Festival ¡ Viva Villa! – 2022 Edition

From 12 November 2022 to 12 February 2023
Collection Lambert en Avignon
Curator: Victorine Grataloup and Stéphane Ibars



The live performance programme and access to the exhibition are free of charge, without reservation.
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In partnership with the South Region
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The ¡Viva Villa! festival was created in 2016 on the initiative of Casa de Velázquez in Madrid, Villa Kujoyama in Kyoto and the French Academy in Rome – Villa Medici. It was born of a common desire to create a regular event presented in France and to bring together the artists, creators and researchers hosted by these three French institutions located abroad.

Organised every two years in the form of a biennial, this event offers a glimpse of the diversity of the residents’ work through proposals that decompartmentalise the aesthetic field and encourage dialogue between different disciplines.

This year, ¡Viva Villa! will once again focus on getting the practitioners to speak from the place of their practice by presenting their work in the form of a multidisciplinary group exhibition, a live performance programme and a publication.

Entitled Ce à quoi nous tenons, the 2022 edition refers to the text by the ecofeminist philosopher Émilie Hache, Ce à quoi nous tenons – Propositions pour une écologie pragmatique, published by Éditions La Découverte in 2011.

The question of ecology occupies a central place in this edition of the festival in that it is invested by contemporary creators and researchers, often thought in conjunction with feminisms, the question of struggles, and more broadly in relation to the emergence of new moral and political experiments.

The question of hospitality (that of the artists in residence, but also to the audiences of cultural institutions) is also at the heart of the artistic project of ¡ Viva Villa!

The opening of the exhibition will be followed, still at the Collection Lambert, by a rich programme of concerts and performances, and then by a professional day proposed in association with the Région Sud: a forum allowing artists to meet cultural structures for the continuation of their artistic and research projects initiated during their residency.

Check out the profil of the artists of the 2022 edition

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