02 Mar 2019
10 Jun 2019

FRANCESCO VEZZOLI. LE LACRIME DEI POETI

COLLECTION LAMBERT EN AVIGNON

From March 3, 2019, the Collection Lambert in Avignon devotes a major exhibition to the Italian artist Francesco Vezzoli in the museum’s new extension, opened in 2015.

Conceived with the artist, the exhibition will feature a group of about twenty of his recent sculptures, some created especially for Avignon. The sculptures will be presented in dialogue with series of emblematic works by Cy Twombly, Giulio Paolini and Louise Lawler, all influenced by mythology.

Through the sensitive, unique dialogues with the classical heritage generated by these artists' radical gestures, through Francesco Vezzoli’s works - consisting of ancient sculptures bought in auction houses for his transformation, rearrangement and completion - it is not only a question of observing how different generations of artists confront the history of 2000-year-old artworks, but also of sketching the outlines of the very notion of the contemporary in art.

 

Francesco Vezzoli, Self-Portrait as Emperor Hadrian Loving Antinous, 2012, installation, Museion - Collezione / Sammlung / Collection Enea Righi
Louise Lawler, Sappho and Patriarch, 1984, cibachrome, Donation Yvon Lambert à l’État français / Centre national des arts plastiques / Dépôt à la Collection Lambert, Avignon
Giulio Paolini, Rittrato dell’artista come modello, 1980, cinq impression. Yvon Lambert : collection privée
Cy Twombly, Three Dialogues, 1977, peinture sur toile tendue sur châssis (détail), Donation Yvon Lambert à l’État français / Centre national des arts plastiques / Dépôt à la Collection Lambert, Avignon
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