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
02 mar. > 10 june 2019

Francesco Vezzoli

Le Lacrime Dei Poeti

Vue de l’exposition Le Lacrime dei poeti Francesco Vezzoli, The Eternal Kiss, 2015, courtesy de l’artiste et Almine Rech, © Francesco Vezzoli — Cy Twombly, Three Dialogues, 1977, Donation Yvon Lambert à l’État français / Centre national des arts plastiques / Dépôt à la Collection Lambert, Avignon (détail), © Cy Twombly Foundation.
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Vue de l’exposition Le Lacrime dei poeti Francesco Vezzoli, The Eternal Kiss, 2015, courtesy de l’artiste et Almine Rech, © Francesco Vezzoli — Cy Twombly, Three Dialogues, 1977, Donation Yvon Lambert à l’État français / Centre national des arts plastiques / Dépôt à la Collection Lambert, Avignon (détail), © Cy Twombly Foundation.

Sculptures de Francesco Vezzoli, en dialogue avec des œuvres

de Louise Lawler, Giulio Paolini et Cy Twombly

 

Conceived with the artist, the exhibition Francesco Vezzoli, Le Lacrime dei poeti features a group of about twenty of his recent sculptures, some created especially for Avignon, in dialogue with series of emblematic works by Cy Twombly, Giulio Paolini and Louise Lawler, all visibly influenced by mythology and classicism.Through the sensitive, unique dialogues with the classical heritage that such radical gestures create, through Francesco Vezzoli’s works – consisting of ancient sculptures bought in auction houses for his transformation, rearrangement and completion – it is not only a question of observing how different generations of artists confront the history of art and mythology, but also of sketching the outlines of the very notion of the contemporary in art.

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