Pierre Seinturier, ""O' Lord... this is really... exciting", he thought as he stood there, watchin'em'", 2015. Private collection. Courtesy Galerie GP & N Vallois, Paris. © Adagp, Paris 2015.
Archeology of the present (Museum collection). Visual communication. © klar agency, 2015.
Exhibition "Intriguing uncertainties". Günter Brus, "Die Sonne hat ihre Haare gefärbt" (The sun has dyed her hair), 1987. Museum collection. © G. Brus.
NOVEMBER 29TH 2015 - FEBRUARY 21ST 2016
++ PIERRE SEINTURIER: I WANT TO BELIEVE
Pierre Seinturier, born in 1988, is the winner of the 6th edition of the Prix des Partenaires. In his first museum exhibition, "I want to believe", he cheerfully disrupts the usual presentation codes: the artist chooses to immerse the visitor in an enigmatic, intimate, and mysterious time frame. Pierre Seinturier distills clues throughout the course, inviting the visitors to walk inside the credits of a movie, whose pictures are the facets of a story.
Visitors enter a dark world inspired by thrillers scenes, but where romance and humour do have a role to play too. Large pastel drawings feature some mysterious characters wandering in movie-like settings. Although each picture is autonomous, a narrative is created, drawing the outline of a story to be written by the viewer, from one work to the next.
As in a fiction film, where upheaval is brewing, the artist says: "What we do not know, we imagine."
Museum visiting hours, guided visit, admission...
MARCH 5TH 2016 - 2017
++ ARCHÉOLOGIE DU PRÉSENT (ARCHEOLOGY OF THE PRESENT), Museum Collection
A reinvented presentation of our collections.
In 2016, the presentation of the Saint-Etienne Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art collection makes it possible for visitors to rediscover the place of objects in the history of art from the early twentieth century to today.
Highlighting all the mediums used (paintings, sculptures, drawings, photographs, collages, installations, wallpapers, videos, etc.) in a genuine time travel, this exhibition explores the many facets of the object, confronting/initiating the public to the vision/universe of artists and major artistic trends.
A must-see presentation of the 2016 cultural events in Rhône-Alpes-Auvergne, echoing the program of temporary exhibitions.
Curator: Sébastien Delot, Museum curator, Head of the collections department.
Featured artists (non-comprehensive list): Pablo Picasso, Gino Severini, Kurt Schwitters, Marcel Duchamp, Francis Picabia, Andy Warhol, Louise Nevelson, Arman, Cesar, Daniel Spoerri, Jean Tinguely, Nikki de Saint-Phalle, Jacques Villeglé, Raymond Hains , Mimmo Rotella, Anne and Patrick Poirier, Christian Boltanski, Jean Le Gac, Annette Messager, Absalon.
MARCH 5TH 2016 - MAY 22TH 2016
++ JACQUES VILLEGLÉ
Jacques Villeglé, a major figure of the New Realists, is featured at The Museum for an exceptional, unique exhibition dedicated to a brand new project by the artist, created especially for the occasion.
MARCH 5TH 2016 - JUNE 5TH 2016
++ INTRIGUANTES INCERTITUDES (INTRIGUING UNCERTAINTIES)
Reviving a series of major collective thematic exhibitions, the museum presents "Intrigantes Incertitudes", an exhibition focusing on graphic arts. Expanding the horizon of perspectives, the exhibition questions the founding role of uncertainty as a powerful, distressing, responsive and provocative engine of contemporary creation.
Curator: Lorand Hegyi, Director of the Museum.
Featured artists (non-comprehensive list): Gunter Brus, Eric Dietman, Leon Kossof Jana Gunstheimer, Iris Levasseur, Kiki Smith, Sandra Vasquez of Horra, Toguo, Jim Dine.
JUNE 30TH 2016 - JANUARY 2017
++ ANNE AND PATRICK POIRIER
The temporary exhibition by Anne and Patrick Poirier refers to their polymorphic artistic work, focused on memory and the exploration of history. You are invited to discover the highlights in the path of this couple of artists, at once sculptors, architects and archaeologists.