Mu­se­ums, Ex­hil­a­rat­ing Art Scene

2018 ush­ers in a dy­namic year with world-class ex­hibits from Im­pres­sion­ist mas­ter Claude Monet, to a rare look at the pho­to­graphs of au­thor Jack Lon­don, and an eclec­tic ex­hibit on wine and mu­sic, Bordeaux’s art scene is burst­ing with va­ri­ety

Bordeaux J'Adore - - Contents - SUZANNE NEL­SON

Bordeaux’s art scene has Bur­geoned, and the city’s Mu­se­ums have played a fun­da­men­tal role through their am­bi­tious ex­hibits and events. At the In­sti­tut Bernard Ma­grez, lo­cated in the 18th cen­tury Château Labot­tière, visi­tors can ex­plore mod­ern and con­tem­po­rary art. At the CAPC, the con­tem­po­rary art mu­seum, you can visit the thought-pro­vok­ing ex­hibit NEWSPEAK, then re­lax at the rooftop Café du Musée. At the Musée d’aquitaine fol­low the path of Bordeaux’s his­tory from an­tiq­uity to the 20th cen­tury, then re-live Jack Lon­don’s great sail­ing odyssey in the South Seas.

To meet de­mand, mu­se­ums are open­ing new spa­ces in his­toric build­ings. Such is the case at the Mu­seum of Dec­o­ra­tive Arts and De­sign (MADD), where di­rec­tor Con­stance Ru­bini has turned the for­mer town jail into a new art space. The mu­seum it­self is in the im­pos­ing Hô­tel de La­lande, dat­ing from the 18th cen­tury and the Age of En­light­en­ment. It was once an aris­to­cratic res­i­dent but in the late 19th cen­tury it was ac­quired by the city and turned into the po­lice sta­tion. The city built a two-story jail in the gar­den, and used it un­til the 1960s. These his­toric build­ings were given a third life as a mu­seum, then re­stored to its for­mer glory - but un­til re­cently the jail was used for stor­age.

‘‘It’s a beau­ti­ful build­ing. We needed space to ex­pand for our con­tem­po­rary art, but I didn’t want to re­duce the 18th cen­tury space,’’ ex­plained Con­stance Ru­bini. MADD was quick to put the for­mer jail to use. ‘‘To­day we’re in a move­ment where we no longer put the mu­seum re­serves in build­ings in the heart of the city.’’ With its thick lime­stone walls, heavy iron door fix­tures and win­dow­less cells, the jail has been trans­formed though a raised roof and sky­lights. ’’For the first phase, we emp­tied the re­serves and or­ga­nized an ex­hibit. Now we will have a sec­ond ex­hibit while wait­ing for the ren­o­va­tion of the build­ing.’’

In or­der to bring the build­ing to in­ter­na­tional stan­dards of se­cu­rity, hu­mid­ity and tem­per­a­ture, so that the space can host loaned works of art from na­tional and in­ter­na­tional mu­se­ums, con­sid­er­able work must be done. In the mean­time, the space is show­cas­ing the de­signs of Martin Szekely in an ex­hibit en­ti­tled ‘‘Con­struc­tion’’ through mid Septem­ber. ‘‘He’s a great French de­signer,’’ said Ru­bini. ‘‘The ob­jects go from his first ob­jects to his most re­cent around the theme of Con­struc­tion, be­cause what is char­ac­ter­is­tic of his work is that he has sin­gu­lar man­ner for build­ing a piece of fur­ni­ture in hang­ing on to the limit of the ma­te­rial with the least mat­ter pos­si­ble.’’

Art ex­hi­bi­tions Satel­lite 11: NEWSPEAK (NOVLANGUE in French)

The mu­seum’s pop­u­lar Satel­lite pro­gram re­turns for its 11th edi­tion, in part­ner­ship with the Jeu de Paume (Paris) and the Am­paro Mu­seum of Pue­bla (Mex­ico), for NEWSPEAK with works of art from Damir Očko, Daphné Le Ser­gent and Ale­jan­dro Ce­sarco. Musée d’art Con­tem­po­rain de Bordeaux CAPC, un­til 6 Jan 2019 7, rue Fer­rère, 05 56 00 81 50 www.capc-bordeaux.fr

Tues­day, and Thurs­day to Sun­day 11 am to 6 pm ; Wed­nes­day 11 am to 8 pm.

