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[Concert] Propagations Festival, first edition, at Camargo on May 13th & 14th, 2021

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Propagations Festival, 1st edition, invites you to live the experience of the unheard of from May 6 to 20, 2021, in Marseille and Cassis!

These propagations, resolutely positive, take the continuation of Les musiques festival, organized by the GMEM, the national center of musical creation of Marseille. Open to all forms of musical creation, at the crossroads of aesthetics and arts, demonstrating agility, permanent adaptation to new practices, this new evolving festival adapts to the situation of the moment and gives you a rendez-vous in theaters, outdoors or in streaming...

The eclecticism of today's musical forms and aesthetics leaves a field of adventure that the festival's programming invests and develops. With more than 25 events, Propagations is a highlight that also synthesizes the intramural work of the GMEM (artist residencies, commissions, research and development of computer music).

In partnership with the GMEM, Propagations will partly take place at the Camargo Foundation with a series of concerts on May 13th & 14th:

  • Concert: NOORG, [l’autour], Loïc Guénin, Eric Brochard
    May 13th at 4:00 pm & May 14th at 9:00 pm

  • Concert Performance: Eloge de la plante, Jeanne Crousaud, Jean-Luc Hervé
    May 13th at 7:30 pm & 10:30 pm and May 14th at 8:00 pm and 10:30 pm

  • Concert: Fata Morgana', eRikm, Ensemble Dedalus
    May 13th at 9:00 pm

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[Open Call] NAFAS: an emergency program to support the Lebanese artistic scene

In response to the acute crisis in Lebanon, which has had a devastating impact on the Lebanese arts scene, the Institut français, the Association des Centres culturels de rencontre (ACCR) and the Institut français du Liban have joined forces to offer residencies in France to 100 Lebanese creative artists and arts professionals via an emergency program entitled "NAFAS", from the Arabic word نفس, meaning "breath". The programme is an extension of the emergency aid for Lebanon announced by the President of France in September 2020 and is jointly funded by the French Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs and the French Ministry of Culture. The arts - in the shape of restoration of heritage and help for creative artists - feature prominently in the French emergency reconstruction aid package.

The NAFAS residencies are designed to offer Lebanese artists a breathing space and allow them to continue producing creative work via cultural exchanges with France. The aim of the program is to provide Lebanese creative artists, designers and arts professionals with support in the form of residencies lasting for a specified duration in all parts of mainland France to enable them to develop a creative and/or research  project in any sector of contemporary creative arts.
The program was instigated in October 2020 following the explosion in Beirut on 4 August 2020. As of March 2021, it is being stepped up with the implementation of three schemes: a call for applications by the Institut français; a call for applications by the ACCR; and a special selection by the Institut français du Liban in partnership with the in partnership with the French UNESCO Creative Cities Committee. In addition to these three residency schemes, specific residencies will be offered by associate partners such as the Centre national du cinéma et de l’image animée (CNC) and the Cité internationale des arts.

The Camargo Foundation is a partner of the "NAFAS, 100 résidences d’artistes libanais en France" program and will be hosting in 2021 two Lebanese artists-in-residence, with the support of the Région Sud authority.


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[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 778 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

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