In 2016, thanks to the artists it exhibits, the Maeght Foundation will question space as a place of transformation. "Art is the creator of an unconventional space, a space in constant motion”, explains Olivier Kaeppelin, its director. "Through the works themselves, and through the relationships that develop between the works, the artist offers a new space that he tries to inhabit and which he offers to share with us. This transformation, whether it is near or foreign to us, concerns us all. This interpretation concerns the body, architecture, existence and the forms around us. With lines and colors, art makes us forget objects lost to a use or function. Art does not produce objects but spaces and forms.”
The Maeght Foundation will present a journey through its collections including Valerio Adami, Balthus, Anna-Eva Bergman, Damien Cabanes, Alexander Calder, Alan Davie, Claudine Drai, Wolfgang Gäfgen, Gérard Gasiorowski, Julio Gonzalez, Simon Hantaï, Hans Hartung, Barbara Hepworth, Fabrice Hyber, Ellsworth Kelly, Konrad Klapheck, Brice Marden, Joan Miró, Joan Mitchell, Jacques Monory, Jean-Pierre Pincemin, Jean-Claude Ruggirello, Pierre Soulages, Pierre Tal-Coat, Gérald Thupinier, Geer van Velde, Claude Viallat...
With a collection among the most important in Europe, the Maeght Foundation brings together an extraordinary group of paintings, sculptures and graphic works from the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. For the spring exhibition, director Olivier Kaeppelin chose a unique reinterpretation based on the creation of space: an intensely animated exhibition offering "another life", one of colors, compositions, abstract or figurative representations created by some of the greatest artists. Like "Alice in Wonderland", they invite us to enter into territories that offer us the experience of the unknown, of intensity and surprise.
We can consider that the spaces and the "bodies" that the artists create result from the fact that they are not content with what normality, rules and conventions offer us. It’s as if the adventure they give us, and more so than writers, is to experience the birth of these spaces, the joyful birth of the plurality of worlds. - Olivier Kaeppelin
Ellsworth Kelly, Gérard Gasiorowski Alexander Calder, Joan Mitchell, Konrad Klapheck, Brice Marden, Hans Hartung and Anna-Eva Bergman. So many new lives take hold of each one of us when we look at these works and contemplate them. Art lets us experience these "vite nuove". This exhibition hopes to bring them into view.