MAY 17TH - AUGUST 31TH 2014
++ AGATHE PITIÉ
An exhibition celebrating the 5th "Prix des Partenaires du Musée d'art moderne et contemporain de Saint-Étienne Métropole" (The Partners' Prize), awarded to Agathe Pitié (born in 1986 in Castres).
Agathe Pitié's work centers on large-scale ink drawings, meticulously filled with masses of characters and situations all intertwined with each other. While her technique is largely inspired by the masters of the Middle Ages, the characters she draws refer to ancient myths as well as XXIst century's news items .
++ DRAWINGS FROM THE MUSEUM'S PERMANENT COLLECTION // "LE CLUB DES PARTENAIRES"' RECENT ACQUISITIONS
During the course of Agathe Pitié's exhibition (5th "Partners' Prize laureate"), the Museum will display some of the acquisitions made by "Le Club Des Partenaires" (The Partners' Club) since 2007.
"Le Club des Partenaires" supports the Acquisition Policy to enhance the Museum's collection. Every year since 2007, a selection of works has been purchased and has entered the permanent collection, following suggestions from the Museum's staff. In the last few years, it has specifically focused on the acquisitions of works on paper.
JUNE 14TH - SEPTEMBER 21ST 2014
++ WANG LUYAN
To mark the 50th anniversary of the beginning of the diplomatic relations between France and China, Chinese artist Wang Luyan will have his first major exhibition in a French museum. Born in 1956, Wang Luyan will present a selection of his monumental sculptures and murals painted in-situ.
++ TANIA MOURAUD
Tania Mouraud was born in Paris in 1942. With her special way of capturing images, from both the pettiest and the most disturbing aspects of our daily lives, Tania Mouraud built a representation of our world, shattered by uncorrelated music and sounds. Her sparkle, boldness, violence and poetic melancholy confront us with the frailty of human destiny.
++ DJAMEL TATAH
Twenty paintings by Djamel Tatah made between 2012 and 2014, some of them shown for the first time. The artist (born in 1959 in Clermont-Ferrand) stages life-size human figures, somehow disembodied and lacking volumetric presence, placing them in the confines of coloured geometrical spaces and plans.
JUNE 14TH - AUGUST 31ST 2014
++ FABIEN VERSCHAERE
At the heart of Fabien Veschaere's work, there is the fundamental need to tell stories. 'I feel like I'm putting slang words on top of some classical music piece' - is his way of synthesizing the forces at play in his drawings which owe as much to comic books and popular arts as it does to classicism.
Jannis Kounellis // Gianni Caravaggio // Paul Wallach // Paul-Martial // Local Line (Bruxelles)
- Agathe Pitié, "Apocalypse" (detail), 2011. © A. Pitié. Collection Benjamin Nay.
- Marina Perez Simao, "Oiseaux" (birds), (from the series), 2009. © M. Perez Simao.
- Wang Luyan, "W Fire at Both Ends Automatic handgun D13-01" and "Target", wall drawing. © W. Luyan.