[SIC]

[SIC] fea­tures works from the CAPC Col­lec­tion and runs from 29 Sept 2017 to 27 Oct 2019, fea­tur­ing more than 40 artists from the 1960s to to­day. Musée d’art Con­tem­po­rain de Bordeaux CAPC, un­til 27 Oct 2019.

Benoît Maire: “Thèbes”

Benoît Maire show­cases around 80 works of art, com­posed of paint­ings, sculp­tures, fur­ni­ture, daily ob­jects and films, rais­ing ques­tions about the threat of anx­i­ety and the dan­gers that weigh on a con­tem­po­rary so­ci­ety which is con­tin­u­ously ques­tion­ing it­self. Musée d’art Con­tem­po­rain de Bordeaux CAPC, un­til 2 Sept 2018.

Itin­er­ary of a Par­cel With­out Bor­ders (It­inéraire d’un Car­ton Sans Frontières)

Emer­gency hu­man­i­tar­ian ac­tion doesn’t boil down to iconic cri­sis pho­to­graphs. There is a hid­den, pow­er­ful world of lo­gis­tics nec­es­sary for de­liv­er­ing emer­gency med­i­cal care and equip­ment. This ex­hibit is in part­ner­ship with Doc­tors With­out Bor­ders.

Musée Na­tional des Douanes, un­til 2 Sept 2018

1, place de la Bourse, 05 56 48 82 82 www.musee-douanes.fr

Open Tues­day to Sun­day from 10 am to 6 pm.

Martin Szekely: “Con­struc­tion”

An im­por­tant ex­hi­bi­tion of the works of de­signer Martin Szekely, dis­play­ing fur­ni­ture, in­dus­trial ob­jects, and jew­ellery around the theme of con­struc­tion. Musée des Arts Dé­co­rat­ifs et De­sign (MADD), un­til 16 Sept 2018

39 rue Bouf­fard, 05 56 10 14 00 www.madd-bordeaux.fr

Wed­nes­day to Mon­day 11 am to 6 pm. Closed Tues­days and Bank Hol­i­days.

Philippe Mohlitz: “Pilleur de rêves” (Dream-plun­derer)

This ex­hi­bi­tion re­unites for the first time a se­lec­tion of works by mas­ter en­graver Philippe Mohlitz. The sec­ond ex­hi­bi­tion at the Fine Art Mu­seum be­gins on Oc­to­ber 25 with Nou­velles Es­pèces de Com­pag­nie and the com­mis­sioned work of Suzanne La­font.

Musée des Beaux Arts / Mu­seum of Fine Arts, un­til 4 Jun 2019

20, cours d’al­bret, 05 56 10 20 56 www.musba-bordeaux.fr

Open every day from 11 am to 6 pm. Closed Tues­day and bank hol­i­days.

Wine and Mu­sic, har­mony and dis­so­nance (16th – 19th cen­tury)

The ex­hi­bi­tion will in­clude 150 works (paint­ings and pot­tery, mu­sic books, mod­els, in­stru­ments, stage jew­ellery, etc.), il­lus­trat­ing the as­so­ci­a­tion be­tween

wine and mu­sic, based on themes rang­ing from the myth­i­cal to the pro­fane, the epi­curean to the moral­is­tic.

La Cité du Vin, un­til 24 June 2018 1, es­planade de Pon­tac

Ex­hi­bi­tion cost: €8 (full rate)

Com­bined ticket for the Per­ma­nent

Tour with the in­ter­ac­tive trav­el­ling com­pan­ion (in­clud­ing a tast­ing of world wine in the Belvédère) and the ex­hi­bi­tion: €24 (full rate).

Porto, Guest Vine­yard tem­po­rary ex­hibit

La Cité du Vin wel­comes the Port wine re­gion, the world’s old­est ap­pel­la­tion, whose Up­per Douro val­ley is in­scribed as a cul­tural land­scape in the UNESCO World Her­itage List.

La Cité du Vin, un­til 6 Jan 2019.

