Sunday, August 3, 2014

The Collection Lambert presents The Disappearance of the Fireflies, in Avignon

Markus Schinwald, Ivy, 2008, oil on canvas, collection Enea Righi

Don't miss the spectacular exhibition presented by the Collection Lambert, and staged in the Sainte Anne prison, in Avignon. The Collection had to temporarily relocate to this interesting venue while renovating its former space and get ready for its big opening.

Pasolini's "Firefly article" published in Corriere della Serra on 1 February 1975 which shed light on the disappearance of fireflies in 1960's Italy due to water pollution - a metaphor for the shift of Culture towards spectacle - serves as the basis of this exhibition. It features contemporary art pieces by artists such as Vik Muniz, Kiki Smith, Adam Pendleton, Nan Goldin, Jean Genet, Joseph Beuys and many other prestigious artists. 

It's dark, dazzling and striking! The show remains on view until 25th November. 

Kiki Smith, Girl with Globe, 1998, installation, courtesy Galleria Raffaella Cortese

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