Animals in contemporary art (second part), 11th of February 2020 at 10:00am

A conference by Agnès Ghenassia

In sculpture, many artists renew the tradition of the old Cabinets de Curiosités by imagining all kinds of hybridizations, others divert the traditional use of taxidermy to express their empathy towards the animal world.
Finally, since the 1970s, the use of live animals, sometimes questionable, has been the tireless desire to reduce the gap between art and life.

Tuesday 11th of February 2020 at 10:30am

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Fondation Vasarely
Jas de Bouffan

1 avenue Marcel Pagnol
13090 Aix-en-Provence

Animals in modern and contemporary art, January 14th at 10:30am

A conference by Agnès Ghenassia

Associate Professor of Fine Arts and Lecturer of Modern and Contemporary Art

The animal is present in many artistic approaches, but how? simple motif, artist’s alter-ego, metaphor for a people or all of humanity, memories of the tales of our childhood, the embodiment of a nostalgia for the “savage” … Finally, are there any Are there works that truly serve the animal cause?

Tuesday December 14th 2019 at 10h30am

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Fondation Vasarely
Jas de Bouffan

1 avenue Marcel Pagnol
13090 Aix-en-Provence

Art and Nature, season 2, December 3rd 2019 at 10h30am

A conference by Agnès Ghenassia

Associate Professor of Fine Arts and Lecturer of Modern and Contemporary Art

Among the proliferation of postures and contemporary artistic practices, painters revisit the tradition of landscape and the gaze on the garden, sculptors imagine hybrid poetic man / nature and ecologically engaged artists try to mobilize the public or react to our collective concerns.

© Philippe Echaroux 2016
Philippe Echaroux went in 2016 to meet a tribe of Indians from the Amazon. By mixing street art and photography, he captured portraits of members of this tribe and projected their faces onto the trees of their forest.

Tuesday December 3rd 2019 at 10h30am

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Fondation Vasarely
Jas de Bouffan

1 avenue Marcel Pagnol
13090 Aix-en-Provence

Art and nature, the 5th of Novembre at 10:30am

A conference by Agnès Ghenassia

Associate Professor of Fine Arts and Lecturer of Modern and Contemporary Art

Long present in Western art in the form of landscape painting, nature had been somewhat absent from the preoccupations of the “avant-gardes”. It made a spectacular comeback in the 1970’s in different forms: Land Art is manifested in the landscape and many artistic interventions take nature both as support and as material. Painting also confronts nature, earth, forest, rocks, garden …
As the history of art is intimately linked to the history of ideas, our relationship to nature has been transformed into a century of romantic contemplation and vigilant anxiety. The new awareness of the fragility of the natural beauties that surround us and their possible disappearance finds an echo in the most recent artistic practices.

Tuesday November 5th 2019 at 10h30am

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Fondation Vasarely
Jas de Bouffan

1 avenue Marcel Pagnol
13090 Aix-en-Provence

Modern art and design, conference of the 25th of June 2019

In the twentieth century, being modern meant chasing ornament. So the exclamation “it’s decorative!” Described with contempt a superficial painting, without a real artistic dimension.
How, after having dreamed of a fusion between major and minor arts, have painters managed to deny the decorative dimension of painting? Who resisted this separation and played “on both counts”?
From this conflictual relationship, contemporary artists have often taken with humor putting the decorative, ornamental, even kitsch in the heart of their practice.

Tuesday June 25th 2019 at 10:30 am

Salle Armand Lunel, Bibliothèque Méjanes,
Aix-en-Provence