Fiac Hors les murs - Musée national Eugène Delacroix, from October 13 to 20, 2019.
FIAC Hors les Murs is an exhibition of outdoor artworks presenting sculptures and installations to the widest possible audiencein emblematic public spaces throughout the city. Providing a unique opportunity for artists to enter into a dialogue with Parisianheritage sites, the programme favors ease of access to contemporary creation and encourages broader knowledge on sight cultural mediation. FIAC Hors les Murs is housed in prestigious Parisian venues including the Jardin des Tuileries, the Place de la Concorde, the musée national Eugène Delacroix and the Place Vendôme. In the continuity of FIAC Hors les Murs in the Jardin des Tuileries, the musée national Eugène Delacroix opens to FIAC visitors, in collaboration with the musée du Louvre. Situated in the heart of Saint-Germain-des-Prés, the museum is an unexpected haven of peace, situated between a beautiful paved courtyard and an intimate garden. Originally housing the artist’s apartment, separate studio building and especially designed garden, Maurice Denis and other great painters of the 1920s fought to transform this unique place into a museum. For FIAC 2019, the Musée national Eugène Delacroix features works by Glenn Brown, in collaboration with Max Hetzler (Berlin, Paris, London). Born in 1966 in Hexham, Glenn Brown is one of Britain’s most revered contemporary artists. He works across painting, drawing and sculpture, taking as his source material reproduced imagery from art history and popular culture. At the core of his practice is the blending of artistic periods and stylistic genres. Transcending time and pictorial conventions, Glenn Brown’s work disarms common distinctions between beauty and abjection, heightening the emotive tension present within. For his exhibition at the Musée Delacroix, the artist will present new works, with an emphasis on drawing, as well as a large sculpture, inspired by Delacroix, among other artists. Sharing a dedication for draughtsmanship with Delacroix, Glenn Brown has been pursuing drawing as an autonomous form of expression since 2013. With flowing forms and energetic lines, he captures the potential and freedom of the medium in his richly layered drawings. Engaging with the ennobled subjects of portraiture and nature, themes also explored by Delacroix, Glenn Brown transposes the work of his predecessor into his own complex and unique artistic language. Inauguration cocktail on Sunday, October 13th at 6pm at the musée Delacroix, upon presentation of the invitation or your Guest of honour accreditation.
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