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Mary McCartney: Moment of Affection

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“Temptation” (2019), Koen Vanmechelen; marble, taxidermy snake, taxidermy turkey vulture, eggshells. Courtesy of Fondation Linda & Guy Pieters.
Koen Vanmechelen, photo by Jeroen Verrecht.
“Temptation” (2022), Koen Vanmechelen; Marble, taxidemy ibis, taxidermy agama ostrich eggshell, egg. Courtesy of Fondation Linda & Guy Pieters.
Riviera, St. Tropez

Koen Vanmechelen: Temptation

The Fondation Linda & Guy Pieters presents “Temptation,” an exhibition by the interdisciplinary Belgian artist Koen Vanmechelen on view through August 28.

June 12, 2022 - August 28, 2022

The Fondation Linda & Guy Pieters, St. Tropez presents “Temptation,” an exhibition by the interdisciplinary Belgian artist Koen Vanmechelen on view through August 28. Early this year, Vanmechelen installed his works among those of Caravaggio, Michelangelo, and da Vinci for a show at the Uffizi Gallery, Florence titled “Seduzione.” “Temptation” continues this theme of direct inspiration from past yet still-living cultures, while emphasizing the ever-evolving, ever-new process of creation which this inspiration entails. The show features Azulejo tiles inspired by those which the artist encountered in Portugal and depicting mythical scenes, and marble statues incorporating the features of Medusa and Greek goddesses interchanged with the features of taxidermied animals (which died natural deaths). Toeing the line between chaos and order, familiarity and unpredictability, and life and death, these works generatively connect past forms with future ideals.

Speaking on the socially revolutionary uses of his ongoing dialogue with the masters of art history, Vanmechelen has said: “Art has forever been a crucial element in every human society. Art entices people to social thinking. It invites them in a specific way to ponder things yet invisible, leading to a new revolution.”

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28 Boulevard Vasserot, Saint-Tropez, France
Jun 12 - Aug 28
Fondation Linda & Guy Pieters
Koen Vanmechelen: Temptation
The Fondation Linda & Guy Pieters presents “Temptation,” an exhibition by the interdisciplinary Belgian artist Koen Vanmechelen on view through August 28.

Exhibitions

Riviera, Nice |Exhibitions

Vita Nuova

Highlighting the vibrant art scene of Italy from 1960—1975, MAMAC’s exhibition “Vita Nuova” is on view in Nice from May 14—October 2.

La Famille

Alain Laboile's exhibition "La Famille" presents a series of black and white photographs that freeze moments in time.

Ulysses Dream

Rooted in Homer’s The Odyssey, Fondation Carmignac has transformed its Mediterranean home Villa Carmignac with the group exhibition “Ulysses’ Dream.”

Bob Dylan: Drawn Blank in Provence

Château La Coste presents “Bob Dylan: Drawn Blank in Provence,” an exhibition of the singer-songwriter’s visual art on view through August 15.

Mary McCartney: Moment of Affection

The Château La Coste presents “Moment of Affection”, on view through September 4.

Zhou Li: Water and Dreams

Château La Coste presents “Water and Dreams,” an exhibition of paintings by the mixed-media visual artist Zhou Li.

Azzedine Alaïa: L’Art de la Mode

Celebrating its 20th anniversary, the Savannah College of Art and Design Lacoste location is showing "Azzedine Alaïa: L’Art de la Mode,” on view through October 29.

Le Modulor du Basketball

MAMO – Cité Radieuse Arts Center, in partnership with Galerie Perrotin, presents “Le Modulor du Basketball.”

At the Heart of Abstraction

The Fondation Marguerite et Aimé Maeght presents “At the heart of Abstraction.”

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