St-Paul de Vence | “This is not a museum” at the Fondation Maeght

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Until 15 March 2015 the Fondation Maeght in Saint-Paul de Vence presents the intriguing exhibition “This is not a museum. When the visual arts interact with dance, poetry, music”

Everyone who has visited the Fondation Maeght perfectly knows that to define it “a museum” is quite reductive. A visit to the Foundation is a complex experience where art, nature and architecture combine to create a fascinating whole.
Furthermore, since its opening in 1964, the Maeght Foundation has always followed a multi-disciplinary approach to arts, proposing a dialogue between visual arts, music, dance and poetry, particularly through its famous “Nuits de la Fondation Maeght”.

Cover: Christian Bonnefoi, Composition n° 1 « La Proposition embarrassante » 2012. Acrylique sur papier, 450 x 1100  cm. © DR / © Christian Bonnefoi.

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left: Costumes et décors de Joan Miró réalisés pour le spectacle “Mori el Merma” présenté par le théâtre de La Claca en 1979 à la Fondation Maeght. Fundació Joan Miró, Barcelona.
Photo Clovis Prévost / Archives Galerie Maeght © Successió Miró, Adagp Paris 2014; right: Les Nuits de la Fondation Maeght. © Archives Fondation Maeght

On the occasion of the fiftieth anniversary, the Foundation has organized three major events which culminate in the exhibition “This is not a museum”. When the visual arts interac twith dance, poetry, music. The exhibition presents the creative contamination between arts by featuring visual artworks and narrating events that saw figures such as Albert Ayers, Sur Ra, Cecil Taylor, John Cage. Karlheinz Stockhausen, Mstislav Rostopovich, Merce Cunningham, Jacques Prévert and Jacques Derrida, just to name a few, performing at the Foundation.

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left: Joan Miró posant avec les costumes réalisés pour le spectacle “Mori el Merma” présenté par le théâtre de La Claca en 1979 à la Fondation Maeght. Photo Claude Gaspari. Archives Fondation Maeght © Successió Miró, Adagp Paris 2014; right: Aimé Maeght et John Cage, Nuits de la Fondation Maeght, 1966. Photo Claude Gaspari © Archives Fondation Maeght

The visual artists featured, also through reciprocal creative dialogues and comparisons, are Damien Deroubaix, Pablo Picasso, Jean-Charles Blais, Christian Bonnefoi, Pascal Broccolichi, Marco Del Re, Claudine Drai, Lars Fredrikson, Gérard Fromanger, Jörg Immendorff, Ladislas Kijno, Alain Lestié, Joan Miró, François Rouan and Hélène Vanel.

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left: Sun Ra à la Fondation Maeght en 1970. Photo Jacques Robert © Archives Fondation Maeght; right: Merce Cunningham, Cour Giacometti, Fondation Maeght Photo Claude Gaspari © Archives Fondation Maeght

“This is not a museum”. When the visual arts interact with dance, poetry, music.
29 November 2014 – 15 March 2015
Fondation Maeght
623, chemin des Gardettes
06570 Saint-Paul de Vence, France.
http://www.fondation-maeght.com/

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right: Pablo Picasso, Tanagra à l’amphore, 1947-1948. Terre de faïence blanche, décor gravé et peint aux engobes, aux oxydes et à l’émail blanc, 45 x 33 x 19 cm. MPA 1949.4.33. Musée Picasso d’Antibes. Photo imageArt Claude Germain © Succession Picasso 2014.
right: Damien Deroubaix, Homo Bulla, 2012. Verre et bois, 231 x 131 x 131 cm. Photo Marc Domage © Damien Deroubaix.


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