Collection Lambert
en Avignon
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> 2018
new exhibition 16 feb. > 25 feb. 2018
> 2017
DJAMEL TATAH Echoes of classic paintings and drawings and monochromes from the Collection Lambert 03 dec. 2017 > 20 may 2018 RÊVEZ # 2 Young artists 03 dec. 2017 > 20 may 2018 J'♥ Avignon The artists and the Collection Lambert 03 dec. 2017 > 20 may 2018 ON AIME L'ART...!! Un choix d'Éric Mézil parmi les oeuvres de la Collection agnès b. 06 july > 05 nov. 2017 LA VIE SECRÈTE DES PLANTES Anselm Kiefer, Wolfgang Laib, Joseph Beuys, Lothar Baumgarten 06 july > 05 nov. 2017 LEILA ALAOUI Je te pardonne 06 july > 05 nov. 2017 KEITH HARING 06 july > 05 nov. 2017 The Figuration Libre in the Lambert's Collection Back to the painting 28 feb. > 05 june 2017
> 2016
LES COMBAS DE LAMBERT Robert Combas 11 dec. 2016 > 05 june 2017 Chefs d'oeuvre du Musée Angladon — Collection Jacques Doucet Van Gogh, Modigliani, Degas, Sisley... 11 dec. 2016 > 26 feb. 2017 RÊVEZ ! Exposition et prix Yvon Lambert pour la jeune création 11 dec. 2016 > 05 june 2017 THE SLEEPWORKER Deux jeunes artistes au chômage 08 oct. 2016 A Summer at the Collection Lambert Au Coeur — Amos Gitaï — Andres Serrano 03 july > 06 nov. 2016 TO THE HEART Landscapes of Childhood 03 july > 06 nov. 2016 ANDRES SERRANO Torture 03 july > 25 sep. 2016 new exhibition 03 july > 06 nov. 2016 AMOS GITAÏ CHRONICLE OF AN ASSASSINATION FORETOLD 03 july > 06 nov. 2016 From Warhol to Basquiat The Masterpieces of the Lambert collection, Musée de Vence 20 feb. > 22 may 2016
> 2015
Andres Serrano, Ainsi soit-il + A new look on the Lambert Collection 20 dec. 2015 > 12 june 2016 Adel Addessemed Jalousies, Complicités avec Jean Nouvel 02 oct. 2015 > 17 jan. 2016 New exhibition 11 july > 18 oct. 2015 Patrice Chéreau, An Imaginary Museum From David, Géricault, Goya, de La Tour to Bacon, Picasso, Richter... 11 july > 18 oct. 2015 Andres Serrano, Ainsi soit-il Extramural program, Vence 22 mar. > 30 aug. 2015
> 2014
LAST DAYS Come to visit the show 21 nov. > 25 nov. 2014 Andres Serrano Palais Fesch, Ajaccio 27 june > 29 sep. 2014 The Disappearance of the fireflies Prison Sainte Anne, 55 rue de la Banasterie, Avignon 18 may > 25 nov. 2014
> 2013
Les Papesses Louise Bourgeois, Camille Claudel, Berlinde de Bruyckere, Kiki Smith, Jana Sterbak 09 june > 11 nov. 2013
> 2012
Oriental Mirages, Pomegranates and Prickly Pears Mediterranean Comings and goings 09 dec. 2012 > 28 apr. 2013 The masterpieces of the Yvon Lambert donation 07 july > 11 nov. 2012
> 2011
Lawrence Weiner - Vik Muniz 11 dec. 2011 > 17 june 2012 Le temps retrouvé Cy Twombly photographe et artistes invités 12 june > 20 nov. 2011
> 2010
I Believe in Miracles 10 years at the Collection Lambert 12 dec. 2010 > 08 may 2011 Miquel Barcelo Terramare 27 june > 07 nov. 2010
> 2009
Sans-Titre #1 Works of the Collection Lambert, Paintings of 1970s-1980s 24 oct. 2009 > 31 jan. 2010 Roni Horn 21 june > 04 oct. 2009
> 2008
After Roma 14 dec. 2008 > 31 may 2009 Douglas Gordon Where Are the Keys? 06 july > 02 nov. 2008 Le Grand tour The Collection Lambert exhibited at the Villa Medicis in Rome 05 may > 15 june 2008 Candice Breitz Post Script 10 feb. > 18 may 2008
> 2007
I don't kiss 27 oct. 2007 > 20 jan. 2008 Cy Twombly Blooming, A Scattering of Blossoms and other Things 05 june > 14 oct. 2007 Let Us Render to Cézanne... 18 mar. > 20 may 2007
> 2006
Andres Serrano La part maudite 18 nov. 2006 > 11 feb. 2007 Figures de l'acteur The Actor's Paradox 08 july > 15 oct. 2006
> 2005
5 ans The Collection Lambert en Avignon 25 june 2005 > 30 may 2006 Theorema A private collection in Italy 05 feb. > 29 may 2005
> 2004
Sol LeWitt / Christian Marclay 30 oct. 2004 > 16 jan. 2005 Eijanaika! Yes Future! Post-20th century Japan 10 july > 10 oct. 2004 À Fripon Fripon et demi Pour une école buissonnière 21 feb. > 06 june 2004
> 2003
Salla Tykkä Happy days 25 oct. 2003 > 25 jan. 2004 Francis Alÿs The Prophet and the Fly 25 oct. 2003 > 25 jan. 2004 Coollustre 25 may > 28 sep. 2003 Rendez-Vous 4 25 jan. > 27 apr. 2003
> 2002
Photographier 01 june > 24 nov. 2002
> 2001
Rendez-Vous 3 16 dec. 2001 > 28 apr. 2002 Artists' Collections 01 july > 30 nov. 2001
> 2000
Rendez-Vous 2 01 dec. 2000 > 31 mar. 2001 Rendez-Vous 1 27 june > 01 oct. 2000
Exhibition
03 dec. 2017 > 20 may 2018

