In creating his architectural center in 1976, Victor Vasarely made a gesture of exceptional significance and generosity. This French artist of Hungarian origin (Pécs 1906 – Paris 1997), internationally recognized as the father of Op Art, a specialist in optical and kinetic effects, as well as a brilliant advertising illustrator, created in Aix-en-Provence “La Cité polychrome of happiness “, bringing together visual artists, architects and urban planners, and wished to promote a social art accessible to all.
what's new for the start of the fall season ?
An unexpected consequence of the Covid ...
is the postponement of the dates of the Vasarely Foundation exhibition in partnership with the Center Pompidou “South-East, constructivism in heritage, Eastern Europe and South America”: it will therefore take place from September 12, 2020 to September 31 January 2021. As a result, the conference room will not be available on these dates. We have, however, found a solution that we hope will suit you.
During this period we can already assure you ... ...
that the conferences on contemporary art will indeed be held, always on Tuesday morning, in the new Aix room dedicated to contemporary music, the 6MIC. The conditions will be excellent : good acoustics, space (a level of 220 places), large screen, parking of sufficient size, cafeteria. For many, this will be the opportunity to discover this astonishing building, built by Rudy Ricciotti, (the architect of the Pavillon Noir and the Mucem), which benefits from the latest technical innovations. Another advantage is that it is located a 10-minute walk from the Vasarely Foundation, allowing all Aixpress users not to change their good habits.
During this period we can already offer you the following dates for the start of the season : September 22, October 13, November 10 and December 8, 2020, always at 10:30 a.m.
We appreciated your loyalty and we are convinced that you will follow us, temporarily, in this brand new and remarkable space, for which we will send you a detailed access map at the start of the school year.
But this temporary relocation only concerns the Tuesday morning conferences, and we will meet with the Vasarely Foundation from February 2021. Other conferences will be offered to you in the evening at the Vasarely Foundation by the end of the year, as soon as their programming is fixed.
We remind you that your membership in the Association of Friends of the Vasarely Foundation gives you free access to the exhibitions of the Vasarely Foundation, including the one currently taking place until 23 August 2020: “The dispersed works of Vasarely – Museum teaching of Gordes, 1970-1996 ”.
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
ENTRY FEE MEMBERS : 5€
NON MEMBERS : 7€
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.
Contemporary Music Hall of the Pays d’Aix
160, rue Pascal Duverger