Félix Fénéon exhibition at the Orangerie, 16th October 2019 – 27th January 2020

As one Félix Fénéon exhibition closes (at the Quai Branly Museum), another opens at the Orangerie.

Fénéon was a critic, critique, columnist and tireless supporter of the arts at the turn of the 20th century, and this new exhibition brings together works that we have him to thank for (at least partially) by Degas, Seurat, Matisse, Modigliani and others.

It’s time to learn more about Félix Fénéon, not just a charming character from the 19th century, but also an art collector, publisher of Rimbaud’s Les Illuminations, defender of fauvism and Matisse, and the person who discovered Seurat.

Organised together with the Quai Branly Museum and the MoMA in New York, the exhibition brings together an exceptional collection of paintings and drawings, documents and archives, and African and Oceanic pieces in order to show how important Fénéon’s support was. This is the first time that an exhibition about him has been organised.

Exhibition Félix Fénéon. The modern times, from Seurat to Matisse from 16th October 2019 - 27th January 2020
© MoMA, New York / Scala, Florence

Around the exhibitions there’s:

the inaugural conference on 18th October at midday, followed by a showing of a 22-minute documentary called Debout, Fénéon! (which is also being shown eight times a day in the exhibitions),

— a cycle of films: Zéro de conduite, Ubu Roi, Week-end, La Nouvelle Babylone a,d L’An 01,

— a ‘Curieuse Nocturne‘ on Thursday 7th November from 7.30-11pm, called F.F. and th art anarchists, with a visit of the exhibition, a DJ set by the Mawimbi collective, some ‘clandestine theatre’ (?) and literary workshops,

— guided visits and visit-workshops called Luxe, calme et volupté for adults and families

A catalogue of the exhibition – Félix Fénéon, critic, collector, anarchist – is also available (320 pages, 200 illustrations, 40€ here at amazon.fr).

Exhibition Félix Fénéon. The modern times, from Seurat to Matisse from 16th October 2019 - 27th January 2020

The exhibition Félix Fénéon. The modern times, from Seurat to Matisse is at the Orangerie (here) from 16th October 2019 – 27th January 2020

Open every day except Tuesdays from 9am-6pm (last ticket 5.15pm, rooms emptied at 5.45pm)

Admission: 6.5€ (concessions rate for all, as some rooms are currently partially closed)

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🔜 Ouverture prochaine de l’exposition "Félix Fénéon. Les temps nouveaux, de Seurat à Matisse". . Critique d’art, anarchiste, éditeur et directeur de galerie, Félix Fénéon (1861-1944), acteur majeur de la scène artistique de la fin du XIXe siècle et du tournant du XXe siècle, fut aussi un grand collectionneur. L’exposition réunira un ensemble exceptionnel de peintures et dessins de Seurat, Signac, Degas, Bonnard, Modigliani, Matisse, Derain, Severini, Balla, etc., des pièces africaines et océaniennes ainsi que des documents et archives. . "Félix Fénéon. Les temps nouveaux, de Seurat à Matisse", exposition du 16 octobre 2019 au 27 janvier 2020 au musée de l’Orangerie. En collaboration avec le @quaibranly et @themuseumofmodernart. . 🔜 opening of the exhibition “Félix Fénéon. The modern times, from Seurat to Matisse”. . Art critic, great collector, anarchist, editor, gallery owner, Félix Fénéon (1861-1944), an important figure in the artistic world in the late 19th and early 20th century, was also an exceptional collector. The exhibition will bring together an exceptional array of paintings and drawings by Seurat, Signac, Degas, Bonnard, Modigliani, Matisse, Derain, Severini, Balla, etc., pieces from Africa and Oceania, as well as documents and archives. . “Félix Fénéon. The modern times, from Seurat to Matisse”, from 16 October 2019 to 27 January 2020 at the Musée de l’Orangerie. In collaboration with the @quaibranly and @themuseumofmodernart. . #Prochainement #ComingSoon #Exposition #Exhibition #FelixFeneon #Affiche #Signac #PaulSignac #Paris #Musee #Orangerie #Museedelorangerie

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