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40262AF – Journées internationales epfcl2024 (01/05/2024-05/05/2024)

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When art meets psychoanalysis
Exhibition at the Centre Pompidou-Metz
December 31, 2023 – May 27, 2024 (closed Tuesdays)

Lacan’s thought remains unexplored in the museum world, even though he had a strong relationship with works of art. Lacan was closely involved with twentieth-century art and artists (Salvador Dalí, André Masson, Georges Bataille, Pablo Picasso and Dora Maar), and never ceased to draw on art of all periods in his teaching. More than 40 years after the psychoanalyst’s death, the exhibition at the Centre Pompidou-Metz will explore Lacan’s special relationship with art, bringing together the works he himself indexed, the artists who paid tribute to him, and the modern and contemporary works that echo the major conceptual articulations of his thought.

Accessible by train from Paris-Est station, 1h30 direct journey. The Centre Pompidou Metz is a 10-minute walk from the arrival station.

Exhibition at the Musée Orsay
Paris 1874
Inventing Impressionism
From 26 March to 14 July 2024

150 years ago, on 15 April 1874, the first Impressionist exhibition opened in Paris. “To celebrate this anniversary, the Musée d’Orsay is presenting some 130 works, taking a fresh look at this key date, considered to be the kick-off for the avant-garde.

Exhibition at the Musée L’Orangerie
Robert Ryman. The gaze in action
From 06 March to 01 July 2024

The Musée de l’Orangerie is devoting an exhibition to the American artist Robert Ryman (1930-2019). All too often equated with the American Minimalist movement, with which it is most often in dialogue on museum walls, Ryman’s singular approach now demands to be seen for itself and by itself.

Exhibition at the Centre Pompidou
Art has only just begun
27 March – 1 July 2024

An exceptional exhibition paying tribute to the father of modern sculpture, this exhibition offers a unique opportunity to re-examine the art of this immense 20th-century artist in a new light. The studio forms the matrix of this retrospective, which brings together previously unseen groups of sculptures, thanks to major loans from leading international museums.

Musée Quai Branly exhibition
Gifts and gods at the Templo Mayor

The fruit of research carried out at the main temple of Mexican culture is being presented for the first time in Europe. The exhibition, organised in association with Mexico City’s National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH), lifts the veil on these discoveries. Their study reveals not only a dynamic and predatory society, but also artistic excellence and complex symbolic and religious thought.

Museum of the Hôtel de la Marine

You can visit the sumptuous eighteenth-century flats, which are fully furnished and decorated, the superb Al Thani collection, where you can marvel at masterpieces from all over the world, from Antiquity to the present day, the state rooms, the loggia with its magnificent view of Place de la Concorde, and the high-quality temporary exhibitions.

Culinary workshops at the Hôtel de la Marine

You can also take part in culinary workshops showcasing French gastronomic expertise. A visit followed by a cooking demonstration by a chef. Other culinary activities should be on offer by summer 2024: demonstrations, hands-on cooking, tastings, wine and pastry courses, etc.

Palais de Tokyo

Institutional psychotherapy ” is a psychiatric practice that began in the mid-20th century, based on the premise that in order to treat patients, the hospital must first be treated. In other words, the mental disorder must never be isolated from its social and institutional context. Inspired by these revolutionary psychiatric and human experiments, which rely on the collective and on artistic creation, this exhibition looks at different ways of transforming places of isolation into places of protection, refuges against the violence of society.

It features films by François Pain, who documented life at the La Borde clinic, and the words of leading practitioners of institutional psychotherapy (François Tosquelles, Jean Oury, Félix Guattari), and brings together artists, as well as carers and educators, who have initiated collective artistic practices in various structures linked to mental health care. These experiences, past and present, in France and elsewhere, show how art is a tool for emancipation, an active and critical form of togetherness and an expression of vital poetry.