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[Art-science exhibition] Marseille Privatopia

October 8 to 24, 2020
Salle Pouillon (Campus Saint Charles, Aix-Marseille Université, 3 place Victor Hugo, 13003 Marseille)

Art-science exhibition by visual artist Anke Doberauer and geographers Élisabeth Dorier and Julien Dario (Aix Marseille University)

Camargo is pleased to announce the exhibition "Marseille Privatopia", which is the result of a project developed at the Camargo Foundation in 2014.

Since 2007, a team of university geographers has been exploring Marseille, mapping the growing influence of "closed residencies". These "closed residencies" point out that the city is regulated and managed by real estate developers and landlords, who ignore the needs of the streets and public spaces: it is what E. Mc Kenzie called "Privatopia". Fragmentation of spaces and social withdrawal accompany the trivialization of this phenomenon. In 2014, artist Anke Doberauer joined this exploration. Her paintings, created "en plein air" in closed residences, underline the omnipresence of walls and enclosed gardens. They delineate preserved places where quality of life prevails, facing abandoned public spaces. The closed residence could thus be compared to an earthly paradise: a very selective space.

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Partnerships and coproductions: Laboratoire Population Environnement Développement - Marseille-Aix University, Goethe-Institut Marseille, Région Sud, Espace G, and the Camargo Foundation.



[Exhibition] Nicolas Floc'h: Paysages productifs

September 25, 2020 — January 17, 2021
At the FRAC Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, Marseille

Nicolas Floc’h, Paysages productifs, Invisible, 4m, Anse de l’arène, Cassis, 2018 © ADAGP, Paris, 2019

The exhibition is a true photographic manifesto that reveals the importance of exploring the underwater environment from an artistic point of view.

With productive writings, productive structures and productive seascapes, Nicolas Floc'h constructs a research related to the representation of environments, their exploitation and their transformation whether they are terrestrial or marine, atmospheric or polar. The interactions between ecosystems, from the "ocean machine", make it possible to address questions of habitat, landscapes, biodiversity, climate, productivity, based on simple concepts: to live, to eat and to exchange.

He has been an artist-in-residence at the Camargo Foundation on several occasions since 2018 as part of the residency program "Calanques, land of science, source of inspiration", during which he developed this project.

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In partnership with the Calanques National Park, Pythéas Institute (Aix-Marseille University, CNRS, IRD), IUCN World Conservation Congress and Manifesta 13 (Les Parallèles du Sud) in Marseille. With support from the French Ministry of Culture, Préfecture des Bouches-du-Rhône, Conseil départemental des Bouches-du-Rhône, Artconnexion, Fondation de France and Fondation Daniel et Nina Carasso.

[Announcement] Camargo Core Program 2020-2021 Fellows Announced  

July 24, 2020

The Camargo Foundation has announced the 2020-2021 Fellows of the Core Program, its historical and flagship program. Each year an international call is launched through which 18 fellows (9 artists and 9 scholars/thinkers) are selected.

Winners are awarded residencies from 6 to 11 weeks in a stunning, contemplative environment where they have the space, time, and freedom to think, create, and connect. With each cohort of Fellows, the Foundation strives to foster connections between research and creation. Since 1971, the Camargo Foundation has awarded residencies to over 800 Core Program Fellows as part of its mission to support groundbreaking research, experimentation, and interdisciplinary approaches in the Arts and Humanities.

This year, the winners were selected from more than 850 applications submitted from 103 countries. Congratulations to the following fellows:

Fall 2020

  • David Birkin, Artist & Writer, US
  • Cristina Corsi, Scholar in Archaeology, Italy
  • Elsa Dorlin, Scholar in Social and Political Philosophy, France
  • Samuel Fury Childs Daly, Scholar in History, US
  • Ladee Hubbard, Writer, US
  • Salomé Lamas, Visual Artist, Portugal

Spring 2021

  • Carlos Gutiérrez, Composer, Bolivia
  • Michael Harrison, Composer, US
  • Erica Johnson, Scholar in Caribbean Literature, US
  • Dong Li, Writer, Germany
  • Alireza Mirmohammadi, Choreographer, Iran
  • Eva Müller, Visual Artist, Germany
  • Louly Seif, Filmmaker, Egypt
  • Maya Smith, Scholar in Linguistics, US
  • Kate Stevens, Scholar in History, New Zealand
  • Henry Stoll, Scholar in Musicology, US
  • Laura Wagner, Writer, US
  • Julia Weist & Nestor Siré, Artists, US & Cuba

Click here to learn more about their projects.
Click here to apply for the 50 years of the Core Program (residencies in 2021-2022).

[Music] The Mediterranean Youth Orchestra and the Festival d'Aix in creative residency at the Camargo Foundation

June 22—July 4, 2020

The Intercultural Medinea Sessions of the Mediterranean Youth Orchestra (MYO) are open to a dozen of young and talented musicians from the Mediterranean basin (building their careers to become professional artists) and who have an intense practice of musical improvisation, even of the composition. Each session is designed for a large diversity of musical aesthetics and Mediterranean expressions and hosts all styles of music using elements of improvisations (jazz, traditional music, early music, etc.).
Fabrizio Cassol, composer and jazzman in residence at the Camargo Foundation, guides these sessions and proposes to experiment with techniques of collective composition, within an ensemble, with the aim of leading to the creation of a common musical production which also reveals individual singularities. This training offers a unique intercultural experience of the life of an ensemble in creation, in rehearsals and on tour.

In light of the Covid-19 pandemic, the mobility of many artists has been restricted to short distances within the borders of their own countries. For this reason, the Mediterranean Youth Orchestra is proposing a unique and innovative version of its traditional Medinea Session led by Fabrizio Cassol, all the while continuing to respect the necessary sanitary regulations in place. Thanks to exceptional measures put in place, artists at the Fondation Camargo in Cassis and artists in their homes or in their confinement locations will work together to create a collective composition that will be performed and shared with the help of online tools.

Session organized by the Mediterranean Youth Orchestra and the Festival d'Aix-en-Provence, with the support of Medinea, the European Union's Erasmus Plus Program, Fondation Orange, the Stavros Niarchos Foundation and the Mécénat Musical Société Général.

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Learn more about Fabrizio Cassol

Replay of the concert

Concert recorded on July 3, 2020 at the Camargo Foundation