Emma Dusong,"Valise", 2012, valise, amplificateur, éléments électromécaniques, haut-parleurs, tissu, 12 x 45 x 30 cm ; Collection Frac Occitanie Montpellier Crédit photographique : Frac Occitanie Montpellier © Droits réservés

Front de mer - Récits contemporains (Seafront - Contemporary stories)

Artists: Babi Badalov, Acaymo S. Cuesta, Emma Dusong, Nicène Kossentini, Nissrine Seffar

With works from the collections of Les Abattoirs, Musée - Frac Occitanie Toulouse and Frac Occitanie Montpellier

In 1940, many artists landed on the shores of the Côte Vermeille and mixed their destinies along the way. A border area, a free zone then an occupied one, an open door to a possible departure or an enclosed place of imprisonment, this place also became a territory of struggle. This is the theme of the modern part of the exhibition, which features works by Victor Brauner, Rolande Déchorrain, Raoul Dufy, Gerardo Lizarraga, Aristide Maillol and Felix Nussbaum, among others. The contemporary section responds with the same force and intensity. What all the artists have in common is their relationship with exile, storytelling and the staging of stories: their art is part of every journey across the world.


Des montagnes et des artistes (Mountains and artists)
Summer 2023 (June-September)

Contemporary art trail along the GR10 from Hendaye to Collioure

An exceptional event to mark the 40th anniversary of the Fonds régionaux d'art contemporain (Frac)

An interregional event organised by Frac Nouvelle-Aquitaine MÉCA and Les Abattoirs, Musée - Frac Occitanie Toulouse, with the participation of Frac Occitanie Montpellier.