In conjunction with the exhibition 'Félix Fénéon', a symposium will be held devoted to this enigmatic but essential figure from the late 19th to the early 20th century.
Art critic, editor, art merchant, and collector of paintings and arts “from distant lands”, as he was fond of calling them, Fénéon exerted a considerable influence over the cultural life of his time.
An anarchist adept in pointillism, he was a scout and defender of young talents be these literary (Rimbaud, Apollinaire and Dostoevsky) or artistic (including Seurat, Bonnard, Matisse, and the Futurists). As a passionate collector of primitive art, he raised the question in 1920 “Will they be admitted into the Louvre?”.
In order to better grasp the initiatives and commitment of a man who is still primarily known today for his “three-line updates”, this symposium in his honour will bring together international cultural history specialists in order to reconsider the place of this individual who silenced debate, in the esteemed words of Alfred Jarry, among avant-gardists.
- Philippe Peltier, curator of the exhibition Félix Fénéon, former Head of the Oceania and Insulindia Heritage Unit at the musée du quai Branly-Jacques Chirac
- Isabelle Cahn, curator of the exhibition Félix Fénéon, Chief Curator at the Musée d'Orsay
- Scarlett Reliquet, Head of courses, symposia and conferences, the Cultural Department and the Auditorium, Musée d'Orsay
- Place: Salle de cinéma
The Wednesday 23 October 2019 from 09:30 to 18:30au musée du quai Branly-Jacques Chirac
The Thursday 24 October 2019 from 09:30 to 18:30Au musée de l'Orangerie
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- Public: Researcher, student, All publics
- Categorie : Symposia
Free entry (subject to available places)Gratuit (dans la limite des places disponibles)
Free (reservation required)Gratuit sur réservation