Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Bernard Henri-Levy Curates the Maeght

The Fondation Maeght was founded in 1964 and is home now to many beautiful paintings, sculptures, collages, ceramics and all forms of modern art. 

The building was designed by the Spanish architect Josep Lluís Sert. The Fondation is entirely independently funded with no reliance on state subsidies. The collection includes works by many important 20th century artists including Bonnard, Georges Braque, Alexander Calder, Marc Chagall, Alberto Giacometti, Fernand Léger and Joan Miró among others.

For the main summer exhibition of 2013, the Maeght Foundation gives carte blanche to philosopher and writer Bernard-Henri Lévy: “Adventures of Truth” – Painting and Philosophy.

On the theme of “Painting and philosophy,” Bernard-Henri Lévy, as artistic curator, offers us an itinerary made up of seven “stations” in order to understand the age-old battle between philosophy and painting, sometimes rivals, sometimes allies. 
One hundred or so ancient and contemporary works from public and private collections, both French and international, are brought together in this exhibition event.
 A dialogue between art and thought is sparked in the exhibit curated by Levy. The exhibit places side by side commentaries through parallels between ancient and contemporary art.
Bernard Henri-Levy has brought together some famous and some unknown artworks that are beautiful, thought-provoking, and sometimes quite startling in the way he pits different eras next to each other. 
Henri-Levy is the first person to put together a Maeght exhibition that includes art that dates back before the “Modern” period.

The installation curated by Bernard Henri-Levy will remain open until November 2013. If you find yourself on the Riviera between now and then, be sure you check out this thought provoking exhibit!

Fondation Maeght
623, chemin des Gardettes
06570 Saint-Paul-de-Vence, France
Tel: (33) 04.93.32.81.63

On the theme of “Painting and philosophy,” Bernard-Henri Lévy, artistic curator, offers us an itinerary made up of seven “stations” in order to understand the age-old battle between philosophy and painting, sometimes rivals, sometimes allies.

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