Past

Exhibition

Miryam Haddad

Le sommeil n'est pas un lieu sûr

July 1 – September 29, 2019

Presented at the Collection Lambert in the exhibition “Rêvez #2” in 2018, Miryam Haddad was selected in 2019 to create the poster for the 73rd edition of the Festival d’Avignon. The Collection Lambert is setting aside two rooms in its permanent collection space to present a series of her recent works.

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Vik Muniz

Imaginária

July 1 – September 22, 2019

As part of Grand Arles Express (satellite program of the Rencontres d’Arles), with which the Collection Lambert has partnered since its creation in 2016, the famous Brazilian artist Vik Muniz returns to Avignon eight years after his major solo exhibition to present a series of works for the first time in Europe.

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A Normal Working Day

Various Days

July 1 – September 22, 2019

Alongside Nirvana (performance included in the Sélection suisse en Avignon from 10 to 20 July), the Collection Lambert has invited A Normal Working Day to occupy its various basement spaces. Blending the extravagant sensuality of Delgado Fuchs with the poetic precision of the electromechanical installations of Zimoun, Various Days locates being…

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Rêvez #3, Mémoires sauvées du vent

Collection Lambert / Young artists program

March 2 - June 10, 2019

In 2019, the École Nationale Supérieure de la Photographie in Arles, the École Supérieure d’Art et de Design Marseille-Méditerranée, and the École Supérieure d’Art in Avignon are privileged partners in this artistic adventure, part of the Lambert Collection presentation of its works, as well as the exhibition devoted to Francesco…

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Francesco Vezzoli, Le lacrime dei poeti

Sculptures by Francesco Vezzoli, in dialogue with works by Louise Lawler, Giulio Paolini and Cy Twombly

March 2 – June 10, 2019

“So long as we are in this place we shall not be free from her; it is as if our thoughts must be forever stained by some of her own dark illumination – the preoccupation of a stone woman inherited from a past whose greatest hopes and ideals fell to ruins. Behind and through her the whole idea of Greece glows sadly, like some broken capital,…

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An Art of our Time#1

Works form the Collection Lambert

05 nov. 2018 - 26 may 2019

“An Art of our Time#1” is a wide-ranging sensory presentation of the collection assembled by a key figure in the art world. The exhibition explores the artistic revolutions spawned in the 1960s and ‘70s in the United States and Europe, of which Yvon Lambert was one of the first and most ardent champions, and shows how these new ways of…

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Line Form Colour

Ellsworth Kelly (1923-2015) in French collections

July 5 - November 4, 2018

Ellsworth Kelly (1923–2015) is currently recognized internationally as one of the great artists of the 20th and early 21st centuries. His work established a link between the European pioneers of modernity and the American avant-garde movements of the second half of the 20th century.

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Claire Tabouret

Les Veilleurs

July 5 - November 4, 2018

In partnership with the Avignon Festival

Claire Tabouret - L'Errante (The Wanderer) July 7 - 24, 2018 - in the Celestins Church

The Lookouts“Otherwise, all I remember of the denizens of the Nocturama is that several of them had strikingly large eyes, and the fixed, inquiring gaze found in certain painters and philosophers who seek to penetrate the darkness which surrounds us purely by means of looking and thinking.” WG Sebald, Austerlitz

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Christian Lutz

Anatomy of power

In collaboration with Rencontres d’Arles

July 5 - November 4, 2018

For the third successive year the Collection Lambert is joining forces with Grand Arles Express (Rencontres d’Arles) to present the work of Swiss artist Christian Lutz in Avignon.

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Djamel Tatah

Echoes of classic paintings and drawings and monochromes from the Collection Lambert

Corneille de Lyon, Eugène Delacroix, Henri Matisse, Brice Marden, Robert Ryman...

December 3, 2017 - May 20, 2018

“I try to make my painting experience a shared experience, one vision that meets another. Maybe this is the beauty of art: to succeed in doing something which is accessible to someone else.” Djamel Tatah

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Rêvez ! #2

Young artists from the Beaux-Arts de Paris and the École supérieure d’art d’Avignon

December 3, 2017 - May 20, 2018

Since 2016 the Collection Lambert has been curating a unique project called ‘Rêvez!’ that is now part of the museum’s annual artistic programme to support young, newly graduated artists. If the first show paid homage to the seven art schools from the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region, this second show gives a free hand to two other…

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I ♥ Avignon

1998-2017, long-term loans, donations and acquisitions for the museum

December 3, 2017 - May 20, 2018

Since the opening of the Collection Lambert almost twenty years ago, artists have followed in each other’s footsteps and paid tribute to the papal city: Cy Twombly and his famous “Temps retrouvé” Pure Consciousness (Avignon) by On Kawara created in Jean-Henri Fabre’s little primary school; Francesco Vezzoli’s reinterpretation of the…

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On aime l’art…!!

