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Tribute to Alain Crombecque

  • Exhibition

Antoine de Baecque

France / Created in 2024

An exhibition dedicated to the memory of Alain Crombecque, late director of the Festival d’Avignon (1985-1992) and of the Festival d’Automne in Paris (1992-2009). 

Alain Crombecque on his Solex © Rémi Caritey

Presentation

Ticket office at the Maison Jean Vilar
Full price: 6€ / Reduced price: 3€ with proof of age - 26 years old, senior citizens (over 65 years old), intermittents du spectacle, job seekers, groups of 10 people or more, RSA beneficiaries, disabled people.
Reservation recommended for groups: accueil@maisonjeanvilar.fr
Website of the Maison Jean Vilar

The exhibition can be seen at the Maison Jean Vilar until 31 March 2025.

Antoine de Baecque is the curator of an exhibition as homage which invites us to discover a different facet of a great figure of French culture. A true intimate and artistic portrait of Alain Crombecque, this retrospective presents many never-seen-before documents around the late director of the Festival d’Avignon (1985-1992) and the Festival d’Automne (1974-1978 and 1993-2009), which show his artistic friendships, from Peter Brook to Tadeusz Kantor and Antoine Vitez. 

Antoine de Baecque es el comisario de una exposición que homenajea y nos da una nueva visión de una gran figura de la cultura francesa. Esta retrospectiva es un auténtico retrato íntimo y artístico de Alain Crombecque y propone muchos documentos inéditos sobre el antiguo director del Festival de Aviñón (1985-1992) y del Festival d’Automne de París (1974-1978 y 1993-2009) que muestran sus complicidades artísticas, desde con Peter Brook hasta Tadeusz Kantor pasando por Antoine Vitez. 

Distribution

Curator Antoine de Baecque
Director and set designer Xavier Gallais
Sound Florent Dalmas
Documentation Evren Yildirim
Composition Olivier Innoncenti
Curatorial assistant Kenza Jernite
Assistant director Pierre Delcambre

Production

Executive production Festival d'Avignon
Coproduction Association Jean Vilar - Maison Jean Vilar, Festival d'Automne à Paris
With the support of the DGCA - Ministry of Culture, BnF, Institut Mémoires de l'édition contemporaine
With the help of Christine Crombecque
Acknowledgements Gérard Deniaux, Anne de Amézaga, Fernando Arrabal, Marie Collin, Marie-Hélène Estienne, Claire Hoquet, Annette Messager, Valère Novarina, Marie Vayssière

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