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The Giacometti at the Maeght Foundation

Cour Giacometti - © Succession Giacometti (Fondation Giacometti, Paris et ADAGP, Paris) 2021 - Photo : O. Amsellem - Archives Fondation
Cour Giacometti - © Succession Giacometti (Fondation Giacometti, Paris et ADAGP, Paris) 2021 - Photo : O. Amsellem - Archives FondationCour Giacometti - © Succession Giacometti (Fondation Giacometti, Paris et ADAGP, Paris) 2021 - Photo : O. Amsellem - Archives Fondation

The Giacometti: A Family of Creators
3 July – 14 November 2021
AT THE MAEGHT FOUNDATION

Starting in the summer 2021, from 3 July to 14 November 2021, the Fondation Maeght will propose a unique event in France with the “The Giacometti: a family of creators” exhibition, which will highlight the famous family of artists from the Swiss village of Stampa. Starting with Alberto Giacometti, the most famous member of the family, known for his emblematic threadlike sculptures, the public will be able to discover the work of his father, Giovanni, and his cousin, Augusto, both painters, as well as his two brothers, Diego, the middle brother, sculptor and designer, and Bruno, the youngest brother, architect. This exhibition will give an original overview of this artistic dynasty.

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Cour Giacometti - © Succession Giacometti (Fondation Giacometti, Paris et ADAGP, Paris) 2021 - Photo : O. Amsellem - Archives Fondation

The “The Giacometti: a family of creators” exhibition honors a family of artists. Its curator, Peter Knapp, proposes to showcase the talent and originality of the Giacometti: the world famous Alberto, his father Giovanni, his cousin Augusto, and his two brothers, Diego and Bruno. They were painters, sculptors and architects who left their mark on 20th century art.

Brought together for the first time in France, the Giacometti are five artists with different but intertwined paths. This original exhibition introduces us to the cultural family into which Alberto Giacometti, the most famous among the general public, was born. It bears witness to this family’s place in art and the links forged among the five family members.

Press release and photos on request at the press section of the Maeght Foundation

International Biennial of Saint-Paul de Vence

Edition BIS 2018 - Arik Levy - Big Shift Giant - Courtesy de l'artiste & Podgorny Robinson Gallery - © Photo Loïc Deltour
Edition BIS 2018 - Arik Levy - Big Shift Giant - Courtesy de l'artiste & Podgorny Robinson Gallery - © Photo Loïc DeltourEdition BIS 2021 - Kokou Ferdinand Makouvia Akossiwa - Le Temps d'une Routine - 2017_Courtesy de l'artiste & de la Galerie Sator - © Photo Adrien Thibault

 

International Biennial
of Saint-Paul de Vence
from June 26 to October 2, 2021
the second edition of the International Biennial
of Saint-Paul de Vence.

 

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Edition BIS 2021 - Kokou Ferdinand Makouvia Akossiwa - Le Temps d'une Routine - 2017_Courtesy de l'artiste & de la Galerie Sator - © Photo Adrien Thibault

Enhancing young creators and the diversity of the new artistic scene, this second edition will present artworks made by 18 artists of all nationalities, selected by a jury composed of international and art professionals. In the desire to reach all audiences, the Biennial will display an exceptional program of contemporary art, and will be exhibited in the public spaces of the village.

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European project SuCCeS

Sentier d'interprétation de l'enceinte bastionnée Henri Layet © Antoine Thiebaut
Sentier d'interprétation de l'enceinte bastionnée Henri Layet © Antoine ThiebautSentier d'interprétation de l'enceinte bastionnée Henri Layet et sa signalétique patrimoniale et connectée © Antoine Thiebaut

A Franco-Italian culture and tourism

On the SuCCeS trail, Europe is by our side!
The European cross-border cooperation programme INTERREG ALCOTRA has financed a large-scale project between the communes of Saint-Paul de Vence and Ceresole d'Alba (an Italian commune in Piedmont), linked by the same historical heritage: the Battle of Ceresole.
This forward-looking project, called SuCCeS - "Sur les Chemins de la Bataille de Ceresole" - has created new itineraries to enhance the cultural heritage and promote sustainable cross-border tourism between the two communes.

SuCCeS offers the public a new and enriched experience through virtual and connected guided tours, using new technologies (NFC chips: Near Field Communication); heritage and tourist signage available in three languages and educational tools.

Sentier d'interprétation de l'enceinte bastionnée Henri Layet et sa signalétique patrimoniale et connectée © Antoine Thiebaut

The SuCCeS project has enabled the creation of new cultural and tourist facilities, the enhancement of existing heritage and the implementation of innovative digital tools to offer you a unique visiting experience in Saint-Paul de Vence and Ceresole d'Alba.
In order to promote this new tourist offer, a joint promotion plan has been drawn up. Aimed at the general public and schoolchildren, this plan has made it possible to develop the tools needed to communicate the project: digital communication, videos, photos, newsletter, posters, press kit and trilingual flyer.

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The Maeght Foundation

Fondation Maeght © Archives Fondation Maeght
Fondation Maeght © Archives Fondation MaeghtMarc Chagall, La Vie, 1964. Don Marguerite et Aimé Maeght, 1964. © Adagp, Paris 2018-2019 CHAGALL ®. Photo Archives Fondation Maeght.

The Maeght Foundation
A place of dialogue between art and nature 

Inaugurated on July 28th, 1964 by André Malraux, the Fondation Marguerite and Aimé Maeght has become one of the major international cultural institutions. The Maeght Foundation is a story of family and friendship. Aimé & Marguerite Maeght came up with the idea and the funding in collaboration with Catalonian architect Josep Lluis Sert. 

Marc Chagall, La Vie, 1964. Don Marguerite et Aimé Maeght, 1964. © Adagp, Paris 2018-2019 CHAGALL ®. Photo Archives Fondation Maeght.

Their artist friends participated in the design and in bringing the project to fruition. Joan Miró, Marc Chagall, Alberto Giacometti, Georges Braque, Alexander Calder and Fernand Léger all found the ideal creative setting in a museum at one with nature, where the rooms and the gardens interact in perfect harmony. The Maeght Foundation has one of the largest collections of paintings, sculptures, drawings and graphic works of modern and contemporary art in Europe.

Press release and photos on request at the press section of the Maeght Foundation

Heritage & Cinema

History and heritage in Saint-Paul de Vence

Saint-Paul de Vence, city of arts. Yes, but not only! Although readily associated with artists and their works, Saint-Paul de Vence is also a major heritage hotspot on the French Riviera.

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Saint-Paul de Vence and the movies

Stars from the 7th Art have been frequenting the village for over 50 years. Directors, producers, actors, film-makers… the list is long. Film celebrities started to flock to the French Riviera back in the very early 1940s, drawn by the Victorine film studios in Nice and the Film Festival in Cannes.

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Guided Tours on Art

The Folon chapel 

"Associating my name with a chapel in Saint-Paul de Vence will be an expression of my love for all those in the village whom I have loved". Decorating the White Penitents’ chapel was one of Folon’s last projects. Saint-Paul de Vence was the perfect setting for the work of an artist so sensitive to the beauty of shapes, substances and the light.

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In the footsteps of Marc Chagall

This lover of light and the Mediterranean land lived in Saint-Paul for nearly 20 years, tirelessly integrating the village and its ramparts in his paintings. Here, Marc Chagall painted his favourite theme, love, over and over again.

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