44 monumental works of VASARELY
When internationally acclaimed artist Victor Vasarely imagined the “Cité polychrome du Bonheur” (“Polychromatic City of Happiness”), he imagined a center that would bring together urban planners, architects and artists. In 1966, Vasarely established a Foundation to promote his ideas of “art for all” and of the “city of tomorrow”, a city in which art harmoniously blends with architecture.
“Our existence is driven by two major forces : renewal and preservation. While the world advances from the past into the future, as individuals, we travel from the future into the past... this is our tragedy."...
The Vasarely Foundation has the pleasure to welcome you to the architectonique Center of Aix-en-Provence where Victor Vasarely offers his vision of "the polychrome city of happiness".
The conditions under which you will make your visit are not perfect. We would like to apologize for any inconveniency during your visit due to a lack of renovation over the past years.
Although recognized as a public center in 1971, the Foundation is entirely private and its income comes mainly from the entrances and sales from the shop.
Since 1981, this architectonique Center, has not been well preserved over the years. Unfortunately, this has contributed to a slow deterioration of the building and works.
Since 2010, we have launched a major restoration project supported by the French Ministry of Culture and the local town districts, for its classification at the French historical monuments, remarkable heritage of the twentieth century.
In its first phase, the project concerns the rehabilitation of the waterproofing of terraces and roofs, the introduction of an appropriate heating and air conditioning system and the new organization of the spatial planning for the temporary expositions.
Your visit, your purchases in the shop or your contribution to become a sponsor all help the Foundation to further its development which our team is proud to continue under Marseille-Provence2013, European capital of the culture.
We hope you will discover or rediscover with pleasure the work of Victor Vasarely.
We wish you an excellent visit and thank you for your understanding.
Président of the Vasarely Foundation
Opening of the work site february 1st 2013
The priority will be to bring out the building from water infiltration, ensure the conditions of maximum conservation of the permanent works and to improve and upgrade the accessibility and security for all :
• restauration of the roof
• lifting up of the facades
• implantation of technical material for the entire building
(heating, ventilation, air flow, electricity)
• control and restauration of wooden frames
• full accessibility for handicapped persons
• improvement of the temporary exhibition spaces
Ils ont pour vocation d'inviter les enfants et adolescents à la création artistique et permettent de mieux appréhender l'œuvre de Victor VASARELY.
Accueil des enfants à partir de 3 ans.
Ateliers et visites pour les groupes scolaires.
Modules tous les premiers mercredis du mois de 14h30 à 16h30 pour les enfants de 3 à 12 ans.
Arts plastiques, archtecture, photos et danse.
Contact : firstname.lastname@example.org
La Fondation Vasarely vous propose de venir découvrir l’œuvre de Victor VASARELY et de participer à des ateliers....
"La peinture n’est qu’un moyen. Le but à atteindre c’est de chercher, de définir et d’intégrer "le phénomène plastique" dans la vie de tous les jours."
En vue de la préparation du catalogue raisonné de l'œuvre de VASARELY, (Pécs, 9 avril 1906 - Paris, 15 mars 1997), Pierre Vasarely, titulaire du droit moral et légataire universel du plasticien, invite toute personne ou institution possédant des œuvres ou des documents à prendre contact avec la Fondation Vasarely - Jas de Bouffan - 13090 Aix-en-Provence.