For your next event in Marseille, here’s our selection of 4 hot exhibitions to visit before or after your trade show, conference or convention. Get in some culture!
To the galleries!
The Juxtapoz workshop chose a school closed in 2012 as the location for a four-month artistic residence, followed by a four-month exhibition. Alexandre D’Alessio, the event’s Artistic Director, selected around 40 artists to produce temporary works directly on the walls (classrooms, outdoor playgrounds, covered playgrounds, etc.).
Alfredo Jaar – Nous l’avons tant aimé, la revolution (We loved it so much, the revolution)
Specially designed for the Marseille [mac] contemporary art museum, this retrospective Alfredo Jaar exhibition brings together about 77 of his works around an installation of 150 tonnes of broken glass, which covers the majority of the floor of the rooms.
The title of the exhibition is inspired by the 1986 eponymous book by Daniel Cohn-Bendit, in which the author interviews militants and intellectuals from the 1968 movement around the world. Jaar returns to the concept of his earlier “Abbiamo amato tanto la rivoluzione” presented at the Fondazione Merz in Turin in 2013.
FUTURS Matisse, Miró, Calder…
How have artists represented the future and the technological progress from the start of the 20th century to today?
From the first representations of the new industrial cities of the early 20th century to the fascination with the conquest of space, this exhibition gives an account of artists’ interest in architecture, robotics and images from space. With a collection of some 100 works, paintings, sculptures, photographs and installations, the exhibition retraces the links and influences from reality and fiction which unite art, science, literature and cinema through the major artistic movements of the 20th century.
Coproduced by the City of Marseille/RMN-Grand Palais
Dan Graham – Observatory/Playground
Following Xavier Veilhan’s “Architectones” in 2013 and Daniel Buren’s “Défini, Fini, Infini” exhibition in 2014, this year Ora Ito has invited Dan Graham for a summer exhibition at the MAMO: “Observatory/Playground”, 14 June to 20 September 2015.
Continuing on from his first two exhibitions, Dan Graham will be presenting a collection of works composed of two pavilions, seven models and a selection of films screened on the rooftop of the Cité Radieuse.