Modern and contemporary portraits and self-portraits, the 3rd of March 2020

A conference by Agnès Ghenassia

The portrait, which in the nineteenth century was still the result of private commissions, has become among modern artists the support of many formal researches. Much more than a simple imitation of the model, it bears witness to many questions linked to the “presence” of an identity, even when screened by distortion.
Whether it is the fruit of a face to face with the living model or composed from a photograph, what does the “flesh” of the painting bring to the face?
Today, portraiture is making a massive return to contemporary art, sometimes questioning the “I” as a social, moving construction, and moving away from the true and the authentic, but still showing interest in individual.

Tuesday, March the 3rd 2020 at 10:30 am

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Fondation Vasarely
Jas de Bouffan

1 avenue Marcel Pagnol
13090 Aix-en-Provence

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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Jas de Bouffan

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13090 Aix-en-Provence

Animals in modern and contemporary art, January 14th 2020 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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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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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