50 ans de futur

This year, the Vasarely Foundation is celebrating the fiftieth anniversary of its recognition of public utility (decree of September 21, 1971). A double exhibition will be organized on this occasion:

Gordes magistral !

Gordes castle, former Vasarely didactic museum,
July 3 to October 31, 2021

The art of tomorrow will be a common treasure or it will not be!

Victor Vasarely in front of the castle of Gordes, 1948, Photo by Willy Ronis

Aix-en-Provence architectural center,
from November 10, 2021 to May 8, 2022

A book will be published on this occasion under the supervision of Pauline Mari, art historian with a preface by Pierre Vasarely, texts by Pauline Mari and Robert Jourdan as well as interviews with Jean-Jacques Aillagon, Bernard Blistène and Rudy Ricciotti .

“I felt that the Château de Gordes, listed as a historical monument, was sufficient as an architectural testimony to the past. For an avant-garde institution, it was necessary to construct an ultramodern building.»

Victor Vasarely

From Gordes and its castle listed as a historic monument in 1931, the route followed by the posterity of Vasarely and the Foundation is marked by the historic monument: the Aix-en-Provence Architectural Center, the “ultra-modern building” in question, was listed in 2003 and then classified in 2013, the personal property of the Devens in Gordes was listed as a historic monument in 2018. The Vasarelyen landscape is thus covered in Provence by historical monument protection, like that of Cézanne, in the hope that the workshop of Annet-sur-Marne will soon be protected. Victor Vasarely would perhaps not have disowned it, in the service of his work, of its transmission and of its access by all. In addition to this, you need to know more about it.

Extract from the text by Robert Jourdan, general curator of honorary heritage