Collection Lambert
en Avignon
5 rue Violette
84 000 Avignon
Open every day
Except Monday from 11am to 6pm.
July-August, open every day
From 11am to 7pm.
Exhibition
03 july 2016 > 01 july 2018

ADEL ABDESSEMED

Coup de Tête

From the 3rd July

 

Coup de tête, Adel Abdessemed, 2012, ©Adel Abdessemed / ADAGP, Paris 2012
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Coup de tête, Adel Abdessemed, 2012, ©Adel Abdessemed / ADAGP, Paris 2012

Exhibition
03 july > 06 nov. 2016

A Summer at the Collection Lambert

Au Coeur — Amos Gitaï — Andres Serrano

This summer, the Collection Lambert open its gates for 6 new exhibitions with unique parternship. 

 

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TO THE HEART

LANDSCAPE OF CHILHOOD

3 July - 6 November

 

An exhibition build around the performance of the choreographer Thierry Thieû Niang with an original scenographie of Claude Lévêque. 

At the occasion of the 70 edition of the Festival d'Avignon

 

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AMOS GITAÏ

CHRONICLE OF AN 

ASSASSINATION FORETOLD

3 July - 6 November

 

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ANDRES SERRANO

TORTURE

3 July - 25 September

as part of the programm "Grand Arles Express" of the "Rencontres d'Arles"

Exhibition organised by a/political and the Collection Lambert

 

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CHRISTOPHE GIN

CARMIGNAC PHOTOJOURNALISM AWARD

3 July - 6 November

 

ADEL ABDESSEMED

Coup de tête, 2012

From July 3

The monumental sculpture will be installed in the museum's courtyard as well as the museum is presenting a selection of major works by the artist.

 

 

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LA QUESTION
WORKS FROM THE LAMBERT COLLECTION
Claude Lévêque, La Nuit, 1984, Portraits peints sur bois découpé, lampes, tipis, projection de lumière / Diffusion sonore, ambiance nocturne / Conception sonore en collaboration avec Hervé Imbault, guitare Stéphane Antoine / Collection FRAC Pays de la Loire / Photo Tomas Soucek © ADAGP Claude Lévêque / Courtesy the artist and kamel mennour, Paris
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Claude Lévêque, La Nuit, 1984, Portraits peints sur bois découpé, lampes, tipis, projection de lumière / Diffusion sonore, ambiance nocturne / Conception sonore en collaboration avec Hervé Imbault, guitare Stéphane Antoine / Collection FRAC Pays de la Loire / Photo Tomas Soucek © ADAGP Claude Lévêque / Courtesy the artist and kamel mennour, Paris

 

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Exhibition
03 july > 06 nov. 2016

TO THE HEART

Landscapes of Childhood

3rd July - 6th November

 

Inspired by the creation of To the heart

choreography Thierry Thieû Niang

scenography Claude Lévêque

 

Performance presented as part of the 70e Festival d’Avignon

 

This new summer exhibition, born from a performing art project created by the choreographer Thierry Thieû Niang, faithful to the Collection Lambert, and produced by the Avignon Festival, Chartreuse de Villeneuve-lez-Avignon and the Collection Lambert.

This project showcases children from 8 to 18, living in Avignon, who have mostly never danced before, and who experiment with the body’s vocabulary, the meaning of a gesture or the outcome of an intention. They understand the difficult that occurs when a body is thrown off balance, staggers, falls, then picks itself up again.

 

Attending on a first workshops in Spring 2016, Éric Mézil, director of the Collection Lambert and exhibition curator, was bowled over by the relevance, fragility and truth of these children and adolescents ‘‘playing dead’’. They have undeniably become a unique community, able to question and challenge an established system. Their fragility and engagement speak of outbreaks, falls, loss and consolation.

 

Where exhibitions usually create diverse cultural and artistic programmes, which have resonance, Éric Mézil has chosen to stand the museum on its head and make this performance project the starting point to a major exhibition that extends in time and space the discernible shapes brought into play through the work of Thierry Thieû Niang and Claude Lévêque. The choreographer wants to involve in his project artists such as the singer Camille Dalmais, the author Linda Lê, the viol player Robin Pharo and the fashion designer Agnès b.

