Claude Viallat has been a contentious defender of modernism since 1964, when he began working with the idea repeated pattern to refuse the idea of subject. Since then he has eschewed stretchers or ...
Orlan - Portrait
Emblematic of the interest that contemporary artists have taken in performance art and in the possibilities of using one’s body as a creative medium, ORLAN stands out thanks to her use of multiple ...
Bernar Venet - Portrait
Bernar Venet is one of the few French artists to settle in the early 60's in United States of America, where he exhibited with artists such as Donald Judd, Joseph Kosuth, Sol LeWitt, Robert Smithso...
Closure of the French galleries
Following the government rules, our Parisian and Saint-Étienne galleries are currently closed.
Claude Viallat, Taureaux
On the occasion of the show of the artist Claude Viallat in our Luxembourg galerie, we are pleased to inform you of the publication of the book:
Claude Viallat - BULLS
Supports/Surfaces : Saytour - Viallat
The MNHA holds one of the most important public collections of Supports Surfaces worldwide. It was carefully built up over many years, and is still actively strengthened with donations and purchases. In this exhibition important acquisitions from recent years are shown, focusing on works by two founding members of the Supports/Surfaces movement: Patrick Saytour (b.1935) and Claude Viallat (b.1936). Supports/Surfaces had its birthplace in the south of France, where most of the group’s earliest members lived and worked, in cities like Montpellier, Nîmes and Nice. Viallat and Saytour, who were born in the latter two cities, respectively, were part of a group of twelve artists, notably with Vincent Bioulès, Louis Cane, Daniel Dezeuze, Jean-Pierre Pincemin and Bernard Pagès, along with several others who were closely affiliated. From the start, their work was marked by an interest in materiality, a lyrical use of color and expansive ideas of what constitutes a painting.MNHA