginative, sometimes enigmatic, 8 women invite us to discover their secret universe, an abundance of happy ideas.

At the option of an exhibition developed in two different places (also at the chapel of the College in Carpentras), we can let ourselves be carried away, let ourselves be surprised, let ourselves be amazed, let ourselves be moved.
Original, astonishing, breathtaking installations, canvases in dark or joyful colors, eccentric ceramics, paper, cardboard, plants, noble materials, natural or recovered...
With poetry as a red thread.


les nuits de le lecture

From 20/02 to 23/02/2022. Reading nights in Avignon.

"It is possible that the book is the last refuge of the free man" André Suarès.

For their sixth edition, the Reading Nights
gather around the theme of love and are inspired by
Victor Hugo's injunction: "Always love!" Like
again ! ". The City of Avignon intends to participate in this new
opus organized by the National Book Center (CNL).
During these 4 days, let's meet in all the
Network libraries: come and listen to readings,
let yourself wander through the spaces over the texts.
Readings, reading marathons, whispered tales
or shouted to the winds: let yourself be carried away by the text, the word
and the desire to share, to be together!


salon du livre avignon 2022

Book Fair

Avignon from 04/02 to 06/02/2022.

The other festival- the one that opens the books.

This event aims to reintegrate writing and reading into our current society. It is open to sharing, listening and meeting and aims to be educational, cultural & social.
For three days: debates, conferences, dedications, readings, literary prizes, talks, screenings, round tables, visits to the departmental archives, exhibitions...

les hivernales 2022

les hivernales avignon 2022

Avignon from 03/02 to 12/02/2022, every day winter dance festival.

Every winter, Avignon becomes the capital of contemporary dance with the emblematic festival Les Hivernales: shows, workshops, exhibitions... take place in and outside Avignon.
The unmissable event in the heart of winter!

Created in 1979, the Les Hivernales festival has become an essential event for contemporary dance in France. From the first edition, Amélie Grand, the founder of the festival, adopted a specific approach: the invited personalities gave courses, workshops at all levels or courses reserved for professionals, during the day and performed their shows in the evening. The event thus becomes a transmission belt between amateurs and professionals.

As part of its annual programming, Les Hivernales, one of whose goals is to reflect the vitality of contemporary dance, has invited a number of choreographers who have proposed creations giving a wide range of choreographic art: Boris Charmatz, Philippe Découflé, Angelin Preljocaj, Maguy Marin...

For 15 days, all the richness of contemporary dance is presented in Avignon and the surrounding area.

This edition will present all the richness of dance with 26 companies, 35 performances, 11 premieres in the region and 16 creations 2021-2022, but also screenings, performances, naps-reading, playlists, an anthropocene walk, a traveling bookstore ...

During this 44th edition, you will be able to discover the choreographers: Jan Martens, Emmanuel Gat, Romain Bertet, Olivia Grandville, Mette Ingvartsen, Anna Massoni, Bruno Pradet, Julie Nioche, Wendy Cornu, Marta Izquierdo Munoz, the aaO collective, Michel Kelemenis, Nach, Melanie Perrier, Noé Soulier, Anna Perrez...




books on the move

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From 03/02 to 07/02/2022. Books on the move, traveling bookshop.

Based in Bordeaux, this nomadic bookstore dedicated to research in dance, performance and various practices of the moving body, presents a selection of works during the Les Hivernales festival.
Where it settles, it becomes a place of exchanges, informal meetings and discussions.
Find the library:
- Thursday, February 3 at 7:30 p.m. at the Théâtre Benoît XII,
- Friday February 4 at 7:30 p.m. at the Théâtre des Carmes,
- Saturday February 5 at 8:30 p.m. at the Opéra Grand Avignon,
- Sunday February 6 at 6 p.m. at the Other Stage in Vedène,
- and Monday, February 7 at 6:30 p.m. at the Utopia cinema.

During his travels, the bookstore also becomes a place of life, meeting, practices and setting in motion of pages and bodies.

