The word of our President

Dear Members, Dear Friends, I hope you all had a great holiday and a wonderful summer and we are delighted to see you again on Tuesday September 27 at 10:30 a.m. at 6MIC for a conference by Agnès Ghenassia whose theme will be “Children and Adolescents in Modern Art. and contemporary”. Agnès Ghenassia wished to provide us with the following details: The conference on Tuesday, September 27 at 6MIC will have the theme “children and adolescents in modern and contemporary art”, because many of us have rubbed shoulders with young people, young and old, during the summer. Without repeating the works of the exhibition “Presumed Innocents” of which we have already mentioned the controversies it had aroused, we will see how and why painters and sculptors take up this subject which is at once biographical, nostalgic and sometimes political. . While waiting for the 27th, you will be able to come and enjoy at the Méjanes library, from September 13th, the exhibition of the work carried out by the GAG ​​(Agnès Ghenassia’s group) during the 2021-2022 school year, About twenty visual artists amateurs among you worked around the cross-cutting theme of hybridizations: hybridization of cultures, techniques, media. You are cordially invited to the opening on September 13 at 6 p.m. Exhibition from September 13 to 24 Opening hours: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Kind regards to all, and above all, take care of yourself.

Juin and september 2022

Venise trips by the friends of the Vasarely Foundation

The group of friends in front of the Palazzo Grassi
Facing San Giorgio Magiore
Sylvie Piquemal

Sylvie Piquemal

Présidente

Our next meeting

Tuesday September 27 at 10:30 a.m. at 6MIC for a new conference by Agnès Ghenassia.

Children and adolescents in modern and contemporary art

Children and adolescents in modern and contemporary art

A conference by Agnès Ghenassia

Tuesday 27th of September 2022 at 10:30 am

The Impressionists took as models the children around them and their own children in scenes of family life or games which contrast with the fixed postures of the commissioned portraits of their predecessors.
Many artists who became fathers, Otto Dix, Paul Klee, Picasso, Gerhard Richter, have taken a very personal, tender look at childhood.
Balthus and Paula Rego are known for their enigmatic, disturbing little girls. Other artists like Boltanski or Bernard Faucon, express childhood nostalgia, and Marlene Dumas, like Claire Tabouret, paint children
serious, questioning, as well as Ron Mueck and Charles Ray in sculpture. Finally, by representing children, the painter Zhang Xiaogang and the artist Prune Noury ​​express the same concerns about the demography of China and Patricia Piccinini questions the future of the human race.

MEMBERS ENTRY FEE : 5€
NON MEMBERS : 7€

The conference will be held at the 6MIC (Salle des Musiques Actuelles du Pays d’Aix), located at the entrance to the new district of Constance in Aix-en-Provence, a few hundred meters from the Vasarely Foundation, at the level of the chemin Hawthorns.

6MIC
Salle des Musiques Actuelles du Pays d’Aix

160, rue Pascal Duverger
13090 Aix-en-Provence

An exhibition by the groupe Agnès Ghénassia

From the 13th to the 24th of September 2022 – 10:00 am to 7:00 pm

HYBRIDATION, an exhibition by the GAG at the Méjanes Library, Aix-en-Provence

HYBRIDATION, une exposition du GAG à la Bibliothèque Méjanes, Aix-en-Provence

HYBRIDATIONS

A GAG exhibition
Groupe Agnès Ghénassia

from the 13th to the 24th of September 2022
10:00 am to 7:00 pm

You will be able to come and appreciate at the Méjanes library, from September 13, the exhibition of the work carried out by the GAG ​​(group of Agnès Ghenassia) during the 2021-2022 school year, About twenty amateur visual artists among you have worked around the cross-cutting theme of hybridizations: hybridization of cultures, techniques, media. You are cordially invited to the opening on September 13 at 6 p.m.

Bibliothèque Méjanes – Allumettes
8, rue des Allumettes
13100 Aix-en-Provence

Intérieur de La Fondation VasarelyVasarely Foundation,  hall n°5

Reflecting on the art and avant-garde look that Victor Vasarely focused on the role of the artist in the twentieth century, the Foundation was created to popularize art without cultural or social discrimination: an art for all; accessible to everyone.
Avant-garde architecture, the Foundation is thought of as a gigantic lumino-kinetic sculpture where the optical animations of the facade prefigure the kinetic games of the 42 monumental integrations that we discover inside the building.
The most famous works of Victor Vasarely are presented to the Foundation in the form of monumental works allowing the visitor to appreciate the outcome to which Vasarely brings geometric abstract painting under the name of kinetic art. Vasarely was one of the promoters of this movement, as well as his son Yvaral, visual artist and graphic designer. The Foundation presents their works, as well as those of contemporary artists who work on the interactions between the work and the public in temporary exhibitions.

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.