Chosen by Éric Mézil from paintings, drawings, sculptures, installations, photographs and videos in the agnès b. collection

July 6 - November 5, 2017

While exhibitions have already revealed some of the major works collected by clothes designer agnès b. for over thirty years, the idea of carrying out her multi-faceted portrait project was never conceived on this scale. Both designer, and director of a film selected at the Venice Mostra, My name is Hmmmm, intimately linked with the world of…

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La vie secrète des plantes

Anselm Kiefer, La Vie secrète des plantesAn exhibition celebrating the 40th anniversary of the Centre PompidouWith artworks by Joseph Beuys,Lothar Baumgarten and Wolfgang Laib

July 6 - November 5, 2017

In 2017, the Centre Pompidou is celebrating its 40th anniversary throughout France. To share the celebration with a wider audience, it will be presenting a completely new programme of exhibitions, outstanding loans and various events throughout the year. Exhibitions, shows, concerts and meetings will be staged in 40 French cities in partnership…

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Exhibition

Leila Alaoui

I forgive you

July 6 - November 5, 2017

Leila Alaoui is a French-Moroccan photographer and video artist born in 1982 and died in January 2016 during terrorist attacks in Ouagadougou.

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Keith Haring

July 6 - November 5, 2017

‘‘He was the first truly public artist, in the fullest sense of the word, his art and his life changed our conceptions of art and life in the 20th century.’’ Andy Warhol

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Les Combas De Lambert

Robert Combas

December 11, 2016 - June 5, 2017

‘‘For me, a canvas can be influenced by naïve African advertising agents, by an illustration in a primary schoolbook, by a dash of Picasso or Miró, or again by drawings like comics, plus phony Arabic script, raw painting, very Dubuffet or Cobra. Like Jules Verne, without leaving my room, I’ve been to Timbuktu.’’ Robert Combas

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Rêvez !

Exhibition and Yvon Lambert Award for Young Artists

December 11, 2016 - June 5, 2017

Last summer, the exhibitions at the museum allowed us to reconnect with the network of our activities and those of the École Supérieure d’Art d’Avignon, whether in management or in preventive conservation. Students, with their enthusiasm and commitment, made us want to create a totally new exhibition called ‘‘Rêvez!’’ The title…

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Le retour à la figuration dans les années 80

Jean-Charles Blais, Rémi Blanchard, Loïc Le Groumellec

28 february - 5 june 2017

In the early eighties, in France as well as throughout Europe and the United States, the return of figurative painting is a jubilant break after two decades of very intellectualized art by the artists of Minimal and Conceptual Art.Yvon Lambert, who had made himself known defending these radical movements, presented this new generation, which…

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Masterpieces from Angladon museum Collection Jacques Doucet

Collection Jacques Doucet — Van Gogh, Modigliani, Degas, Sisley...

December 11, 2016 - February 26, 2017

The works of Chardin, Van Gogh, Cezanne, Degas, Vuillard, Picasso, Modigliani, Man Ray and the great masters ofpainting usually exhibited in the Musée Angladon - Collection Jacques Doucet invest the contemporary spaces of the Collection Lambert. The first three rooms of the Hotel de Caumont aredevoted to these works, reconnecting with one of the…

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To The Heart

Landscapes of Childhood

3rd July - 6th November 2016

Exhibition inspired by the creation of To the heart choreography Thierry Thieû Niang scenography Claude Lévêque.Performance presented as part of the 70e Festival d’Avignon.

