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