AVI­GNON / (RE)BIRTH

L'officiel Art - - Summer Guide -

Col­lec­tion Lam­bert, ope­ning Ju­ly 3rd, 5, rue Vio­lette, 84000 Avi­gnon, T +33(0)4 90 16 56 20. “Andres Ser­ra­no, Ain­si soit-il”, Fon­da­tion Emile Hugues, 2, Place du Frêne, 06140 Vence, T + 33(0)4 93 58 15 78.

The mu­seum of the Col­lec­tion Lam­bert, ori­gi­nal­ly lo­ca­ted in the Hô­tel de Cau­mont, has now ta­ken over the Hô­tel de Mont­fau­con, and dou­bled its ex­hi­bi­tion floor space (from 1800 to 3600 sq. m). The Hô­tel de Cau­mont will be re­ser­ved for tem­po­ra­ry ex­hi­bi­tions while the Hô­tel de Mont­fau­con just be­side the lat­ter will be used to dis­play the per­ma­nent col­lec­tion. The new com­plex will fea­ture an au­di­to­rium, a re­cep­tion room, two out­side cour­tyards, a project room to show ar­tists' vi­deos and films, to or­ga­nize per­for­mances, concerts and to wel­come theatre and dance com­pa­nies. There will al­so be a new area de­vo­ted to the res­to­ra­tion of art­works. Last but not least an apartment will al­low the re­born ins­ti­tu­tion to ac­com­mo­date ar­tists in re­si­dence. With 556 ma­jor art­works, the do­na­tion by Yvon Lam­bert is the most im­por­tant in France since the Louvre re­cei­ved the Mo­reau-Né­la­ton do­na­tion in 1906! The list is ra­ther im­pres­sive: 36 works by Cy Twom­bly, 10 by Ro­bert Ry­man, 120 photographs of­fe­red by Andres Ser­ra­no in 2006, 35 works by Sol Le­Witt, 70 photographs by Nan Gol­din… + Do­nald Judd, Brice Mar­den, Da­niel Bu­ren, Den­nis Op­pen­heim, Gor­don Matta-Clark, An­selm Kie­fer, Mi­quel Bar­ce­lo, Ju­lian Sch­na­bel, Jean-Mi­chel Bas­quiat, Dou­glas Gor­don ou Ber­trand La­vier. The inau­gu­ral ex­hi­bi­tion will fea­ture some of these mas­ter­pieces and pay a tri­bute to Pa­trice Ché­reau. This tri­bute is al­so a first col­la­bo­ra­tion with the Avi­gnon fes­ti­val. Worth men­tio­ning: some of the pic­tures by Andres Ser­ra­no are on show in Vence un­til June 10.

Andres Ser­ra­no, Cemetery Si­mon Bo­li­var, Trinidad 2012.

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