Des exploits, des chefs-d’œuvre

On the initiative of Frac Sud - Cité de l’art contemporain, presented simultaneously at Mucem, [mac] and Frac Sud

L’Heure de gloire, Frac Sud - Cité de l’art contemporain (until December 22nd) ; Trophées et reliques, Mucem - Musée des civilisations de l’Europe et de la Méditerranée ; Tableaux d’une exposition, [mac] - Musée d’art contemporain de Marseille.

Today, art can only consider sport, as it is the backdrop of our contemporary societies. On the initiative of Frac Sud - Cité de l’art contemporain and at the invitation of director Muriel Enjalran, curator and art critic Jean-Marc Huitorel has conceived an exhibition in three leading cultural institutions in the South of France and Marseille. Des exploits, des chefs-d’oeuvre explores the relationship between art and sport through over 200 works by nearly 100 French and foreign artists, where fascination, criticism and humour coexist.

Conception graphique Solie Morin

There are thousand of ways to explore the relationship between art and sport, as understood that, althought both are capable of producing beauty, sport isn’t art and art isn’t sport. For Des exploits, des chefs-d’œuvre, generic title of the project, three aproaches are offered as flexible and porous as possible, corresponding to the three exhibition venues.