Edition 2018

Godard - Picasso


As part of Picasso‑Méditerranée, this show marks the 50th anniversary of the Musée national Picasso‑Paris. Godard and Picasso’s disciplines are poles apart in many respects. Although the former has long been considered the French new wave’s enfant terrible and the latter one of the 20th century’s greatest visual artists, it is fair to make comparisons between them. The exhibition aims to illustrate and reflect on the artists’ historic and symbolic place in their respective fields, and the role of a write —Aragon—who admired them both.
The pieces in the Rencontres d’Arles show will reveal relationships, little studied until now, between the filmmaker and painter’s work by focusing on their common practice of collage and proposing unprecedented iconographic coincidences. Works by other artists, including Alain Bergala (1943), Ange Leccia (1952), Jean‑Daniel Pollet (1936‑2004) and André Villers (1930‑2016) will also be presented.

Exhibition curator: Dominique Païni, assisted by Isis Jourda.
Exhibition produced by the Centre des monuments nationaux (CMN), the Rencontres d'Arles, with exceptional support from the Musée national Picasso - Paris as part of Picasso-Méditerranée.
Wallpapers by Processus, Paris.
Framing by Europlast, Circad, Paris and Blaise Saint-Maurice, Barbizon.

With support from the Swiss Confederation.

  • Institutional partners

    • République Française
    • Région Provence Alpes Côté d'Azur
    • Département des Bouches du Rhône
    • Arles
    • Le Centre des monuments nationaux est heureux de soutenir les Rencontres de la Photographie d’Arles en accueillant des expositions dans l’abbaye de Montmajour
  • Main partners

    • Fondation LUMA
    • BMW
    • SNCF
    • Kering
  • Media partners

    • Arte
    • Lci
    • Konbini
    • Le Point
    • Madame Figaro
    • France Culture