Jean Genet, l’échappée belle at the MuCEM in Marseille
Here is an exhibition on Jean Genet and the Mediterranean, organised by the MuCEM (Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations) in partnership with the Institut Mémoires de l'Édition Contemporaine.
The exhibition demonstrates how the Mediterranean, with its alluring travel and freedom, its diversity and its cultures, the encounters it has created throughout its lifespan... is like a magnetic pole for Jean Genet's literary career, to which he stubbornly returns.
It aims to show how the Mediterranean acts as an échappée belle (great getaway) for him.
Organised around four themes, each made to highlight a moment of his life, a specific piece of his work and a Mediterranean territory (Le journal du voleur (The Theif’s Journal) – Spain; Les Paravents (The Screens) – Algeria; Un captive amoureux (Captive Lover) –Palestine, Unfinished; towards the end of his life in Morocco), the exhibition also brings together works that reflect Jean Genet’s sensitivity, his the times he encountered visual artists (including Alberto Giacometti) and with world of the performing arts (evocation of the figure of Tightrope).
7 Promenade Robert Laffont
Admission fees and rates
- Ticket price: 8€
- Concessions: 5€