During Les Hivernales, Books on the Move offers two other appointments:
- reading naps
at the Greniel à sel on February 5, 6 and 7 at 2 p.m.
free admission by reservation.

- playlists
at the Grenier à sel on February 5, 6 and 7 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.

free entry


avignon Festhiver 2022

Avignon Fest'hiver 2022. Theater festival.
From 23/01 to 04/02/2022.

The Fest'hiver is a winter theater festival.

The permanent theaters of the city program shows by young companies from the region, expressing all the richness, the inventiveness, the relevance of the territory.
The Fest'hiver, a highlight of the performing arts, is back to warm up the Avignonnais winter!
The shows of young companies from the region are hosted in permanent theaters in the city. Beautiful encounters and discoveries in perspective!


cheval passion 2022

Avignon Horse Passion 2022

All the magic of equestrian arts from January 19 to 23, 2022 in Avignon.

At the crossroads of Europe and the Mediterranean, Cheval Passion is the equestrian rendezvous of the South and one of the very first equestrian events in France. For more than 30 years, the show has presented the latest equipment, innovations and services in the sector to sport and leisure riders, as well as to all equestrian arts enthusiasts.

The Cheval Passion 2022 show will be held on the theme of 'The magic of the equestrian arts' from January 19 to 23 in Avignon. The ticket office for the show and the gala des Crinières d’Or, the Cheval Passion show, is open for reservations.

Avignon Tourisme and its partners are preparing an attractive and diverse program capable of appealing to all riders: competitors, hikers, beginners or experts. The show is divided into 6 covered buildings hosting 250 exhibitor stands, 6 other buildings fitted out for competitions, shows and events and outdoor spaces with demonstration quarries and boxes.

For 5 days, more than a thousand horses will stop in Avignon to take part in the major events of the show: the gala of the Golden Manes, the Pony Passion shows, the equestrian competitions (western disciplines, working equitation, sorting livestock, etc.), the large Federal Club, the equestrian Cabaret, conferences, etc.

Cheval Passion and the gala des Crinières d'Or are organized by Avignon Tourisme with the support of the City of Avignon, Greater Avignon, the Department of Vaucluse, the Southern Region, the French Riding Federation, the Regional Committee of Equitation Provence Côte d'Azur, the French Institute for Horses and Equitation, DPAE and corporate partners.


angladon 27 mai 03 oct

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",
"more imaginative".

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.

maison jean villar
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..

jerome taub lambert collection

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.

 tigres et vautours lambert

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.

affiches festival avignon 2021 IN

 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.

affiche festival avignon 2021 off

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..

helios festival

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.
Clock Square.
Place Carnot / Saint-Pierre Basilica.
Tour Saint-Jean / Place Saint-Jean le Vieux.
Place des Corps Saints.
Lapidary Museum.
Place Saint-Didier.

 avignon jazz festival

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

le voyage extraordinaire 2021

From August 28 to October 9
Every evening from 9:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.
(no on September 3, 11 + 23 and October 1)
Duration of the route: 30 minutes
Departures every 15 minutes

Mask compulsory + sanitary pass control.

The city of Avignon and Avignon tourisme are pleased to present the brand new sound and light show at the Palais des Papes, for a completely new immersive and dreamlike experience. Embark on an extraordinary journey and go back in time !.

Follow the sound and light route to discover the history of the Palais des Papes and Provence, revisited through the theme of nature and lush vegetation. A first stop in the Cour d'Honneur, whose gigantic facades come to life in an impressive way to tell the story, and you are transported to the heart of the painted decorations of the Pope's Room and the Deer Room. In the Benoit XII cloister, let yourself be drawn into the magic and singular musical aesthetic of Ars Nova. Finally end your trip in the papal gardens, whose splendor is revealed by monumental plays of light and the mysteries unveiled by a soundtrack summoning the tiny world ...

An original creation by Christian Salés / CS-Prod


parcours de lart

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.