Beaches and Bathers in contemporary and modern art, 22nd of Septembre 2020 at 10:30 am

Beaches and Bathers in contemporary and modern art

A conference by Agnès Ghenassia

Since fashion for sea bathing which developed in the middle of the 19th century, a number of painters have dealt with the theme of the beach, sometimes privileged its luminous atmospheres, sometimes its social dimension.
Enigmatic, Cézanne’s bathers are timeless. Troubling, those of Picasso accompany each of his stylistic breaks. Exploring this theme to its contemporary interpretations will allow us to extend the pleasures of summer into September.

Tuesday, September the 22nd 2020 at 10:30 am

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The conference will be held at 6MIC (Contemporary Music Hall of the Pays d’Aix), located at the entrance to the new Constance district in Aix-en-Provence, a few hundred meters from the Vasarely Foundation, at the chemin des Aubépines.

6MIC
Contemporary Music Hall of the Pays d’Aix
160, rue Pascal Duverger
13090 Aix-en-Provence

Modern and contemporary portraits and self-portraits, part two, Tuesday the 30th of June 2020 at 10:30 am

Modern and contemporary portraits and self-portraits, part two

A conference by Agnès Ghenassia,

If the procedures of deformation and of disfigurement are always numerous and varied. Several artists underline the character of the “social mask” of the face, victim of a standardisation of the aesthetic models. Finally, others use the portrait to denounce the everyone for oneself. A society whose individuals have stopped communicating with each other.

Tuesday 7th of avril 2020 at 10:30 am

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In compliance with health measures (distancing, wearing a mask), reception will be limited to 70 people with compulsory registration by email to joachim.rothacker@hotmail.fr
If the number of registrants is too large, Agnès Ghenassia will offer this conference a second time at a later date.

Fondation Vasarely
Jas de Bouffan

1 avenue Marcel Pagnol
13090 Aix-en-Provence

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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Fondation Vasarely
Jas de Bouffan

1 avenue Marcel Pagnol
13090 Aix-en-Provence

The stars and the universe, an odyssey in space and time, the 23rd of January 2020 at 6:00pm

A conference by Jacques Drouot

Taking the measurement of the scale of distances and times by traveling through the solar system, the Milky Way and other galaxies. Discussing the life of stars, from their birth to their death, before tackling the past and the future of the entire universe.
Becoming aware of the role of stars in our environment and how situate ourselves in this immensity.

Thurday January 23rd 2020 at 6:00pm

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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 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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NON MEMBERS : 7€

Fondation Vasarely
Jas de Bouffan

1 avenue Marcel Pagnol
13090 Aix-en-Provence

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