On aime l'art...!! agnès b., Grand Arles Express, Collection Lambert en Avignon, France

6 July–5 November 2017

Exhibition Overview

Nuit de noël

The Lambert Collection, Museum of Contemporary Art, Avignon, presents a selection of works from the agnès b. collection as part of the Grand Arles Express program outside the walls of the Rencontres Internationales de la Photographie in Arles.

If exhibitions have already discovered some major works collected for over thirty years by the designer agnès b., the idea of making his mirror portrait with multiple facets has never been achieved with this magnitude. At the same time a stylist, director of a film selected at the Venice Film Festival, film producer, intimately linked to the world of music, agnès b. has also been a great discoverer of artists since the 1980s. She opened her gallery in 1983 and unearths photographic nuggets dating from the 1930s to the present day.

The exhibition is organized around great artists that she often collected as a pioneer, from Kenneth Anger to Jonas Mekas, but also around temporal or aesthetic filiations. Like so many rebuses and folktales, these works draw a portrait of this woman freed from all convention. Like Yvon Lambert, agnès b. share this fury of life communicated by the collected works to be shared.

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