Dig­i­tal Abysses

The ren­o­vated WWII sub­ma­rine base is con­tem­po­rary art mu­seum and gallery with 2400 m² of ex­hi­bi­tion space. The 2018 sea­son opens with Dig­i­tal Abysses fea­tur­ing dig­i­tal artist Miguel Che­va­lier. The fol­low­ing ex­hi­bi­tion, Street Art, runs from June 20 to Septem­ber 16.

La Base Sous-ma­rine, un­til 20 May 2018 Boule­vard Al­fred Daney,

05 56 11 11 50 www.bordeaux.fr/o271/ base-sous-ma­rine

Tues­day to Sun­day 1:30 pm to 7 pm.

Jack Lon­don in the South Seas

Pho­to­graphs and ar­ti­facts re­lated to Jack Lon­don’s epic sail­ing trip in the South Seas. Lon­don sailed from San Fran­cisco to Syd­ney in 1907 on his boat Snark — an ex­pe­di­tion of more than 12,000 km! Musée d’aquitaine (Aquitaine Mu­seum), un­til 2 Nov 2018

20, cours Pas­teur, 05 56 01 51 00 www.musee-aquitaine-bordeaux.com Open every day from 11 am to 6 pm. Closed Mon­days and Bank Hol­i­days.

wine and mu­sic, based on themes rang­ing from the myth­i­cal to the pro­fane, the epi­curean to the moral­is­tic.

La Cité du Vin, un­til 24 June 2018 1, es­planade de Pon­tac

Ex­hi­bi­tion cost: €8 (full rate)

Com­bined ticket for the Per­ma­nent

Tour with the in­ter­ac­tive trav­el­ling com­pan­ion (in­clud­ing a tast­ing of world wine in the Belvédère) and the ex­hi­bi­tion: €24 (full rate). Porto, Guest Vine­yard tem­po­rary ex­hibit La Cité du Vin wel­comes the Port wine re­gion, the world’s old­est ap­pel­la­tion, whose Up­per Douro val­ley is in­scribed as a cul­tural land­scape in the UNESCO World Her­itage List.

La Cité du Vin, un­til 6 Jan 2019. Dig­i­tal Abysses

The ren­o­vated WWII sub­ma­rine base is con­tem­po­rary art mu­seum and gallery with 2400 m² of ex­hi­bi­tion space. The 2018 sea­son opens with Dig­i­tal Abysses fea­tur­ing dig­i­tal artist Miguel Che­va­lier. The fol­low­ing ex­hi­bi­tion, Street Art, runs from June 20 to Septem­ber 16.

La Base Sous-ma­rine, un­til 20 May 2018 Boule­vard Al­fred Daney,

05 56 11 11 50 www.bordeaux.fr/o271/ base-sous-ma­rine

Tues­day to Sun­day 1:30 pm to 7 pm. Jack Lon­don in the South Seas Pho­to­graphs and ar­ti­facts re­lated to Jack Lon­don’s epic sail­ing trip in the South Seas. Lon­don sailed from San Fran­cisco to Syd­ney in 1907 on his boat Snark — an ex­pe­di­tion of more than 12,000 km! Musée d’aquitaine (Aquitaine Mu­seum), un­til 2 Nov 2018

20, cours Pas­teur, 05 56 01 51 00 www.musee-aquitaine-bordeaux.com Open every day from 11 am to 6 pm. Closed Mon­days and Bank Hol­i­days.

Martin Szekely, Opus. PHOTO FABRICE GOUSSET

Philippe Mohlitz, Na­ture morte au bateau (1995). COUR­TESY OF MUSÉE DES BEAUX ARTS

PHOTO YANN GEAY,

Ex­hibit: It­inéraire d’un Car­ton sans Frontières, Musée Na­tional des Douanes.

PHOTO F. DE­VAL

Night time at La Base sous-ma­rine.

Benoît Maire, Thèbes. PHOTO BENOIT MAIRE

PHOTO COUR­TESY OF JACK LON­DON PA­PERS

Jack and Char­main Lon­don aboard the Snark.

PHOTO F. DE­VAL

Night time at La Base sous-ma­rine.

Benoît Maire, Thèbes. PHOTO BENOIT MAIRE

COUR­TESY OF JACK LON­DON PA­PERS

Jack and Char­main Lon­don aboard the Snark.

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