||In 2014, the Maeght Foundation invites all art lovers to celebrate its fiftieth anniversary with three important events. Between modern heritage and contemporary adventure, the spring exhibition will be devoted to the architecture of Josep Lluís Sert and the genesis of the Foundation. A new reading of the great works that have marked and built this living history will be offered in the summer and the autumn exhibition will be dedicated to artistic events, visual arts dialogues, dance, music and writing.
"It is with the present and the future that, along with Adrien Maeght, we want to tell this story, because the ambitions of the great creators cannot just be satisfied with the past. In this architecture of light, it is the spirit that we celebrate, the spirit of this place, intense as it is timeless, at the service of art and thought, "says Olivier Kaeppelin.
5 April – 9 June 2014
«Thanks to Sert, art has already entered into a real phase » *
The first event will be dedicated to the genesis and birth of the Maeght Foundation. The exhibition will be largely devoted to the architecture of Josep Lluís Sert but will vividly discuss, in a broader sense, the history of this extraordinary project whose realization mobilized so many great artists and writers of the 1960s, all while continuing to fascinate the visitor still to this day.
*Aimé Maeght to Joan Miró, correspondence, August 29, 1959.
28 June – 11 November 2014
« Yes my dear Joan, we will create a unique work in the world » **
Many among them have claimed that Aimé Maeght, along with the Foundation, allowed them to fulfill a dream: many visitors, in turn, say they discovered art here. This shared dream is the heart of the summer exhibition devoted to the masterpieces that have marked the history of the Foundation. From Pierre Bonnard to Bernard Moninot to Joan Miró, Alexander Calder, Alberto Giacometti and Pierre Soulages, Miquel Barceló and Simon Hantaï, François Rouan, Jacques Monory, Eduardo Arroyo… some one hundred works will recall this journey.
** "(...) a unique work in the world that will remain in time and in minds, as evidence of our civilization that through wars, social and scientific upheavals have left humanity one of the purest spiritual and artistic messages of all time, these are the stories I want reveal to the generations that follow us, and to show our grandchildren, that in our materialistic age the spirit remained present and very effective thanks to men like you. » Aimé Maeght to Joan Miró, correspondence, August 29, 1959
29 November – 15 March 2015
«This is not a museum » ***
When the visual arts interact with dance, poetry, music
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.
***" Here something is being tried that has never been tried before: to create, instinctively and by love, the universe in which modern art can find both its place and this back-world which was formerly called the supernatural. «André Malraux inaugurating the Maeght Foundation, July 28 1964.
50th anniversary of the Maeght Foundation - Outside the walls
In 2014, the Maeght Foundation invites all art lovers to celebrate its fiftieth anniversary both on the hills of Saint-Paul de Vence and a little further: from Antibes and Biot, to Nice and Vallauris all the way to the Domaine de Kerguéhennec in Brittainy and the Musée des Augustins in Hazebrouck.
"Everything is openness, dialogue and sharing in the history of the Foundation which is why we are happy today to associate this anniversary with these amicable places of art and culture. Marguerite and Aimé Maeght created the Foundation with the artists; its architecture is open onto the sky and its gardens. Sert’s plans themselves were discussed with Miró and Giacometti; major exhibitions relied on and still rely on numerous collaborations. In fidelity to this spirit, we decided, together with these amicable museums or art centers, to offer a real journey for art lovers", says Olivier Kaeppelin, director of the Maeght Foundation.