« This is not a museum », 29 November 2014 – 15 March 2015

« This is not a museum »
When the visual arts interact with dance, poetry, music 
29 November 2014 – 15 March 2015

In 2014, the Maeght Foundation invites all art lovers to celebrate its fiftieth anniversary with three major events. The third event will be devoted to artistic encounters and will be accompanied by concerts and events orchestrated in the spirit of the “Nuits de la Fondation Maeght”. Conceived as an exhibition-mosaic, this last event will honor the interactions between the visual arts and dance, literature, music and theater through audio, photographic and film archives as well as the presentation of works emphasising these different disciplines. "This is not a museum," this phrase borrowed from André Malraux affirms how much the performing arts meant to Aimé Maeght.

The exhibition will recall the prestigious “Nuits de la Fondation Maeght” and it will pay tribute to the artists that have given legendary performances here. Thanks to a partnership with the INA, this exhibition will recapture the spirit of those encounters through many film and sound recordings. The play "Mori el Merma" from the Théâtre de la Claca, this "wonderful" event that took place in 1979 at the Maeght Foundation, will also be honored thanks to a loan by the Miró Foundation in Barcelona of some costumes and masks created by Joan Miró.

Art in all its forms to pay tribute to this place for creation.

These exchanges also concern the art of today. This is how, through generations and heritage, this exhibition will present the work of young French artist Damien Deroubaix who will connect with visual works and texts by Pablo Picasso under the title "Picasso and Me", but also feature the dialogues of artists Jean-Charles Blais, Christian Bonnefoi, Pascal Broccolichi, Marco Del Re, Claudine Drai, Lars Fredrikson, Gérard Fromanger, Jörg Immendorff, Ladislas Kijno, Alain Lestié, Joan Miró, François Rouan and Hélène Vanel with the performing arts of dance, poetry and music.

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Jörg Immendorff "The theatres of painting” - 28 March - 14 June, 2015

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After presenting the collection of Gori Giuliano whose theme was the creation of an artistic territory, "Arcadia in Celle", in the hills of Tuscany and the collection of Bernard Massini on the question of human nature’s ambivalence, the Marguerite and Aimé Maeght Foundation will this time present, from 28 March to 14 June, Michael Werner’s choice devoted to a single artist, Jörg Immendorff, and an in-depth study of his work. "It is through his long companionship and passion for his art that we have chosen a series of works with the artist as the main character on different pictorial, social, epic, romantic and mental scenes or on the stage of the History of art such as Immendorff imagined them.", explained Olivier Kaeppelin.

Born in 1945 in West Germany, Jörg Immendorff was a student of Joseph Beuys and friend to East German A.R. Penck. Despite his early death in 2007, he leaves behind a work that is immense both by its pictorial power and by the intensity of its engagement. The Maeght Foundation’s exhibition to him was a choice made together with Michael Werner and presents nearly fifty paintings from the years 1970 to 2007 as well as a dozen sculptures. A large part of the creations are dedicated to the last period of the artist’s life, rarely seen in France, and gives an opportunity to discover the sculptor.

A great designer, a major painter and extraordinary colorist, Immendorff delivers a unique vision of the world, taking the audience from one theater to another: that of large cities like the "ice zones" of certain time periods, sheets of ice, and that of cafes, bars, "the underbelly" sometimes taking on the appearance of hell, not to mention the more intimate and spiritual theater of the History of art.

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Fondation Maeght
623, chemin des Gardettes
06570 Saint-Paul de Vence, France
Tel : +33 (0)4 93 32 81 63
Fax : +33 (0)4 93 32 53 22
E-mail : contact@fondation-maeght.com

Parking, bookshop, library, cafeteria.

Information and booking for groups :
Phone : +33 (0)4 93 32 81 63
Fax : +33 (0)4 93 32 53 22

Open every day, without exception:
October-June: 10 am - 6 pm
July-September: 10 am - 7 pm
The ticket office closes 30 minutes before closing time.
The Maeght Foundation will closed at 4 p.m on December 24th and 31st.
"Café F" is open for lunch or snack. Opening hours according to the season.
Information 04 93 32 45 96. Café F will be closed from 17th November. Reopening for the winter holidays from February 7 to March 8 (except Monday).

Entrance fees

Adults:  €15
Groups (more than 10 people), students and under 18 years old :  €10
Children under 10:  free
Filming and photography:  €5
Between two temporary exhibitions, some rooms can be closed to the public. The fee is reduced accordingly.

How to find us

By car A8 motorway:
From Cannes: exit n° 47 Villeneuve-Loubet, Cagnes-sur-Mer, Vence.
From Nice or Italie : exit n° 48 Cagnes-sur-Mer, Vence.
Follow signs to La Colle-sur- Loup / Vence. The Maeght Foundation is before the village of Saint-Paul-de-Vence.
By bus:
From Nice: bus n° 400 (Nice-Vence by Saint-Paul).
Stop Maeght Foundation.
Airport : Nice Côte d’Azur
Train station : Cagnes sur Mer
Societe Generale is a partner of the Fondation Maeght.

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