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The Fernand Léger Museum member of the Plein Sud network

The Marc Chagall National Museum is a member of the Plein Sud network


The Fernand Léger Museum member of the Plein Sud network

Born in the spring of 2020 from the will of the main actors of visual arts in the South of France to federate in order to promote the exceptional richness of the contemporary art offer on the territory, the Plein Sud network reflects the spirit of union of 71 contemporary art places from Sérignan-Sète to Nice-Monaco.

The Plein Sud network exists today in the form of a paper guide, which invites each summer the public of all horizons to discover the program from June to October of the 71 places members of the network. The network also has a website, offering an immersion in the experience of contemporary art throughout the year. The website will lead you to a multiplicity of artistic paths and places with remarkable heritage and architecture, in the heart of large cities in the south of France (Avignon, Montpellier, Marseille or Nice), villages and mythical ports of Provence (Saint-Paul-de-Vence, Toulon-Hyères, Vallauris...), on islands with protected environments (Iles du Levant, Porquerolles) or in the mountains (Digne-les-Bains or Embrun). To discover it, click here.

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The Fernand Léger Museum, a place of discovery and exhibition of today's artists

Since the early 2000s, the National 20th Century Museums of the Alpes-Maritimes have placed contemporary creation at the heart of their artistic and cultural project, working on the points of encounter and extension between the three tutelary and emblematic figures of the artistic avant-garde, Marc Chagall (1887-1985), Fernand Léger (1881-1955) and Pablo Picasso (1881-1973), and the artists of the 21st century.
Regular exhibitions have shown major artists on the international contemporary scene at the Fernand Léger National Museum, such as Stéphane Couturier (2019) and the artist duo Gilbert & George (2020).

In 2023, video artist and director Pierrick Sorin has been invited to exhibit a new immersive sound work, Le Balai mécanique, produced especially for the museum, in homage to Ballet mécanique, a masterpiece of the cinematic avant-garde, created in 1924 by Fernand Léger and the American Dudley Murphy.

Pierrick Sorin
from 15 April to 29 January 2024
Catalogue of the exhibition "Léger and the cinema"