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Le 14 juin 2011.

"Deux pages seulement sont traduites en anglais. Pour le site d'un musée d'envergure internationale, on peut regretter le fait que l'ensemble du site ne soit pas traduit en anglais et une ou deux autres langues.".

Roselyne Titaud

Giovanni Anselmo, vue de l'exposition

Passages, Fondation Volume!, vue de l'exposition.

Passages, Fondation Volume!, vue de l'exposition.

Pavel Pepperstein


June-September 2015 programme

JUNE 3RD 2015 - SEPTEMBER 6TH 2015


Roselyne Titaud's work is infused with a sense of insatiable curiosity for ways of reconfiguring the world. But she is not the kind of artist who travels the world, responding to its impulses. Instead, her process of creating any new picture first goes through a series of filters - her own self-imposed constraints. Her mental space is where her photographs take shape and come to life first. So she idles. She must capture, if not reassemble the world, so it makes sense to her.

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JUNE 13TH 2015 - JANUARY 3RD 2016


Giovanni Anselmo is a historic figure of the Arte Povera movement. Some of his most emblematic works are shown in the central room, as well as an installation which he revived specifically for this occasion.
Anselmo reflects upon the usual course of things, the cycles of nature, and gravitation. He mostly uses granite in his sculptures, a material that symbolizes gravitation.

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Volume is a Rome-based foundation that owes its success to its capacity to promote renowned contemporary artists by producing new works. The foundation was initiated after an international scientific project. Its objective is to explore the cognitive and emotional aspects of art works through observing them. The “Passages” exhibition features a completely new design; each artist has his/her own dedicated, exclusively designed space. 

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JUNE 13TH 2015 - SEPTEMBER 6TH 2015


Pavel Pepperstein, born in Moscow, is one of the most influent artists of the new Russian generation. His work highlights today's political and cultural chaos. He adopts a  constructivist approach in his dream-like universe to represent utopian worlds with an ironic interpretation. He draws his inspiration in visual arts, literature, and films.

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In 1994, art collectors and gallery owners François and Ninon Robelin, who hail originally from Roanne, donated an exceptional collection of works of art to the Museum of modern and contemporary art of Saint-Étienne Métropole. The collection featured numerous works from the 1960’s and 1970’s by artists such as Jochen Gerz, Michaël Buthe, Wolf Vostell, Sigmar Polke and Erik Dietman. The Robelin donation has since been added to with drawings by Günter Brus, Hermann Nitsch and Arnulf Rainer. A selection of works of the donation and these acquisitions, all made since 2007, are currently on display. A sculpture, Le Valet de Boccioni by Erik Dietman, which is currently displayed on the forecourt of the Museum, is a valuable addition to the Museum’s set of works by this artist.

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++ ARTE POVERA, The Museum's collection of Arte Povera

Because of the large number of works in the collection (more than 19’000), the museum regularly presents series of works based on a movement or a theme. Arte Povera (literally poor art) was an art movement that began in the 1960’s in Turin, Milan and Rome. Key figures included Alighiero Boetti, Giuseppe Penone, Mario Merz, Giovanni Anselmo, Michelangelo Pistoletto and Jannis Kounellis. Italian critic and art historian Germano Celant, who founded the movement, promoted the notion of a European identity and a re-examination of the art forms created by American Minimalism in the 1960’s and 1970’s. The museum acquired in the last years major works by Giuseppe Penone (Le radici del verde del Bosco, 1987) and by Michelangelo Pistoletto (Divisione moltiplicazione dello specchio, 1973-1991). A Giovanni Anselmo exhibition will be held in the Museum from June 12, 2015.

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Museum visiting hours, guided visit, admission...

- Roselyne Titaud, Ohne Titel, Tiefe, Weinberg Park (Sans titre, Profondeur, Parc de Weinberg), Berlin, 2011. 60 x 60 cm.
- Giovanni Anselmo, View of the exhibition. Foreground : "Dove le stelle si avvicinano di una spanna in più mentre la terra si orienta", 2004-2015. . Background :
"Grigi che si alleggeriscono verso oltremare", 1982. Courtesy Archives Anselmo. Photo : Yves Bresson/MAMC+.
- Exhibition "Passages", Fondation Volume!. 2
views of the exhibition. Photo : Yves Bresson, MAMC+, 2015.
- Pavel Pepperstein, "El Lissitzky Highway in the Alps in the year 2219", 2015. Oil on canvas. 150 x 200 cm. Courtesy : Pavel Pepperstein – Kewenig,Berlin | Palma. © Pavel Pepperstein.

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