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Villa Carmignac - La Mer imaginaire - Porquerolles

Villa Carmignac - Exhibition 2021 - La Mer Imaginaire

Cultural, Exhibition, Guided tour, Contemporary art, Modern/contemporary art, Visual/graphic arts, Interior design, Painting, Photography, Sculpture, Video, Various arts in Hyères

  • For its fourth exhibition, La fondation Carmignac, let Chris Sharp, an american auctioneer based in Mexico design the next exhibition of the Villa's on Porquerolles Island

  • For its fourth season, the Villa Carmignac presents La Mer imaginaire, which transforms the exhibition spaces into an underwater natural history museum that questions the interactions between our civilisation and the subaquatic world.
    Conceived by the Mexico City-based American curator Chris Sharp, this
    exhibition was inspired as much by the architecture of the place – the spaces
    immersed under the villa’s ceiling filled with water – as iconic works from
    its collection: Bruce Nauman’s...
    For its fourth season, the Villa Carmignac presents La Mer imaginaire, which transforms the exhibition spaces into an underwater natural history museum that questions the interactions between our civilisation and the subaquatic world.
    Conceived by the Mexico City-based American curator Chris Sharp, this
    exhibition was inspired as much by the architecture of the place – the spaces
    immersed under the villa’s ceiling filled with water – as iconic works from
    its collection: Bruce Nauman’s fountain with a hundred bronze fish, Miquel
    Barceló’s subaqueous fresco and Jeff Koons’s sculpture of a lobster perched on achair, among others.
    Several loans of works by French and international artists such as Henri Matisse,
    Gilles Aillaud, Mathieu Mercier or Gabriel Orozco, complete the ensemble along
    with new productions by Lin May Saeed, Kate Newby and Hubert Duprat, which
    were created for this occasion.
    Thanks to a partnership with the Port-Cros National Park, the exhibition
    continues this year in the Fort Saint-Agathe and Villa Noailles with a series of
    photographs commissioned to Nicolas Floc’h. It explores the seabed between
    Porquerolles and its neighbouring islands.
    With its ensemble of modern and contemporary works, The Imaginary Sea
    intends to celebrate the sea as a precious and evocative resource, swarming with
    known and unknown lives, opened to wondrous, strange and unexpected things,
    and whose immensity has always fed our imagination.
  • From April 17, 2021 to October 17, 2021
  • Full price
    15 €
  • Reduced price
    From 5 € to 10 €
Schedules
  • From May 20, 2021
    until October 17, 2021
  • Monday
    Closed
    -
  • Tuesday
    10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • 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
  • Date d'ouverture soumise aux annonces gouvernementales Dernier billet vendu à 16h30 En juillet et août nocturnes jusqu'à 21h. Réservation conseillée
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