Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Bernard-Henri Lévy curates the exhibit at the Maeght Foundation

The Maeght Foundation is presenting a major summer exhibit curated by the philosopher and writer Bernard-Henri Lévy. The theme is painting and philosophy. The exhibition consists of over one hundred ancient and contemporary works divided into seven series to explore the interplay of art and philosophy. Ultimately the questions presents; which truth do we, each with our individual experiences and histories, give to an image or a sculpture?

The seven sections are La Fatalite des ombres, Technique du coup d'Etat, La Voie royale, Contre-Etre, Tombeau de la philosphie, La revanche de Platon and La grand alliance.

The Maeght Foundation is a private museum that opened in 1964 by André Malraux, the then Minister of Cultural Affairs. The project was conceived and financed by Marguerite and Aimé Maeght with the goal of presenting modern and contemporary art of all forms. The museum is located in a beautiful forested section of Saint-Paul de Vence giving one a sense of being both indoors and outdoors. The grounds contain a magnificent collection of contemporary sculptures.

During August the foundation is extending its hours until 10 pm. Here is there site to learn more and hopefully have a chance to visit this summer. It is worth the trip.

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