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The Carmignac photojournalism award

Christophe Gin

3rd July – 6th November 2016

The Fondation Carmignac launched the Carmignac photojournalism Award in 2009 with the aim of supporting and celebrating photojournalism. This unique award funds a photographer to visit areas of the world at the centre of geostrategic conflicts, where human rights and freedom of speech are often violated.For its 6th edition, the photographer…

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Amos Gitaï

Chronicle of an Assassination Foretold

3 july - 6 nov. 2016

“ When Rabin was shot, on the 4th of November 1995, I felt that a page of Israeli history had been turned. I always felt that this particular part of the world is... like a volcano. On a world scale, it’s not the biggest conflict: in the last two years more people have been killed in Syria than in one hundred years of the Israeli-Palestinian…

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Andres Serrano

Torture

Exhibition organised in collaboration with a/political as part of the official Grand Arles Express programme initiated by Rencontres d’Arles

3rd July – 25th September

“Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do”The Gospel According to St. Luke XXIII: 34

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Andres Serrano

Ainsi soit-il

20 dec. 2015 - 12 juin 2016

Andres Serrano was born in New York, 1950, of Honduran and Haitian parentage. His photographs have been shown in some of the world’s most prestigious museums, over the last 30 years. Yvon Lambert was one of the first French art collectors to show an interest in his work and reveal the artist’s strong ties to European culture and ancient art.…

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From Warhol to Basquiat

Hors les Murs : Les chefs d'oeuvres de la Collection Lambert au Musée de Vence

February 20 - May 22, 2016

« From Warhol to Basquiat » offers a journey in the core of Yvon Lambert’s collection, where those two huge tutelary figures of contemporary art stand for themes selected in this new exhibition : painting in all kind of forms, the image, representation as a modern icon, instant as a vision of death confronted to the most minimal practices…

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Patrice Chéreau

An Imaginary Museum

July 11 - October 18, 2015

The exhibition, entitled “Patrice Chéreau, An Imaginary Museum – July 3 – October 15, 2015”, is the first to pay homage to this giant of theatre, opera and film who, since his death in October 2013, has become a national icon in France.

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The Disappearance of the fireflies

Prison Sainte Anne. Avignon

May 18 - May 25, 2014

The year 2014 marks a watershed for the Collection Lambert in Avignon. Indeed, so as to offer an exceptional home to the important donation made by Yvon Lambert to the French state, comprising 556 contemporary artworks, the Collection Lambert must close its doors to the public until the summer of 2015 during the site's extension.  

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Les Papesses

Camille Claudel, Louise Bourgeois, Kiki Smith, Jana Sterbak, Berlinde De Bruyckere

Palais des papesCollection Lambert

9 june – 11 nov. 2013

The title of this exhibition goes back to the story of Pope Joan, that astonishing medieval legend who predated the Popes in Avignon. A well-educated and charismatic personality who was elected Pope, and reigned as such in the 9th century, up until the moment when it was discovered that God’s earthly representative was pregnant. The child was…

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Oriental Mirages, Pomegranates & Prickly Pears

Mediterranean Comings and goings

December 9, 2012 - April 28, 2013

In the present day the Arab world allows itself to be seen by the rest of the world via satellite, internet and the Twitter generation, yet it used to be described to Westerners by writers and artists that carried out long and gruelling journeys that sometimes took months or even years. 

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The masterpieces of the Yvon Lambert donation

July 7 - November 11, 2012

After celebrating its tenth anniversary, the Lambert Collection is entering a new phase.  During the President of the Republic’s official visit to the museum on 18 November 2011, Yvon Lambert confirmed he would donate his collection to the State for permanent conservation in Avignon. Since this date, Avignon city council and the Culture…

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Lawrence Weiner

Vik MunizLe Musée imaginaire

Collection LambertÉglise des Célestins

December 11, 2011 - June 17, 2012

This Winter, the Collection Lambert in Avignon will present a double exhibition devoted to Lawrence Weiner and Vik Muniz from 11 December. In dedicating its exhibition spaces to two major artists on the international scene, the museum revives its dual presentations that have in the past allowed for the discovery of emerging artists and present the…

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Cy Twombly, Le temps retrouvé

June 12 - November 20, 2011

In 2007, Cy Twombly presented the sublime exhibition specially for Avignon. Entitled « Blooming » + “Selfportrait as you+me«, it featured a cycle of huge paintings on the theme of peonies and their typically Japanese poetry.

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I Believe in Miracles

10 years at the Collection Lambert

December 12, 2010 - May 8, 2011

The Collection Lambert en Avignon has come a long way since it opened in 2000. Successive exhibitions have earned it widespread recognition at regional and national level in France as well as on the international scene. Over the past ten years, the museum has played host to a large number of artists of different ages and nationalities, many of…

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Miquel Barceló

Terramare

June 27 - November 7, 2010

To mark the tenth anniversary of the Collection Lambert, the City of Avignon decided to organize a major exhibition devoted to the rich and many-facetted art of Miquel Barceló, an artist who divides his time between Paris, Majorca (where he was born) and the Dogon villages of Mali. This exhibition, curated by the Collection Lambert en Avignon,…

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Sans-Titre #1

Works of the Collection Lambert, Paintings of 1970s-1980s

October 24, 2009 - January 31, 2010

"Untitled #1" presents paintings and drawings from the Collection Lambert en Avignon. It includes both historic items and recent acquisitions, and provides an insight into the way the collection has developed and into the identity of its home. 

