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The Dream of Ulysses

The Dream of Ulysses

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The Dream of Ulysses

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Exhibition Catalog

Villa Carmignac, Fondation Carmignac, Porquerolles, Hyères, 2022. Published by Editions Dilecta, Paris.

200 pp. Well illustrated (chiefly col.) and loose inserts throughout. 27 x 20 cm. In English. Paperbound.

ISBN 9782373721515

The Villa Carmignac presents an exhibition inspired by the Greek hero who sailed for ten years to return home after the Trojan War (The Iliad). Legend has it that Ulysses reached the shores of Porquerolles Island, where he fought and struck down the Alycastre, the monster sent by Poseidon and sculpted by the artist Miquel Barceló at the entrance of the Villa Carmignac. On this wild Mediterranean island off the coast of Hyères in the South of France, where the light, sea, trees and caves are the same as in Homer’s time, gods and myths are still very much alive. The Odyssey continues to accompany us and to help us live, like some more contemporary works of art, which sometimes light our way. In the catalogue of this group exhibition, designed by the studio deValence, most of the works are represented opposite a quotation by the artist, chosen specifically for its echo to the theme of the labyrinth and the Homeric journey. The reader is thus invited to meet each work and each artist, to stroll around, to be challenged, and even to lose oneself thanks to the game of mirrors offered by the graphic design. The book includes a booklet of in situ views of the exhibition. Exhibiting Artists: John Baldessari, Miquel Barceló, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Marinus Boezem, Louise Bourgeois, Mark Bradford, Francesco Clemente, Niki de Saint Phalle, Olafur Eliasson, Haris Epaminonda, Leandro Erlich, Cyprien Gaillard, Douglas Gordon., Duane Hanson, Keith Haring, Camille Henrot, Rashid Johnson, William Kentridge, Yves Klein, Bruce Nauman, Marilène Oliver, Richard Prince, Carol Rama, Man Ray, Odilon Redon, Gerhard Richter, Egon Schiele, Günther Uecker, Willem Adriaan van Konijnenburg, Adrián Villar Rojasj, Andy Warhol and several others.

Subject Headings: International ; Western Art -- Post-1945 ; Post-1970 -- Several Fine Arts Media (Western) --

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