Five outstanding exhibitions of 2023
1 “Dali, the infinite enigma” at the Bassins des Lumières
Are the “immersive exhibits” at the Bordeaux submarine base “real” exhibits? These reproductions of artwork projected onto the walls of the building have attracted between 400,000 and 500,000 visitors since the opening of the Bassins des Lumières in 2020. Artists Salvador Dali (about forty minutes) and architect Antoni Gaudí (about ten minutes) will be honored next.
Animation was again entrusted to art director Gianfranco Iannuzzi. A wide variety of works are announced for “Dali, the infinite enigma”: magnificent masterpieces such as “Léda Atomique” or “La Tentation de Saint-Antoine”, but also paintings, photographs, films… All to the music of Pink Floyd. , and in a scenario that will once again use the water in the pools as a mirror.
February 3 – January 7, 2024. 9 – 15 euros. bassins-lumières.com
2 “Salmon Pink Molinier” at La Méca
The Bordeaux Regional Contemporary Art Foundation (Frac) is 40 years old; Pierre Molinier (1900-1976) was one of the first artists to acquire his works. Therefore, it makes sense to celebrate this anniversary with an exhibition dedicated to an artist as amazing as he is sulphurous, on the docks of the Blécier district in Mecca. If the erotic, even pornographic dimension of Molinier’s work has long made him a marginal artist, today we measure his contribution in the fields of photomontage or body art.
“Molinier rose salmon” will bring together works related to the works of artists he crossed paths with (Luciano Castelli, Jean-Pierre Bouyxou…) or influenced (Cindy Sherman, Liz Craft…). Like deviant art from surrealism to punk art or autofix. Obviously, this exhibit is for adults only and special admission is for families.
From March 31 to September 17. Free price (minimum 2 euros). fracnouvelleaquitaine-meca.fr
3 “Prehistoric Art from the Atlantic to the Mediterranean” at the Musée d’Aquitaine
Dozens of partner museums, including Portuguese and Spanish, rarely present to the public: the exhibition “Prehistoric art from the Atlantic to the Mediterranean” is the main event of 2023 at the Aquitaine Museum in Bordeaux. The last study on the prehistoric art of the Pyrenees, especially in France, dates back to 1996. Therefore, the event will present many discoveries made in the last quarter of the century. In particular, it will discuss the relationship of nomadic hunter-gatherers with nature, changes in climate and sea level and the way they are represented, tools used for graphic representations, pigments and supports, body decoration and even what we can do. talk about the music they play.
From May 12 to January 7, 2024. From €2 to €6. museum-aquitaine-bordeaux.fr
4 “exceptional tables” at Château de Cadillac
Over 100 sets of 17th century glasses, dishes or silverwaree XXe century: Château de Cadillac, located on the right bank of the Garonne River, invites you to discover table arts this summer. This exhibition, entitled “Exceptional Tables”, was made possible by a loan from the Museum of Decorative Arts and Design in Bordeaux, which was closed for three years and especially private, “the owner of an exceptional collection”, explains Olivier du Payrat, manager of national monuments of the Gironde, of which the Castle is a part.
Seven or eight tables will be set up, one in the Duke’s great room seating 48. The great variety of crockery, linen and decorative items on display and the extreme finesse of the crockery made during the reign of François I should be emphasized.er.
From June 16 to September 10. 6 euros (free for children under 18). chateau-cadillac.fr
5 “Denis Monfleur, stone peoples” at the Museum of Fine Arts in Bordeaux
Two exhibitions dedicated to sculpture, often overlooked, a means of inviting to touch the works for one of them: the Museum of Fine Arts sees the reflection of many uses. Especially because he will dedicate his first major solo exhibition to Perigord artist Denis Monfleur.
Self-taught, he returned to the tradition of carving directly on stone, approaching new materials such as basalt or lava and creating ten-centimeter symbols like portraits of several tones. Several of them will be installed in the open air, as well as at the Gallery of Fine Arts from June 2, “Prière de touche! Art and matter”. For this reason, visitors will be able to touch the works, including blindfolded, to reinforce this meaning.