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Roni Horn

June 21 - October 4, 2009

Marine love, terrestrial love, celestial love: this is the trilogy of amorous feeling and aesthetic emotion that the great American artist Roni Horn invites us to explore in this huge summer retrospective occupying all the rooms of the Collection Lambert’s mansion and the main hall of the former railway depot in Arles, as part of the 'Rencontres…

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After Roma

December 14, 2008 - May 31, 2009

This is the second part of an exhibition entitled "Le Grand Tour" (a reference to the journeys to Italy undertaken by European intellectuals from the seventeenth century onwards) which opened in spring 2008 at the Académie de France in Rome (Villa Medicis). ‘After Roma’ looks at the Collection Lambert from a new perspective.

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Douglas Gordon

Where Are the Keys?

July 6 - November 2, 2008

After last summer’s flamboyant, radiant and sunny exhibition given to Avignon by Cy Twombly, with the jubilant title "Blooming, a Scattering of Blossom and Other Things", the summer of 2008 is devoted to Scottish artist Douglas Gordon who, as a counterpoint to this explosion of joy worthy of Matisse, presents an altogether more gloomy, sombre,…

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Le Grand Tour

The Collection Lambert exhibited at the Villa Medicis in Rome

May 5 - June 15, 2008

Since the Collection Lambert took up residence at the Hôtel de Caumont in Avignon in 2000, it had been our dream to exhibit at the Villa Médicis in Rome. This honourable project became a reality when Richard Peduzzi, director of the Académie de France in Rome, met the art dealer and collector Yvon Lambert. Although everyone dreams of one day…

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Candice Breitz

Post Script

February 10 - May 18, 2008

On the contemporary art scene, Candice Breitz seems to be a symptom of our times. Representative of the Postproduction generation, her work suprises us by the radical way it makes use of new technology. Like other world famous artists who arrived at the forefront of the art world in the 1990s – Philippe Parreno, Douglas Gordon, Pierre Huyghe,…

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Neon Bible

10 feb. – 18 may 2008

Following on from Candice Breitz’s exhibition essentially composed of video installations and immense photographs, the idea appealed to us to present an ensemble of artworks in the succession of great spaces on the ground floor in reference to one of the fathers of Minimal art, Bruce Nauman, the Collection Lambert possesses numerous works on…

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I Don’t Kiss

October 27, 2007 - January 20, 2008

Cy Twombly is a victim on two accounts: first, because a vulgar kiss was deliberately placed on one of his paintings that forms part of the collection at our museum in Avignon. Second,  because, as the artist said with irony, his name will now always be known in France, but only as that of a man who made a white canvas that was kissed by a woman…

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Cy Twombly

Blooming, A Scattering of Blossoms and Other Things

June 5 - October 14, 2007

Cy Twombly has given the Collection Lambert a landmark exhibition. The last opportunity to see his work in France was the retrospective of works on paper at the Musée National d’Art Moderne, Paris, in 2001, previously presented at the Ermitage in Saint-Petersburg. Twombly produced a whole exhibition specially for Avignon, naturally working with…

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Let Us Render to Cézanne…

March 18 - May 20, 2007

The result of a day out walking in the countryside around Aix two years before the great celebrations of the Year of Cézanne, this exhibition at the Collection Lambert is actually the continuation of a ‘first draft’ presented last autumn on the Cours Mirabeau. Last year, following a preliminary project that was deemed too ambitious for the…

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Andres Serrano

La part maudite

18 nov. 2006 - 11 feb. 2007

The Collection Lambert presents the first ever monographic exhibition in France devoted to the work of US photographer Andres Serrano, featuring over 150 photographs, including 110 produced by the Moscow Museum of Photography.

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5 ans – The Collection Lambert en Avignon

25 june. 2005 - 30 may. 2006

To mark the fifth anniversary of the museum, the summer show at the Collection Lambert, simply entitled " 5 ans " (" 5 years "), presents masterpieces from the collection. It harks back to the series of exhibitions entitled " Rendez-vous " aimed at presenting Yvon Lambert’s collection in four parts. For the museum’s fifth anniversary, visitors…

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