Chateau Charlevel Art Centre
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Château Charleval Venue for Contemporary Art in Provence

Admittedly, we had never heard of Charleval or the significant neo-Gothic style castle on the edge of this agricultural village. Before the Château Charleval Provence Art Gallery, there had never been a reason to visit the town. Now, the former hunting lodge is a setting for “Amour Art Amitié” (Love, …

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Christian Lacroix Mirabilis
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Art in Avignon: Christian Lacroix Show Promises to be Mirabilis

Contributor blog post by Aixcentric: French fashion designer Christian Lacroix can be relied on to bring a stylish rather Baroque flourish to everything he does. A proud Arlésien, he has transitioned to Avignon to curate their new show, Mirabilis, for which he has chosen 350 to 400 works, documents and …

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A Trip to Arles: Cultural and Lunch Reasons to Visit this City

Contributor blog post by Aixcentric: Cultural Arles The newly-created arts and cultural centre, LUMA, based in the old railway sheds, has a handful of shows this summer and fall. Headlining them is Gilbert & George: THE GREAT EXHIBITION (1971-2016), an 80-work retrospective which will be taking place until 6th January. I …

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Burrell Collection Musée Cantini Marseille
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Visit Glasgow’s Burrell Collection on Display the Musée Cantini, Marseille

The Musée Cantini has recently re-opened and is hosting an exhibition of paintings from Glasgow’s Burrell Collection, itself now closed for renovation. Sir William Burrell, a member of a wealthy Scottish ship-building family, was an avid collector of art and amassed 9000 items he donated to Glasgow in 1944.  He …

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49th Rencontres d’Arles photography exhibition
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49th Rencontres d’Arles Photography in July

Contributor blog post by Aixcentric: ‘BACK TO THE FUTURE’ is the theme for the 49th Rencontres d’Arles photography exhibition. ‘This year, you are invited to cross space and time with a breathtaking, celestial journey across the ages. Photography is often the best-placed medium for registering all the shocks that remind us the …

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Ai Weiwei Show MuCEM Marseille
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Ai Weiwei Show Starts in June at MuCEM in Marseille

Contributor blog post by Aixcentric: Just announced, an exhibition of the work of Ai Weiwei, opening at MuCEM on June 20th in Marseille. Having seen his show at the Royal Academy in London last year, I expect it will be stimulating and baffling…but unmissable.  According to MuCEM, they will be adding …

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Love as a Muse Musee Regard de Provence Sa Muse Affiche-Titre-Sa-Muse
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Sa Muse – Love as the Muse at Musee Regards de Provence

Contributor blog post by Aixcentric: Just opened, and with perfect timing to catch the wave of ‘Quel Amour’, the new exhibition at Marseille’s Musée Regards de Provence illustrates the relationship between the artist and his or her muse. “The modern muse has this irresistible faculty to appeal to the artist and …

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Quel Amour MP2018
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Quel Amour Love is all around us…in Provence MP2018

The new ‘Quel Amour’ programme launched on 14th February and runs until September 1, 2018. This is the 7-month cultural extravaganza planned by the MP2018 committee who were inspired by the European Year of Culture back in 2013 which did so much to galvanise the arts scene in Marseille-Provence. Continue …

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Pablo Picasso Mediterranée
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Pablo Picasso Mediterranée Programme Upcoming Exhibitions

Contributor blog post by Aixcentric: This is a huge celebration of the linkages between Pablo Picasso and the Mediterranean region with exhibitions already organised in Naples, Rabat, Malaga, Perpignan, Venice, and lots in the pipeline. Here in Provence, these are the forthcoming exhibitions in the programme: Picasso et Maitres Espagnol Carrieres …

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Carrieres de Lumieres Picasso Les Baux de Provence
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Carrieres de Lumieres Picasso et les Maitres Espagnols in 2018

Contributor blog post by Aixcentric: As the current annual son-et-lumiere show at the Carrieres de Lumieres in Les Baux de Provence draws to a close, (Bosch, Breughel, Arcimboldo ends Jan 7th, it’s always interesting to see what is next on the agenda. And the theme for 2018 is…Picasso et les Maitres …

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