Richard Fauguet, Sans titre, 2003, © Richard Fauguet

Focus: Programming in university setting

The cultural service of the Université Paris 13 is renewing its partnership with the Frac île-de-France from 11 January to 3 February 2017. Each year, for the last 6 years, an exhibition has been organised at different university campuses so as to exhibit pieces from this wonderful collection. The exhibition is produced in partnership with the MA 2 in Cultural Dynamics where a group of students experiences the roles of an exhibition curator from design through to delivery right to mediation of the pieces.

Flowers are at the forefront this year. They are a recurring motif in art and yet always bear different meanings. A symbol of love, beauty and peace; but also of solitude, anxiety and ephemerality; flowers captivate and question. What do flowers say to us ultimately?

The exhibition is divided into two spaces and presents all forms of flowers. Fascinating and repulsive, they appear in a wide range of media from painting to photography, as well as video and installations.


The language of flowers, the history of forms

11.01.17 – 03.02.17

Preview Wednesday 11 January at 1pm

With: Mac Adams, Valérie Belin, Roxane Borujerdi,
Lola Gonzàlez*, Jean-Luc Moulène, Pierre Paulin, Xiao Fan

The works brought together for this exhibition are inspired by the history of floral representation in painting and decorative arts: from photos by the photographer Valérie Belin to colourful canvases by Xiao Fan…

Université Paris 13, Villetaneuse site
Cultural Service, 1st floor of Café-exhibition, Forum
99, avenue Jean-Baptiste Clément, 93430 Villetaneuse 

*courtesy Marcelle Alix


The language of flowers, hors champs

10.01.17 – 03.02.17

Preview Friday 13 January at 1pm

With: Katharina Bosse, Richard Fauguet, Michel François,
Ken Jacobs, Philippe Perrot, Margaret Salmon,
Bruno Serralongue

This exhibition breaks away from simple figurative representation. The flowers are meaningful, but do not appear to be the key element in the image. The artists use them to highlight incurred and reflective themes. Flowers are alternately poetic, symbolic or political and convey their hidden meanings.

Université Paris 13, Bobigny Campus
Cultural Service, Foyer de l’Illustration
1 rue de Chablis, 93000 Bobigny