Exposition Maalesh, sur les traces de Jean Cocteau en Méditerranée

Maalesh exhibition, in the footsteps of Jean Cocteau in the Mediterranean

Cultural, Exhibition in Menton

  • An exhibition of photographs by Étienne Sved and Léon Dubois around Jean Cocteau’s theatre tour in the eastern Mediterranean.

  • In 1949, Jean Cocteau began a theatre tour that took him to Egypt, Lebanon, Turkey and Greece. On his return, he published the logbook of this voyage under the title Maalesh, in which he took a personal and poetic look at the Mediterranean of the 1950s.
    The Musée Jean Cocteau — Le Bastion exhibits the work of two talented photographers in parallel around Cocteau’s work:
    Étienne Sved (1914-1996) travelled throughout Egypt from 1938 to 1946 and documented the ancient remains as well as the...
    In 1949, Jean Cocteau began a theatre tour that took him to Egypt, Lebanon, Turkey and Greece. On his return, he published the logbook of this voyage under the title Maalesh, in which he took a personal and poetic look at the Mediterranean of the 1950s.
    The Musée Jean Cocteau — Le Bastion exhibits the work of two talented photographers in parallel around Cocteau’s work:
    Étienne Sved (1914-1996) travelled throughout Egypt from 1938 to 1946 and documented the ancient remains as well as the faces of the modern country with remarkable artistic sensitivity.
    He collaborated with Cocteau to illustrate Maalesh with his photographs, a project that only came into being after his death thanks to the Nicéphore Niepce Museum in Chalon-sur-Saône, which lends the photographs of this exhibition.
    Léon Dubois (born in 1995) followed in 2018 the traces of Cocteau in the Mediterranean in search of the cities, atmospheres and atmospheres described by it. Using exclusively film and black and white, his work is part of a reflection on the Mediterranean identity, between the disappearance of a world and the permanence of a gaze.
    “Maalesh is a word that is used all the time, in every way, to say "it doesn’t matter", do you understand?” — Jean Cocteau
    The health pass accompanied by an identity document is mandatory to access the Bastion Museum for all people aged 12 and over. Wearing the mask is mandatory.
  • Environment

    • Town location
    • Close to a public transportation
  • Spoken languages

    • English
Services
  • Accessibility

    • Accessible for self-propelled wheelchairs
  • From October 2, 2021 to December 31, 2021
  • From January 1, 2022 to January 31, 2022
  • Full price
    3 €
  • Reduced price
    1.50 €
  • Student
    2.25 €
  • Free for all on the first Sunday of each month.
  • Full price
    3 €
  • Reduced price
    1.50 €
  • Student
    2.25 €
  • Free for all on the first Sunday of each month.
Schedules
  • From October 2, 2021
    until January 31, 2022
  • Monday
    10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Tuesday
    Closed
    -
  • Wednesday
    10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Thursday
    10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Friday
    10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Saturday
    10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Sunday
    10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • ATTENTION: The museum will be exceptionally closed between 12h and 14h on Wednesday 20, Thursday 21, Friday 22 and Sunday 24 October 2021. Thank you for your understanding.
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