Looking for outings off the beaten track? These exhibitions will capture your thoughts and baffle your senses. Ranging from poetry to politics, not to mention music or dance, Artsper stands guarantee, that you’ll have a wonderful weekend.
JEAN-LUC VERNA AT MAC VAL DE MARNE
Jean-Luc Verna © MAC VAL
MAC VAL, new El Dorado of groundbreaking art, intensifies inventiveness with punk-poetic retrospective. Jean-Luc Verna exhibits like a chameleon (visual performer) and star (his body as the medium). The shooting star of contemporary art doesn’t aim to shine but to make everyone starry-eyed. Under the chiaroscuro light, octagonal and symmetric scenography embraces the spectator’s body. Blazing up to be followed.
End of exhibition on 26th February
Where ? MAC VAL de Marne, place de la Libération, 94400 Vitry-sur-Seine
JEAN-LUC MOULÈNE AT CENTRE POMPIDOU
Jean-Luc Moulène, « Rétrospective de protocoles », Centre Pompidou © Centre Pompidou
“I always preferred poets rather than artists”, “the ones who do real politics, are poets. These are the ones who mark History”, says Jean-Luc Moulène. His protocol retrospectives illustrate “a poetic act in which art science and technology are combined”, according to the commissioner, Sophie Duplaix. The unusual character of his volumes manufactured in 3D by the computer, awaken an indifferent look. His poetry is the fruit of a long elaboration quest, which materializes each of his objects.
End of exhibition on 20th February
Where ? Centre Pompidou, Place Georges-Pompidou, 75004 Paris
A FRAGRANCE OF HAPPINESS AT MAC CRÉTEIL
Reservoir chickens, 2011 © Alain Laboile
In the exhilarating context of the new era with paid holidays, 1936 onwards…sports clubs for Parisian workers have been booming. France Demay, half-athlete half-photographer, captures these moments of lightness and shared freedom. Another time period… Alain Laboile, half-daddy half-photographer uncoils a family album where zest for life is highlighted before nostalgia and the unusual. He focuses on the gentle period of childhood through games of his offsprings. With a sharp sense of composition for his photos, he interlinks elements through unique charm.
End of exhibition 4th March
Where ? MAC Créteil, 1 Place Salvador Allende, 94000 Créteil
LYON. « CORPS REBELLES » AT MUSEM OF CONFLUENCES
© Michel Loiselle
« Corps rebelle » opens the ball of « virtuous dance », « vulnerable dance », « savant dance », « popular dance », « dance of elsewhere »… Museum of Confluences celebrates body art and captivates us through a night hawk immersion where large screens mix art and reality. The zeal of the dance deployed, raises societal concerns. Our steps follow in theirs, sketched by Isadora Duncan, Maguy Marin, Angelin Preljocaj, on a tight edge between aesthetics and politics.
End of Exhibition on 5th March
Where? Le Musée des Confluences, 86 Quai Perrache, 69002 Lyon
© Art Madrid
Let’s head to the Iberian capital for the 12th edition of the contemporary art fair “Art Madrid”. A few figures…5 days of events in an exceptional setting, 50 contemporary art galleries for a multitude of disciplines. Ranging from painting to sculpture, not to mention graphic design or photography, the quality of the selected works make your stop in Madrid, worthwhile. State of the art and major event, whose influence has created a solid reputation, which goes beyond borders, for this inescapable meeting of contemporary art lovers.
From 22 to 26 february 2017
Where ? Galería de Cristal de CentroCentro Cibeles. 1 Montalbán St., near Plaza de Cibeles 1. Madrid
LONDRES. « YOU SAY YOU WANT A REVOLUTION? » AU V&A MUSEUM
How have the finished and unfinished revolutions of the late 1960s changed the way we live today and think about the future?
The Victoria & Albert Museum reawaken the sound of the 60’s. A flash-back on the revolutionary and flourishing period on several fronts: music, politics, feminism, ecology, fashion, sex… An immersible exhibition, which begins by Simon and Garfunkel and closes with “Imagine” of John Lennon, triggering hope to imagine all horizons that they have outlined. For the grand finale, a virtual concert room where screens plunge us into the ardor of festivals.
End of exhibition 27th February
Where? V&A Museum Cromwell Rd, Knightsbridge, London SW7 2RL