France and, namely Paris, has almost forgotten about the traditional art. Thus, it was decided to rectify an unfortunate mistake. The exhibition at La Maison Rouge united four artists working in different genres that makes this exhibition especially interesting for visitors!
The first part of the exhibition: Berlinde de Bruyckere and Philippe Vandenberg. Their exposition is called “I need to forget everything”. Both authors are the Belgian. Berlinde de Bruyckere is a sculptor, who has made a splash this summer at the Avignon festival. The second author, Philippe Vandenberg, is a painter whose works have never been exhibited in France. Berlinde de Bruyckere selected the drawings and sketches of Philippe Vandenberg for this exhibition, because these works should have something in common with her own sculptures. Authors’ works are absolutely opposite. In the sculptures you may see lifeless bodies, and the drawings are full of despair and discouragement.
The second half of the exhibition: Mathieu Pernot and Philippe Artières. This part of the exposition is called “Refuge for photographers”. Photos, excerpts of films, postcards tell about life in the concentration camp that was created during the Vichy regime in Saliers. However, the story did not stop in 1944, when the camp was closed. The exhibition tells the story of the prisoners after the liberation.
The exhibition is open from February 13th to May 11th at La Maison Rouge (address: 10 bld de la Bastille, 75012, Paris).
Wednesday – Sunday: 11 am – 7 pm
Thursday: 11 am – 9 pm
Ticket price – 5-7 euros. Children under 13 – free of charge.