November 10, 2015 - Musée régional d'art contemporain Languedoc-Roussillon - Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man and Remembering Beautiful Things
November 10, 2015

Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man and Remembering Beautiful Things

View of Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, Musée régional d’art contemporain, Sérignan, France, 2015. Photo: Jean-Christophe Lett.

Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man 
On view through November 29, 2015

Se Souvenir des Belles Choses (Remembering Beautiful Things)
January 17–April 17, 2016

Preview: January 16, 6:30pm 

Musée régional d’art contemporain Languedoc-Roussillon
146 avenue de la plage 
34 410 Sérignan 
France
Hours: Tuesday–Friday 10am–6pm,
Saturday–Sunday 1–6pm
 
T +33 4 67 32 33 05
museedartcontemporain [​at​] cr-languedocroussillon.fr

mrac.languedocroussillon.fr

Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
These are the last remaining days to take advantage of the exhibition Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, loosely inspired by the novel of the same name written by the Irish novelist and poet James Joyce, combining new acquisitions and existing works from the Mrac collection. There are just a few days left to discover the humorous and poetic video sketches by Wood and Harrison, POFs (Prototype d’Objets en Fonctionnement (Prototypes of Objects in Operation)) by Fabrice Hyber, as well as the photo by Per Barclay that unites beauty with violence and serenity with anxiety. This exhibition also presents a work by Bruno Peinado, an artist whose work will be presented in the museum exhibition space from spring 2016, at the opening of the reimagined Mrac, and whose extension façades will be covered by the permanent work of this same artist.

Se Souvenir des Belles Choses 
Before this unveiling and owing to extension works, the museum will be closed to the public from November 30, 2015 to January 15, 2016. Its doors will temporarily open from January 17 to April 17 to present the exhibition Se Souvenir des Belles Choses, a selection of works from FRAC LR, presented to materialise metaphorically the moment of the museum’s transformation centred on the idea of active memory, that of the viewer as well as of the works themselves and the artists who create them. Many exhibited artists therefore make use of other times and other cinematic or visual works in which a negotiating game between the memory of a past is recognised as an authority, and the opening of a future, of a creative space, can be observed. This exhibition provides an opportunity to reflect and envisage art in terms of memory, a faculty that defines us in the present and determines our future. During their visit, the public will be able to consider our relationship with the contemporary and how it in part consists of a background in—a perception or experience of—the classical era.

This exhibition will precede the opening of a new museum in spring 2016, one that will be neither exactly the same nor completely different: A revamped, updated and enhanced museum, thus becoming one of the most important contemporary art museums in the south of France.

Press contact
Brunswick Arts: cr-languedocroussillon [​at​] brunswickgroup.com / T +33 (0) 6 29 18 48 12
Sylvie Caumet: caumet.sylvie [​at​] cr-languedocroussillon.fr / T +33 6 80 65 59 67

The Mrac is run by the Region Languedoc-Roussillon and supported by the Ministery of Culture and Communication / DRAC Languedoc-Roussillon. 

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