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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.

[Heritage] European Heritage Open Days at Camargo

September 18 at 11am and September 19 at 11am and 2pm

Guided tour of the Camargo Foundation with a presentation of the history of the Foundation and its founder Jerome Hill, and a visit of the gardens and of some of the buildings.

Launched in 1985 in France, the European Heritage Days are the most widely celebrated participatory cultural event shared by the citizens of Europe.

Free event. 25 people maximum. Visit in French. Please RSVP at:
The meeting point is at the Camargo Foundation, 1 avenue Maurice Jermini, 13260 Cassis.

Please note that wearing a mask is mandatory.

IMPORTANT: This event is cancelled because of COVID-19 measures taken by the Préfecture des Bouches-du-Rhône (French State representative authority at the local level).

[Music Workshop] Dive into the musical creative process!

With Benjamin Dupé, composer-in-residence
Wednesday, September 2, from 6 to 8pm, and Thursday, September 17, from 6 to 8pm
Camargo Foundation

©Olivier Thomas

Whether you are a musician or just curious about sound art, Benjamin Dupé, composer-in-residence at the Camargo Foundation, invites you to experience the intimacy of his creative process. Through discussions and playful experimentation, the composer offers the opportunity to witness the inception of his next musical piece, by sharing the initial thought processes of a new creation. The aim of the event is to compose a musical piece to be performed by children for which melodic movement is intrinsically linked to the creation of sounds. Come and participate in a cacophony of sound created with objects dragged on the ground, sounds of different elements being poured, the buzz of whirling strings… enriching the poetic imaginary of the project, in an open approach to contemporary music.

  • Wednesday, September 2, from 6 to 8 pm
  • Thursday, September 17, from 6 to 8 pm

    Attendance at both events is recommended.

    Mandatory booking:

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With support from the Direction Régionale des Affaires Culturelles Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur and the Région Sud.

[Sound Walk] HORIZON-S

With Julie Rousse, sound artist, improvisator, and phonographer
Fridays, September 4 and 11 at 6pm
Camargo Foundation

© Florent Kolandjian 2019

The Horizon is a familiar element of landscape, which we muse over and covet as a goal to achieve. Yet it is a non-place, an imaginary curved line between the earth and the sky, separating sky and sea.

It is this image that leads the sound artist Julie Rousse to a reverie with an invitation to the public to experiment with the imaginary line that separates reality from the artist's mediation. An invitation to explore the boundary between the audible and the invisible, the Here and now from an Imagined elsewhere during a soundwalk through the landscape of the gardens of the Camargo Foundation, concluding with an outdoor performance at the open-air theatre.

horizon (noun)

As soon as we lose sight of the land, we plunge into the dimension of uncertainty, into the "domain of the formless": "the sea is the place where all balance or stability is broken, the endless negation or, at the very least, the recurrent threat to security that man, who is used to the land, more or less consciously carries within him".
"There is no horizon. The sailor never finds, nor will he ever find this sharp line between sky and water. This sinuous line of woods and mountains, and this richly colored mist, go and see it; it is everywhere as here, trunks, leaves, paths, rocks". Alain,
Propos, 1933, p. 1168.

  • Friday, September 4th, at 6 p.m.
  • Friday, September 11th, at 6 p.m.

For both dates, numbers are limited to 10 people.
Booking is essential:

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With the support of the Direction Régionale des Affaires Culturelles Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur and the Région Sud.

[Literature Festival] 32th edition of the "Printemps du Livre de Cassis"

September 5 & 6, 2020, Open-air theatre of the Camargo Foundation

The Printemps du Livre de Cassis is a 3-day festival (including 2 days at Camargo) dedicated to literature, whose main ambition is to improve and enhance the readership/writer relationship and dialogue through the organization of open-air, public conferences with a wide range of francophone writers. The theme of this 32th edition is "Famille, je vous aime, famille, je vous hais" ("Family, I love you, family, I hate you"), and will combine literature, music, cinema, photos and art.

Read the Program.

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[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.

Learn more about the Intercultural Medinea Sessions
Learn more about Fabrizio Cassol

Replay of the concert

Concert recorded on July 3, 2020 at the Camargo Foundation