Villa Carmignac – Exhibition 2021 – La Mer Imaginaire
20 May 17 October 2021
Exhibition, Guided tour
10h Piste de la Courtade - Porquerolles, 83400 Hyères
For its fourth exhibition, La fondation Carmignac, let Chris Sharp, an american auctioneer based in Mexico design the next exhibition of the Villa's on Porquerolles Island
For its fourth season, the Villa Carmignac presents La Mer imaginaire, which transforms the exhibition spaces into an underwater natural history museum that questions the interactions between our civilisation and the subaquatic world.
Conceived by the Mexico City-based American curator Chris Sharp, this
exhibition was inspired as much by the architecture of the place – the spaces
immersed under the villa’s ceiling filled with water – as iconic works from
its collection: Bruce Nauman’s fountain with a hundred bronze fish, Miquel
Barceló’s subaqueous fresco and Jeff Koons’s sculpture of a lobster perched on achair, among others.
Several loans of works by French and international artists such as Henri Matisse,
Gilles Aillaud, Mathieu Mercier or Gabriel Orozco, complete the ensemble along
with new productions by Lin May Saeed, Kate Newby and Hubert Duprat, which
were created for this occasion.
Thanks to a partnership with the Port-Cros National Park, the exhibition
continues this year in the Fort Saint-Agathe and Villa Noailles with a series of
photographs commissioned to Nicolas Floc’h. It explores the seabed between
Porquerolles and its neighbouring islands.
With its ensemble of modern and contemporary works, The Imaginary Sea
intends to celebrate the sea as a precious and evocative resource, swarming with
known and unknown lives, opened to wondrous, strange and unexpected things,
and whose immensity has always fed our imagination.
- Esprit parc national
- Contemporary art
- Modern/contemporary art
- Visual/graphic arts
- Interior design
- Various arts
PricesFull price: 15 €, Reduced price: 5 to 10 €.
Free entry for children < 12 years.
Means of payment
- Online payment
|Du 20 May au 17 Oct 2021||Mardi de 10h00 à 18h00Mercredi de 10h00 à 18h00Jeudi de 10h00 à 18h00Vendredi de 10h00 à 18h00Samedi de 10h00 à 18h00Dimanche de 10h00 à 18h00|