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Au travail !

Feuilleton chorégraphique en 2 épisodes

11.02 — 11.09

Herman Diephuis has chosen to shift the means of performance by putting on in situ projects in museums, in connection with the collections or temporary exhibitions, which play on unframing and shifting.
He has led a first experience in 2006 in Scotland, in the Aberdeen Art Gallery and since then, he has staged several projects in museums: in musée des Beaux-Arts of Reims in May 2007 and in musée d'art moderne André Malraux of le Havre in April 2008; in musée Fabre of Montpellier in May 2008; in musée d'Art et d'Histoire of Rochefort in October 2009; in musée des Beaux-Arts of Valenciennes in 2010; in MAC/VAL musée d'art contemporain of Val-de-Marne in Vitry-sur-Seine in 2010; in musée Malraux of le Havre in 2011 and in musée des Beaux-Arts de Caen in 2017.

It is an approach to painting that enjoys seeing how images can be embodied, creating a distance from contextual references and escaping a desire for reconstitution, so as to give another possible interpretation of works.

For the exhibition The Fiery Cities. Art, work, revolt. 1870 – 1914, Herman Diephuis meets the demand of the centre chorégraphique national of Caen in Normandy and the musée des Beaux-Arts of Caen and will present performances in the museum spaces to the public at the end of the creation, which are either in motion or stationary, chiming with the themes of the exhibition that are the following:
I: transformed landscape,
II: work and changing place
III: suspended work.

These performances will be imagined as a “serial” in two episodes, bringing together around fifteen amateurs and two professional dancers for each episode.
This experience is a moment for encounters and exchanges, not requiring any dance techniques or stage experience, everyone can take part in their own way, according to their age and lifestyle.

Viewers are invited to discover this choreographic serial on 2nd and 9th November (from 6 years old).

Musée des Beaux-Arts de Caen

Le Château
14000 Caen
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Accessible for disabled persons
Practical informations :
▶︎ From Tuesday to Friday, from 9.30am to 12.30pm and from 1.30pm to 6pm.
▶︎ At weekends from 11am to 6pm.
▶︎ Daily from July 1st to August 31st.
  • Repasseuses

  • Herman Diephuis, portrait

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