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Ghada Amer

Cultural, Exhibition, Visual/graphic arts, Painting, Sculpture, Human and social sciences in Marseille
Free
  • Born in Cairo in 1963, Ghada Amer moved to Nice in 1974 with her parents. Some ten years later, she trained there at the Villa Arson, before joining the Institute for Advanced Studies in Plastic Arts in Paris.

    Revolted by the difficulty of asserting herself as a painter in the 1980s, and a fortiori as a woman painter, Ghada Amer developed a work of embroidered canvases and installations as well as sculptures and gardens, through which painting asserted itself. gradually. In 1999, she was...
    Born in Cairo in 1963, Ghada Amer moved to Nice in 1974 with her parents. Some ten years later, she trained there at the Villa Arson, before joining the Institute for Advanced Studies in Plastic Arts in Paris.

    Revolted by the difficulty of asserting herself as a painter in the 1980s, and a fortiori as a woman painter, Ghada Amer developed a work of embroidered canvases and installations as well as sculptures and gardens, through which painting asserted itself. gradually. In 1999, she was invited by Harald Szeemann to exhibit at the Venice Biennale, where she received the UNESCO prize. Since 1996, she lives and works in New York.

    The Ghada Amer exhibition is the first retrospective of the artist in France.
    In three places in Marseille, it brings together the different modes of plastic expression of the Franco-Egyptian artist, from her beginnings to her most recent creations.

    - At Mucem - Fort Saint-Jean, Georges Henri Rivière building and migration garden:
    From December 2 to April 16, 2023 (320 m²)
    “Ghada Amer, East – الشرق – الغرب – West”

    At the Mucem, the artist's cross-cultural and international career is highlighted: the East, its perception by the West, the translatability of one culture into another, religion and the condition of women are all themes including Ghada Amer delivers a personal, committed and nuanced vision, asserting itself as one of the great voices of current debates on the post-colonial issues of creation.
    Opposite, Ghada Amer's first garden-sculpture in Arabic, A Woman's Voice Is Revolution is presented on the threshing floor in the gardens of the fort (from September 17, 2022 until to April 16, 2023).


    - At the Frac Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur:
    From December 2, 2022 until February 26, 2023 (1st floor platform – 280 m²)
    “Ghada Amer, Witches and Bitches”

    For Ghada Amer, the question of women transcends that of cultural or religious affiliation. Resolutely feminist, she seized the traditionally feminine medium of embroidery as a painter. Between homage and claim, his paintings enter into dialogue with the "masters" of a history of art too long dominated by men. They develop under the sign of a jubilant creative power and a new interest for the portrait.

    - At the chapel of the Center of the Vieille Charité:
    From December 2, 2022 to April 16, 2023
    “Ghada Amer, Sculptor”

    Through fascinating transfers from one technique to another, the pictorial experimentations of Ghada Amer invest the field of sculpture through installations and landscape sculptures, but also through ceramic and bronze works recently pushed in the direction of monumentality.

    Commissioners:
    Hélia Paukner, curator in charge of the Contemporary Art division, Mucem
    Philippe Dagen, 20th and 21st century art historian, professor at the University
    Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, critic for the daily Le Monde and independent curator.

    - Open doors
    Thursday, December 1, from 4 p.m., discover a preview of the exhibition "Ghada Amer" at the Mucem

    Accessible for disabled

  • Spoken languages
    • French
  • From December 2, 2022 to December 31, 2022
  • From January 1, 2023 to April 16, 2023
  • Concession
    From 4 € to 8 €
  • One price
    From 0 € to 11 €
  • Concession
    From 4 € to 8 €
  • One price
    From 0 € to 11 €
Schedules
Schedules
  • From December 2, 2022 until April 16, 2023
    Opened Everyday
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