Fabienne Verdier, in Cézanne country

21 June - 13 October 2019


From 21 June to 13 October 2019, three leading cultural institutions in Aix-en-Provence – the Musée Granet, the Musée du Pavillon de Vendôme and the Cité du livre, Galerie Zola – will explore various aspects of Fabienne Verdier’s work as well as her latest creations,
inspired by a year of visiting sites familiar to Cézanne.

At the Musée Granet, the 700-square-meter exhibition retraces Fabienne Verdier’s journey, from her return to France from China, where she lived for over a decade, to artworks created in recent months in the quarries of Bibémus, opposite Sainte-Victoire, at the top of the legendary mountain, in Saint-Antonin and other places. This is the artist’s first retrospective in France.

The Musée du Pavillon de Vendôme will present Fabienne Verdier’s working techniques from 21 June to 13 October 2019. In this unusual 18th-century space dedicated to contemporary art, set in a garden in the heart of the city, visitors can admire the artist’s «nomadic workshop», which enabled her to work in nature itself.

From 21 June to 14 September, the Cité du livre – Galerie Zola presents a truly immersive video installation. This cinematographic work was produced during a residency in the summer of 2017 at the invitation of the Academy of the Aix-en-Provence Opera Festival.


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