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[Installation] Domo de Eŭropa Historio en Ekzilo by Thomas Bellinck

From June 16 to September 2nd, 2018
Mucem, Marseille

Domo de Eŭropa Historio en Ekzilo ("House of European History in Exile") takes you more than half a century back in time to the early twenty-first century. Although little-studied, this period nevertheless provided the breeding-ground for the sweeping changes that were to take place during our century. It was a remarkable era, characterised by Integration and Harmonisation. Blessed by the Long Peace. Overshadowed by the Great Recession. Back when national borders were blurred and people everywhere used a single currency called the "euro". Back when Brussels, not Warsaw, lay at the beating heart of the old continent. The first international exhibition on life in the former European Union.

Thomas Bellinck has been in residence at the Camargo Foundation in partnership with the Festival de Marseille.


[Exhibition] "Histoires dans la pénombre" by Roee Rosen at the Centre Pompidou

From June 27 to October 29, 2018
Centre Pompidou, Paris, France

This two-part project reveals the multifaceted work of artist, writer and film director Roee Rosen (Rehovot, 1963). The exhibition Histoires dans la pénombre presents two major works – The Blind Merchant (1989-1991), an alternative version of Shakespeare's Merchant of Venice told by a blind usurer and Vladimir’s Night (2011-2014), a political treatise on the dangers of fetishising an object – accompanied by a more recent film, The Dust Channel (2016), an operetta on purification in all its forms.

A retrospective of his films entitled Sweet Sweat also highlights the irony, or rather agility of Roee Rosen's pieces on History, transforming fiction into a polemic space for current political questions.

The Roee Rosen: Sweet Sweat retrospective is a co-production with the Jeu de Paume and with the collaboration of the FID Marseille. Roee Rosen was in residency at the Camargo Foundation in 2018.


[Cassis Jazz Festival] "I don't dress fine - Tribute to Bessie Smith" by Sarah Lenka

Friday August 24, 2018 at 8:30 PM
Amphitheatre - Camargo Foundation


Sarah Lenka has always conceived singing as a way to liberate the emotions that flow through her. Surrounded by a new team, Sarah Lenka revives the frenzied and mocking spirit of Bessie Smith, as she also knows how to extract and highlight its passing melancholy and bitter irony. Totally rearranged by the group and cleared from its wrinkles, Bessie's songs find in Sarah's voice an original echo and seem to have been written for her.

Organized by Bleu Ciel Productions and the city of Cassis. Reservations and box office at the Office du Tourisme de Cassis.


[Cassis Jazz Festival] "Who's Happy?" by Hugh Coltman

Saturday August 25, 2018 at 8:30 PM
Amphitheatre - Camargo Foundation


Dancing beatdrums like in one of these legendary New Orleans funerals, brass sounds full of soul, guitars blending folk and blues trends... Hugh Coltman (Victoires du Jazz 2017) has developped eleven songs in which he unfurls his warm voice of sentimental trucker and great connoisseur of human emotions, always lenient for the night lover, the sunset helpless or the sunny melancholic...

Organized by Bleu Ciel Productions and the city of Cassis. Reservations and box office at the Office du Tourisme de Cassis.



[Conference] "Les Ateliers Quel Amour!" with Ryo Abe

Saturday September 1st, 2018 from 3 PM to 4:30 PM
Frac PACA, Marseille

Ryo Abe, Japanese architect in residence at the Camargo Foundation, will be presenting his project Approaches developped in partnership with the Calanques National Park and the Pytheas Institute: an installation at the entrance of the park from Port-Miou. In the same way as the trees of a forest create borders and connections between their branches and leaves, the design of the façade recreates these intimate connections. The installation creates a territory and a space for each of us. Closely resembling a seed, the installation is covered with multiple stainless-steel sheets, mimicking the structure of a plant, or the texture of fish scales; reflecting the natural surroundings. Acting as a catalyst for discussion, the installation offers a point of reflection towards the relationship between human and nature.


[Book launch] "Les rencontres éditoriales du Magasin" with Nicolas Floc'h

Friday September 14, 2018 at 6:30 PM
Magasin du Frac PACA, Marseille

Nicolas Floc'h — a French artist and resident of the Calanques program — will be presenting his new book GLAZ, published by Roma Publications, which gathers in one volume the work he has accomplished in the past twelve years. During his talk, Nicolas Floc'h will be accompanied by Julie Chénot, Camargo's executive director, and Pascal Neveux, the Frac director.


[Guided tour] European Heritage Days at the Camargo Foundation

Saturday September 15, 2018 from 11 AM to noon

The Camargo Foundation will open its doors to the public as part of the European Heritage Days. A guided tour will be organized, during which visitors will be introduced to the Foundation's history, Jerome Hill's personal record and achievements, as well as the botanical and natural dimensions which characterize the property.

By reservation only: rsvp@camargofoundation.org


[Dance] "Staged?" by Maria Hassabi at the Actoral festival

September 28 and 29, 2018
Friche la Belle de Mai, Marseille

Maria Hassabi has developed a singular choreographic language by slowing down bodies. Halfway between dance and sculpture, between movement and immobility, Staged? releases tensions with the utmost attention. Maria was in residence at the Camargo Foundation in 2016 in partnership with the Jerome Foundation.


[Festival] "¡ Viva Villa !" Artists in Residence Festival

From September 29 to October 7, 2018
Villa Méditerranée, Marseille

The ¡ Viva Villa ! festival for artists in residence settles in Marseille, at the Villa Méditerranée. For the 3rd time, the Villa Médicis, Casa Velázquez and Villa Kujoyama gather on the occasion of this meeting on contemporary creation to present their respective artists. On the menu: visual arts, cinema and video, installations, music, gatherings... Free entrance.


Mitra by Jorge Leon and the Ictus Ensemble at the Actoral festival

October 12 and 13, 2018
Friche la Belle de Mai, Marseille

In his new creation Mitra, Belgian filmmaker and director Jorge León reveals a moving portrait of a woman through her digital correspondence. A woman whose thirst for justice will not stop her from facing her destiny. Mitra will be presented in its full shape, as a performance intertwining cinema, opera and live music, and as part of the Actoral festival in Marseille.