J'♥ Avignon

The artists and the Collection Lambert

J'♥ Avignon is a tribute to the papal city which forgets, in the shadow of its medieval buildings, that artists were born in this town where they stayed. Olivier Messiaen was born there in 1906 and was an organist at Saint-Didier Church, while we know that none other than Stéphane Mallarmé taught there for two years. 

 

Since the opening of the Collection Lambert almost twenty years ago, artists have followed in each other’s footsteps and paid tribute to the papal city: Cy Twombly and his famous “Temps retrouvée” Pure Consciousness (Avignon) by On Kawara created in Jean-Henri Fabre’s little primary school; Francesco Vezzoli’s reinterpretation of the famous photo of Agnès Varda with Jean Vilar and Maria Casarès; Claude Lévêque, Yan Pei-Ming, Miquel Barceló and Christian Marclay, who ironically brings some variety by reworking a disc cover of Mireille Mathieu and Joey Kötting which takes the famous nursery rhyme Sur le pont d’Avignon (On the bridge of Avignon) with a class of children.

 

In 1998, when Hôtel de Caumont was converted into a museum after some time as a humanities university, the schoolchildren’s blackboards escaped destruction. Lawrence Weiner, Bertrand Lavier and Niele Toroni revisited them with an artistic licence. For the exhibition J'♥ Avignon, new paintings of schoolchildren enrich this unusual collection, particularly with Djamel Tatah and Yan Pei-Ming.

 

Finally, the museum’s attic will be given a lease of life, recalling the cult exhibition from 2015 in the prison of Avignon, La disparition des Lucioles (The disappearance of Fire ies). A new piece by Christian Boltanski will bring to memory the dark moments of our history, with, in tandem, the much-requested projection of the video work where the documentarian and author Marceline Loriden-Ivens returns to prison after 70 years: she was consigned there with her father during the war – a father she would not see again as she was sent to Auschwitz-Birkenau. It was here that she became a bench-mate with Simone Weil. They remained friends until her death in July 2017. 

 

The artists

Adel Abdessemed, Pierre-Marie Agin, Miquel Barceló, Christian Boltanski, Cartier Bresson, Auguste Chabaud, Berlinde De Bruyckere, Vincent Fosse, Nan Goldin, Douglas Gordon, François Halard, Roni Horn, On Kawara, Idris Khan, Joey Kötting, Jannis Kounellis, Bertrand Lavier, Louise Lawler, Hamid Maghraoui, Christian Marclay, Pascal Martinez, Jonas Mekas, Vik Muniz, Yan Pei-Ming, Adam Pendleton, Man Ray, Andres Serrano, Kiki Smith, Niele Toroni, Cy Twombly, Francesco Vezzoli, Lawrence Weiner.