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 resumes the injunction of the work of Claude Lévêque who associates his talent and his fame to serve the youngest artists.
Beginning mid-July, we decided to organise a very simple exhibition in terms of its artistic proposal and yet, to our knowledge, never done before. We asked young graduates from seven art schools in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region to send us the files they had prepared in view of their diplomas awarded last June. We wanted to select one work per file received.

Yvon Lambert reacted with the elegance for which he is known. He proposed to create the Yvon Lambert Prize for Young Creation by donating 1000 euros to seven young artists, with the proposal that these seven works integrate our collections alongside Cy Twombly, Carl Andre, Andres Serrano…
More than 20 years ago, Yvon Lambert launched an heroic annual fair where very famous or unknown artists donated a work in the format of a postcard. The works were sold for 100 euros each and benefits were donated to the fight against AIDS – the name of the artist having been previously concealed before the sale. It is not an end of the year salethat we propose in Avignon, but indeed an exhibition that can compete with the Whitney Biennale in New York!


Stessie Audras, Numa Benyayer, Arnaud Biais, Hugo Bo Chanel, Sinem Bostanci, Nicolas Boulet, Evan Bourgeau, Hélène Le Brishoual-Soro, Stéphanie Brossard, Clarice Calvo-Pinsolle, Kevin Cardesa, Sarah Cardona, Louise Carsoux, Baptiste Le Chapelain Trivier, Felicia Cleveland-Stevens, Alfredo Coloma, Mathilde Dadaux, Jackson David, Lola Drubigny, Anne-Sophie Duforets, Coline Dupuis, Quentin Dupuy, Léna Fillet, Océane Fillion , Mélanie Fontaine, Thomas Franzini, Matt Frenot, Roxane Garzelli-Ducruet, Tom Giamperi, Maïlys Girodon, Arnaud Grapain, Lara Gueret, Xiaoxin Gui, Maïa Izzo-Foulquier, Clémence Joly, Julie Kieffer, Eleonor Klène, Daan de Lange, Marie Limoujoux, Guillaume Lo Monaco, Raphaël Mahida-Vial, Amandine Maillot, Caroline Mary, Aurélien Meimaris, Adrien Menu, Alice Mescolini, Pauline Molet, Charlotte Morabin, Chloé Nin, Pierre-Alain Poirier, Jonathan Puertas, Tom Rider, Léa Roch, Omar Rodriguez Sanmartin, Louise Ronk-Sengès, Guilhem Roubichou, Pauline Rousseau , Charles Sanchez, Virginie Sanna, Karine Santi_Weil, Amandine Simonnet, Nina Tomas, Pauline Tralongo, Caroline Vicquenault, Quentin Vintousky, Eglé Vismante, Milena Walter, Ziyang Wang, Ze Wei, Agathe Wiesner, Colette Youinou, Carolina Zaccaro, Thibaut Zimmermann


École Supérieure d’Art et de Design, Marseille
Villa Arson, École Nationale Supérieure d’Art, Nice
École Nationale Supérieure de la Photographie, Arles
École Supérieure d’Art et de Design, Toulon
École Supérieure d’Art, Aix-en-Provence
Pavillon Bosio, École Supérieure d’Arts Plastiques, Monaco
École Supérieure d’Art, Avignon