Dear Members, Dear Friends

I remind you of our next conference “Modern Art and the Sacred” presented by Agnès Ghenassia which will take place on Thursday, December 9 at 10:30 am at 6MIC.
Be careful, take note of THURSDAY 9 (and not Tuesday) exceptionally.

This will be our last meeting of the year 2021, and the year 2022 will open on January 11 with a talk on “David Hockney”.

I also encourage you to visit the wonderful exhibition at the Vasarely Foundation “50 years of the future”, Art will be the Common Treasure or it will not be. This exhibition has plenty of wonderful surprises and discoveries in store for you.

Finally, I invite you to read the last book that Pierre Vasarely wrote with Laetitia Sariroglou, journalist specializing in the judicial chronicle in Provence “Le Pillage” which tells us about the legal saga which surrounded the succession of Victor Vasarely.

I remind you that the health pass and the wearing of a mask are compulsory.

Looking forward to seeing you again,
Friendships to all

Sylvie Piquemal

Sylvie Piquemal

President

Conference of Thursday the 9th of December 2021 at 10:30 am

Our next conference at the 6MIC

Modern art and the sacred, conference of Thursday 9th of December 2021 at the 6MIC

Modern art and the sacred, conference of Thursday the 9th of December 2021

A conference by Agnès Ghenassia

The origins of art, in all cultures, are deeply linked to gods or to God.
What about this relationship to the sacred in the disenchanted context of modern and contemporary art? artists must invent new forms of trade with the invisible, with the very idea of ​​transcendence.
What traces remain of the connivance with the religion which had carried art for centuries?

Conference of Thursday the 9th od December 2021 at 10:30 am

ENTRY FEE FOR MEMBERS : 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 Constance district in Aix-en-Provence, a few hundred meters from the Vasarely Foundation, at the level of the chemin des Aubépines.

6MIC
Salle des Musiques Actuelles du Pays d’Aix

160, rue Pascal Duverger
13090 Aix-en-Provence

Dance show of the 16th of November 2021 at 7:00 pm

Followed by a cocktail at the Vasarely Foundation

Kinetics, shapes in motion, bodies in formation

Spectacle de danse : Cinétique, des formes en mouvement, des corps en formation

KINETICS

SHAPES IN MOTION
BODIES IN FORMATION

A dance show followed by a cocktail

TUESDAY 16th of NOVEMBER 2021 at 7:00pm

Compagnie Pierre de Lune

Chorégraphie Katia Pierre

Carte blanche to the Pierre de Lune Choreographic Group made up of young dancers from the Katia Pierre dance school (Pays d’Arles). The choreographer continues her creative process dedicated specifically to museum space, these young artists are shaking up the idea of ​​dance, just as dance renews the approach we have of the museum. Art is decompartmentalised in favor of transversality offering a space conducive to performance. This represents an essential aspect of the artistic process of the Company, the questions it raises concern duration and ephemerality, we also glimpse the role of the document and the function of memory …

MEMBERSHIP ENTRY RATE : 15€
NOT A MEMBER : 20€

Reservations et information
telephone – 00+33 6 09 54 06 77
e-mail – reservation@vasarely.net

Fondation Vasarely
Jas-de-Bouffan
1, avenue Marcel Pagnol
13090 Aix-en-Provence

NB: Unfortunately COVID is still here and threatens all of us. Everything is done to welcome you in the best sanitary conditions respecting the instructions of the government. Please bring your health pass and a mask that you will keep throughout the show. Alcoholic Hydro Gel is at your disposal before entering the room.

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.