AVIGNON, ASSOCIATION JEAN VILAR
JEAN VILAR AND AVIGNON: A PHOTOGRAPHIC WALK IN THE JARDIN DES DOMS
4 June - 14 November 2021
7:30am — 10pm (June/July)
7:30am — 8pm (August/September)
7:30am — 6pm (October/November)
Jean Vilar passed away 50 years ago, leaving Avignon, his festival, his actors and his public orphaned. But his adventure has been continued and reinvented. After 75 years, the Cour d'honneur is still the inner sanctum. This outdoor photo show invites you to take an intimate walk through Vilar’s adventure in the original, enchanting Jardin des Doms outside performance times. Agnès Varda, the friend from Sète, Maurice Costa, the faithful local witness, and many other photographers reveal what goes on backstage at night in Avignon: work, team spirit, fatigue, play, rest, family and the far-seeing presence of Jean Vilar, who invented and headed this theater under the sun, far from Paris. The images attest to Avignon’s imprint on Jean Vilar’s theater as well as to the power, vitality and joy of making theater together, yesterday and today.
Exhibition curators: Jean-Pierre Moulères assisted by Adrian Blancard et Margot Laurens.
Accessible upon presentation of the Rencontres d’Arles 2021 pass.