Marseille expos encourages the experience of high quality artistic projects by a wide range of audiences and organises the PAC, a festival of contemporary art, every year.
For one month, the PAC presents a wide range of exhibitions and events in the city of Marseille, in the large cultural institutions, cutting-edge spaces and commercial galleries of Marseille expos. An associated programme broadens the scope further still.
During the 4-day launch, the audience is invited to discover the city differently through contemporary artistic proposals, international invitations, cultural heritage and hidden treasures. Via explorations and artistic walks, the public can connect with the richness of the Marseille art scene and projects produced by invited French and international guests.
For the 7th edition in 2015, the members of Marseille expos have invited a guest curator for the first time. Caroline Hancock has proposed to imagine the programme by following a common thread: the invention of the photographic (picture) postcard in Marseille. The members of Marseille expos are proposing hugely diverse exhibitions and artistic projects combining excellence and accessibility. The PAC 2015 is an invitation to travel, a “destination” within the French contemporary art circuit.
2015 forges greater connections with the city, its inhabitants, businesses and living quarters, beyond the walls of the various museums and galleries. The encounters between the public and contemporary art take on many forms: the events create a synergy between many key stakeholders (cultural, economic, political) who then become the ambassadors of art in the region. In addition, round table discussions and professional encounters aim to position Marseille at the heart of major international artistic debates.
During the 4 launch days and throughout various districts in the city, contemporary artistic projects by local and international artists are combined with the experience of the famous and less well-known characteristics of Marseille. The viewing of artworks and ephemeral interventions is punctuated by the discovery of heritage sites, panoramic views, unmissable boutiques and other treasures.
The second largest city in France, Marseille performs as a cultural and tourist attraction: “Marseille as a picture postcard”.
MARSEILLE EXPOS – A CONTEMPORARY ART NETWORK
Founded in 2007, the Marseille expos network was created to promote contemporary art in Marseille. The network reinforces the exchange of information, experience and expertise, brings together artists and cultural agents and builds different and complementary audiences. Marseille expos functions as a platform promoting the programme of all the venues in the network.
LAUNCH WEEKEND 14-17 May
From 11am to 7pm + vernissages and late-night openings.
Opening Party on 13 May at the Friche la Belle de Mai.
Exhibitions from 14 May to 21 June.
THURSDAY 14 May
Belle de Mai – National districts
FRIDAY 15 May
Panier – Joliette – Belsunce districts
SATURDAY 16 May
Plaine – Cours Julien – Préfecture districts
SUNDAY 17 May
Nord and Corniche Kennedy districts
27 – 30 May
EXHIBITIONS OPEN UNTIL 21 June