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Art Explora Festival in Marseille

June 06, 2024 > June 18, 2024

Art Explora is an itinerant festival, offered on board a museum boat and at the quayside. It was created in partnership with local institutions in the Mediterranean basin. It offers the public in the ports of the host cities unique experiences linked to the local culture. Exhibitions, performances, conferences, workshops – the public is invited to take part in this rich and varied program. The Art Explora museum ship will call at Marseille from June 6 to 18. This catamaran, nearly 47 m long and 55 m high, will not go unnoticed in the Vieux-Port, and will offer an exceptional program.

Published on 30 May 2024

An Immersive exhibition

Onboard experience

This immersive exhibition, called “Présentes”, will be on view in the heart of the Catamaran. It has been created in collaboration with the Louvre Museum. It invites visitors to reflect on the role and representation of female figures in the Mediterranean world, offering a unique experience based on audiovisual, digital and sensory technologies. The exhibition is divided into 2 parts:

– Presentation of a documentary : on the rear deck A 10-minute video takes you on a journey to meet women (muses, priestesses, goddesses, artists) from Mesopotamia, Roman Egypt and ancient Greece.

An immersive exhibition: in the heart of the catamaran This exhibition envelops visitors in a truly sensory and immersive experience, developed by a group of influential figures who explore historical and contemporary Mediterranean lives. To the sound of poet Enheduanna’s voice, the exhibition unveils faces and lives from different eras and regions, highlighting the feminine powers of the Louvre’s collections through a dynamic emotional and visual presentation.

Monday to Friday, 2 pm to 7:30 pm
Weekends, 10 am to 7:30 pm

Exhibition pavilions

Dockside experience

Installed on the quaysides of ports, these pavilions are true exhibition and event spaces, with a rich program. In Marseille, they will be located on the esplanade of the Vieux-Port, right next to the boat. One pavilion is dedicated to a photo exhibition on the Mediterranean, migration and exile. In another, you can take a virtual journey back in timeand explore archaeological sites that have now disappeared. The central pavilion will focus on the Mediterranean, and particularly on the Mediterranean Sea. The central stage will be the nerve center of the festival, with a varied and intense program.