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MAC VAL - Musée d'art contemporain du Val-de-Marne

Place de la Libération 94400 Vitry-sur-Seine
  • Val-de-Marne
  • Île-de-France

“Bare Hands”, exhibition of the 2022-2023 MAC VAL collection

With the work of some 40 artists, the exhibition «With Bare Hands» explores human relationships by refocusing on the body, its language, its power and its reinvention power.
16 - 18 September 2022Passed

“Bare Hands”

MAC VAL 2022-2023 Collection Exhibition

After «Le vent se lève», an exhibition of the collection embodying the relationships that humanity has with the Earth, MAC VAL continues this exploration of the human being by refocusing on the body, its language, its power and its reinvention power, with this new exhibition «With bare hands».
Unpublished or older, the works evoke the reinvention of oneself, the future that it is up to us to create, with our bare hands.
In this shared experience of the pandemic, of the prevention of the other, of his contact, of the violent observation of our bodily fragility and of our status as a living body, to project oneself into the future and to envisage it with desire, momentum and hope is imposed in a new way.
The works gathered here tell on the one hand the corporeality and its language, the vital fluids, the members, including the hands, who embody the question of the reinvention of self against reality, fatality or social determinisms.
Fiction, storytelling, directing, transvesting are all strategies implemented by the artists to engage this reinvention, soft, determined or more warlike.
The address to the other, to his gaze as to his body is at the heart of the works, through the fabrication of his own image, portraits or self-portraits that thus resonate with the historical and contemporary phenomena of the invention of oneself.
«Bare Hands», exhibition of the 2022-2023 collection of MAC VAL The European Heritage Days at MAC VAL

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MAC VAL - Musée d'art contemporain du Val-de-Marne
Place de la Libération 94400 Vitry-sur-Seine
  • Val-de-Marne
  • Île-de-France
The MAC VAL is the first museum to be exclusively devoted to contemporary art in France. The artistic policy of the museum is precisely defined: contemporary art in France, and is exercised in a perspective of influence in order to propose the discovery of the art of our time to all audiences. The meeting is at the heart of the MAC VAL project: a unique collection that shows a strong commitment to the inhabitants and that contributes to the identity of the territory. Certainly the identity of MAC VAL rests above all on a humanist vision of culture. This peculiarity of the museum is part of the national and international museum landscape, accompanying the artistic policy based on the historical anchoring of the collection in the 1950s and its prospective vision: report on the creation of today through the enrichment of the collection of existing works and commissions, invitations to artists. At the heart of the project of MAC VAL: the constitution, conservation and valorization of a con
Espace naturel, parc, jardin, Lieu de spectacles, sports et loisirs, Musée, salle d'exposition
By car: RN 305 until Place de la Libération. By Metro: Line 7 direction Mairie d'Ivry or tram T3, stop Porte de Choisy. Then bus 183, stop Musée Mac-Val. Or Line 7 direction Villejuif/Louis Aragon, stop terminus. Then bus 180 direction Charenton-Ecole or 172 direction Créteil-Échat, stop Musée Mac-Val. Line 8 direction Créteil-Préfecture, stop liberty. Then bus 180 direction Villejuif/Louis Aragon-Stop Musée Mac-val. By RER: RER C: Station de Vitry-sur-Seine/ Bus 180 direction Villejuif-Louis Aragon, stop Musée Mac-Val. RER D: Maisons-Alfort train station – Alfortville / Bus 172 direction Bourg la Reine RER, Henri de Vilmorin stop.
photo David Merle