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Paysage(s) choisi(s) – Chosen landscape(s), Nouveau Musée National de Monaco


Paysage(s) choisi(s) – Chosen landscape(s)

Screening programme linked to the thematics of Latifa Echakhch's exhibition: "Le jardin mécanique" on artificial landscapes, decorum and theater scenes.

April 20 - October 28, 2018

In 1918, Prince Albert I commissioned Gabriel Fauré to create a short suite for a lyrical comedy. Fauré cameup with a booklet called “Masques et Bargamasques” inspired by Paul Verlaine’s poem Claire de Lune.

"[...] Votre âme est un paysage choisi
Que vont charmant masques et bergamasques
Jouant du luth et dansant et quasi
Tristes sous leurs déguisements fantasques. [...]

This program offers a selection of videos dealing with the question of landscape both as an artificial sceneryand as the frame of an exotic and romantic representation of the territory.

Yto Barrada, Beau Geste, 2009
Hicham Berrada, Céleste, 2014
Sadie Benning, The Judy Spots, 1995
David Blandy, Background, 2013
Latifa Echakhch, Dérobadimage, 1999
Marie Voignier, Hinterland, 2009

 Image: Background, David Blandy, 2013

Image: Background, David Blandy, 2013

Villa Sauber, Nouveau Musée National de Monaco
NMNM, 8 avenue Hector Otto, 98000 Monaco