Beyond the walls

Lille Grand Palais

Beyond the walls

Lille Art Up! is a creation of Lille Grand Palais. It naturally responds to the mission that the company has set itself: to be the standard-bearer for the destination Lille.
15 years after its creation, the fair has become an awaited event. It now brings together a community of collectors and contemporary art lovers that is growing in number every year. By orchestrating an off-site exhibition, Lille Art Up! enriches the experience it offers to its visitors. It also puts the spotlight on the abundant offerings of the region's museums. This year, Le FRAC Grand Large, Le LaM, La Piscine, La Manufacture, Le Fresnoy and the Artothèque Lasécu are offering a special visit to one of their permanent or temporary exhibitions as part of the fair. All this contributes to making Lille a European capital of culture, recognized since 2004

Discover our Beyond the Walls programm

- La Manufacture : 3 slots for free guided tours of the temporary exhibition Paysages Textiles Québécois Friday March 10th at 10:30 am, Saturday March 11th at 3pm et Sunday March 12th at 3pm

- Le Fresnoy : discounted rate, one admission purchased = one free admission until April 30th, 2023 and a free guided tour of the temporary exhibition Soadat Ismailova. Double Horizon on Saturday, March 11th at 5 pm.

- Musée La Piscine : discount rate for the exhibition Aristide Maillol (1861-1944) : la quête de l’harmonie until March 26th )

- La Sécu : free guided tours of the exhibition Double fond de Sarah Van Melick and creative workshops with the artist.

- Le LaM : upcoming news

- Le FRAC : upcoming news

Chercher l’or du temps LaM

Until January 29th
LaM invites you to rethink the history of artistic creation in the 20th century by offering a cross-reading of surrealism and art brut. Through nearly 400 works and documents, Chercher l’or du temps looks back at the way in which artists and intellectuals, as well as self-taught creators linked to these two major artistic adventures, have profoundly redefined aesthetic categories by looking at natural objects, the works of artists and anonymous people with the same wonder.

Surrealism, Art Brut and their extensions are often mentioned in parallel, but they have rarely been read together. In their research as in their creations, the surrealists freed themselves from the classical hierarchies and took a new look at the world in order to re-enchant a daily life marked by two world wars. At the heart of this reinvention of possibilities, Art Brut, dear to Jean Dubuffet, played a considerable role.

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Sarah Van Melick
Lasécu espace d’art contemporain

From January 14th to March 11th
Sarah Van Melick's work deals with notions of identity and cultural mixing. Through mediums such as engraving and photography, writing, sculpture and installation, the artist weaves links between different layers: encounters, languages, memories, impressions, materials. She tries to give birth to forms that speak of her assimilation of the Maghrebian and Muslim culture.

What about living together in a globalised society? What about migrations, diasporas and the treatment of 'minor' archives? What role does the artist have in a process of rereading history and opening up to the narratives of the other and the colonised? Like artists and researchers working on postcolonial societies, Sarah Van Melick questions multiculturalism. She echoes their reflections but with a symmetrical viewpoint, from her position as a Westerner working on North African culture. The artist draws on the codes, histories and archives of these different cultures in order to show and hear the alternative narratives of people, migrants or objects.

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Saodat Ismailova. Double-horizon
Le Fresnoy

From Febuary 10 th to April 30th
The exhibition "Saodat Ismailova. Double-horizon" is not a simple monograph, but combines three bodies of work from the artist's output, which respond to each other across the vast open space of the large nave of Le Fresnoy. A true journey through the unique and mysterious works of Saodat Ismailova

If Saodat Ismailova's works touch us so deeply today, it is perhaps because through them the artist unconsciously conceives a system of transmission between East and West, revealing to us ancestral feminine myths common to our civilisations, such as the tale of Cinderella, which is so geographically distant. Saodat Ismailova's work finally seems to be a slow whisper, a gentle yet assertive struggle for women's liberation.

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Aristide Maillol (1861-1944) : la quête de l’harmonie
Musée La Piscine

From Febuary 25th to May 28th
Maillol creates masses and builds his compositions, guided by the infinite possibilities of nature, with a keen sense of synthesis and environment. He abandons the subject, the accident, in favour of the essence. Aiming for a timelessness rooted in a kind of archaic universality, his work is alien to the history of the avant-garde but fully relevant to the history of modernity. This retrospective thus underlines the role played by Maillol in the panorama of sculpture in the first half of the 20th century: in the face of Rodin's expressionism, he embodies the values of clarity and balance of form that make him the culmination of the great classical tradition.

Thanks to exceptional loans, Maillol's work is presented in all its variety: mainly sculptures, but also paintings, ceramics, embroidery and decorative art objects, as well as drawings and engravings. While the exhibition covers his entire career, it focuses in particular on the early period, during which Maillol discovered his true vocation and established himself as a sculptor.

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Visiting Lille Art Up ! 2023- March 9th to 12th

Timetable and location

Thursday, March 9, 2023 : 11 am - 11 pm
Friday, March 10, 2023 : 11 am - 8 pm
Saturday, March 11, 2023 : 10 am - 8 pm
Sunday, March 12, 2023 : 10 am - 8 pm

Lille Grand Palais
1 boulevard des Cités Unies
59777 Lille-Euralille France

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