 

Therefore the exhibition’s aim is to have a stake in landscapes explored by the To the heart show ; namely those of committed young people engaged in trying out new things, trial and error, the learning process and all things possible; where we can break apart then get back together again, like these young people who are discovering the metamorphosis of their own bodies, their spirit and their place in the world.

 

Éric Mézil, Director of the Collection Lambert

 

 

Revez !, Claude Lévêque, 2008, néons multicouleurs, © ADAGP, Paris 2016, Photo Fabrice Seixas
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Revez !, Claude Lévêque, 2008, néons multicouleurs, © ADAGP, Paris 2016, Photo Fabrice Seixas

Exhibition
03 july > 25 sep. 2016

ANDRES SERRANO

Torture

3 July - 25 spetembre 

 

For his third exhibition at the Collection Lambert, Andres Serrano presents his latest series, which he began working on in 2005 at the request of the New York Times Magazine. Thanks to his meeting with the a/political organisation whose headquarters are in London with production workshops in Maubourguet, west of Toulouse, the artist received all the logistical support to produce works, which, as is always the case with Andres Serrano,

are at the heart of international news and events.

 

This exhibition aims to combine these photographs on a History of Torture, with a set of thirty-three etchings by Goya, on loan from the Oldenburg Museum in Germany. This juxtaposition between the rawness of Andres Serrano’s photographic images, and the sublime horror of Goya’s Los Caprichos and The Disasters of War, enables the unspeakable to be exposed,

 

Torture by Andres Serrano begins with the wars of religion from another retrogressive time - The Inquisition of the Middle Ages, which lasted until the dawn of the Age of Enlightenment. The artist then gets involved in photographic mapping of places symbolic of torture in the twentieth century : the Jewish death camps that served Nazi ideology, where six million Jews were deported and killed ; the Cold War with Stasi prisons and

interrogation rooms where evil, psychological torture took place ; those that recall the worst moments in Northern Ireland when, after the notorious events of Bloody Sunday, some prisoners were isolated from the world by being permanently hooded.

This photographic line of questioning implicitly reinstates human beings at the centre of the artist’s approach, which takes us back to the dark days of Spain, Cathar Country, Germany, Poland, Ireland and finally the East, and the famous Axis of Evil, a project that justified the action of George W. Bush after the September 11 attacks.

 

 

Éric Mézil, Director of the Collection Lambert

Exhibition
03 july > 06 nov. 2016

new exhibition

Exhibition
03 july > 06 nov. 2016

AMOS GITAÏ

CHRONICLE OF AN ASSASSINATION FORETOLD

3 July - 6 November

 

Amos Gitai is a trained architect who also works as an artist. Today he is one of the world’s most well-known and respected filmmakers. He continues to live and work in his native Israel.

Amos Gitai’s work raises questions about identity, memory and history in relation to the destiny of his country and its surroundings. He uses film to stimulate profound thoughts on past and present events, dealing also with the transmission of memory and the role of art in relation to these issues. He adopts a singular approach to the theme of memory that immerses viewers in the assessment of a collective experience.

 

The spaces, pictures, sounds and images offer the public the possibility to embark on a personal journey and a unique spatial experience. Similar to architecture, these constructs confront various elements – photographs, collages, sounds and spaces – to generate responses and considerations from the public, and offer possible new interpretations. Amos Gitai’s most recent film Rabin, the Last Day, was presented at the 72nd Venice Film Festival.

 

Through the stories of different figures, it reconstructs the events leading up to the assassination, on 4 November 1995, of Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin. More than twenty years after the event, the film exposes entirely new details of the complex political struggles of this period and their consequence on society today. The exhibition is a special project dedicated to the film. A site-specific installation created by Amos Gitai himself shares and describes twenty years of research. In the setting of the Museum, Gitai proposes a new reading through a combination of video and audio installations, photographs and archival documents that approaches the question of democracy in parallel to the paroxysm of political violence. Amos Gitai has built his career as a witness to the evolution of society, in particular in Israel. He works to reveal the complexity and reality of geopolitical conflict in the Middle East. Through his films he questions issues of identity in the quasi-utopian society of the State of Israel.