Montpellier Contemporain is an arts ecosystem bringing together two arts centres – MO.CO. and MO.CO. Panacée – and the École supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Montpellier, MO.CO. Esba.

Montpellier Contemporain is an arts ecosystem bringing together two arts centres – MO.CO. and MO.CO. Panacée – and the École supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Montpellier, MO.CO. Esba.

Programme

Enchevêtrement vertical, 2022  Grès chamotté modelé, émaillé au pistolet, cuisson 1260°C. Crédit photo : Claire Lindner. Courtesy de l’artiste
Enchevêtrement vertical, 2022 Grès chamotté modelé, émaillé au pistolet, cuisson 1260°C. Crédit photo : Claire Lindner. Courtesy de l’artiste
Silent Landscape, 2006. Céramique, socle en bois, eau. Mural indian ink. Crédit photo : John Stoel. Courtesy de l’artiste, de la Galerie Suzanne Tarasieve, Paris & AKINCI Amsterdam et ©ADAGP, Paris, 2022
Silent Landscape, 2006. Céramique, socle en bois, eau. Mural indian ink. Crédit photo : John Stoel. Courtesy de l’artiste, de la Galerie Suzanne Tarasieve, Paris & AKINCI Amsterdam et ©ADAGP, Paris, 2022
Flower (7665), 2021 Céramique 102.9 x 34.6 x 7.6 cm. Credit photo : Robert Wedemeyer. Courtesy de Sterling RUBY et Xavier Hufkens, Bruxelles
Flower (7665), 2021 Céramique 102.9 x 34.6 x 7.6 cm. Credit photo : Robert Wedemeyer. Courtesy de Sterling RUBY et Xavier Hufkens, Bruxelles

Contre-Nature. La céramique, une épreuve du feu.

Hybrid forms made of clay and enamel, grotesque creatures … Nature is artifice, and artifice becomes nature to deconstruct commonplaces about sculpture and the ceramic tradition.

Curator: Vincent Honoré
Exhibition management: Caroline Chabrand

À suivre, à surveiller

An exhibition of works by fifth-year students from the École des Beaux-Arts de Montpellier.

Guest curator: Eva Barois De Caevel

Berlinde De Bruyckere. No Life Lost II, 2015. Peau de cheval, bois, verre, tissu, cuir, couvertures, fer, époxy    237 x 343 x 188 cm. Crédit photo : Mirjam Devriendt. Courtesy de l’artiste et de Hauser & Wirth
Berlinde De Bruyckere. No Life Lost II, 2015. Peau de cheval, bois, verre, tissu, cuir, couvertures, fer, époxy 237 x 343 x 188 cm. Crédit photo : Mirjam Devriendt. Courtesy de l’artiste et de Hauser & Wirth
Portrait de Berlinde De Bruyckere au travail. Crédit photo : Mirjam Devriendt. Courtesy de l’artiste
Portrait de Berlinde De Bruyckere au travail. Crédit photo : Mirjam Devriendt. Courtesy de l’artiste
Berlinde De Bruyckere. After Crippelwood II, 2013-2014. Cire, bois, tissu, sangles, cuir, polyester, époxy, fer. 267 x 180 x 400 cm. Crédit photo : Mirjam Devriendt. Courtesy de l’artiste et de Hauser & Wirth
Berlinde De Bruyckere. After Crippelwood II, 2013-2014. Cire, bois, tissu, sangles, cuir, polyester, époxy, fer. 267 x 180 x 400 cm. Crédit photo : Mirjam Devriendt. Courtesy de l’artiste et de Hauser & Wirth

Berlinde De Bruyckere

This solo show brings together some fifty works by the artist, including some created especially for this project.

Curators: Numa Hambursin, Vincent Honoré, Rahmouna Boutayeb et Anna Kerekes

Access

MO.CO. Hôtel des collections, 13, rue de la République :
Tuesday to Sunday: 11am - 7pm

MO.CO. Panacée, 14, rue de l’École de Pharmacie :
Wednesday to Sunday : 11am - 7pm

MO.CO. Esba, Pharmacie et Chapelle de la Miséricorde, 1, rue de la Monnaie :
17 June - 3 Jul, Tuesday to Sunday: 10 am - 1pm & 2pm - 6pm

+33 (0)4 99 58 28 00
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WALKS

Le Jardin des Plantes
Musée et Conservatoire d’Anatomie
La Halle Tropisme : an associative place where the Montpellier's culture and party combine. Bar and restaurant.

TO DISCOVER AT THE MO.CO

MO.CO. Panacée : patio with a garden designed by Coloco.
MO.CO. Hôtel des collections : site-specific artworks to discover, the garden designed by Bertrand Lavier, Jardin des sept continents (2019) and Les arrosoirs arrosés (2019) and Loris Gréaud’s artwork, Idle Mode (2019) in the bar-restaurant.
MO.CO. Esba : in the schoolyards: artworks by Fabrice Hyber, Prééau (2019) and Bob & Roberta Smith, this is a freedom of Expression Centre (2019).

LESS THAN 60 KM

FRAC Occitanie Montpellier
Musée Fabre
Pavillon Populaire
Espace Saint-Ravy
Mécènes du sud Montpellier-Sète
Aperto
Iconoscope
AL/MA gallery
La Jetée, art gallery and studio
CRAC Occitanie (Sète)
Musée International des Arts Modestes (Sète)

PLACES TO STAY

Le Mas de la Feuillade : guest houses in the heart of a classified park.
La Merci : guest houses with an indoor garden, very good value for money.
Hôtel du Palais : in the heart of the district l’Écusson since 1870, very close to the famous Place de la Canourgue.
Hôtel Oceania Le Métropole : just a step from the MO.CO, an iconic place built in 1898 in the style of the French Riviera’s prestigious palaces.

PLACES TO EAT

Le Pastis : a first Michelin star in 2021. Come and enjoy the surprise menus of Daniel Lutrand and Jean-Philippe Vivant.
Leclere : Guillaume Leclere enhances the products, the season, the nature. A must-go.
Faune : a creative and modern Provençal bistronomy with foreign influences.
Mikado : japanese Chef Takétomo Lulu Sumi (ex-Ito Chan) cooks “the best ramen in France” according to Le Fooding.
Rosemarie : mediterranean cuisine and cocktail bar with a big terrace, in the historic centre.
Ikonka : salads, pies, super fresh and non-classical unique dish. A wide variety of pastries.
Zaatar : the best falafel in the region!
Äponem, l’auberge du presbytère : a gastronomic journey inspired by the Hérault’s wilderness, signed by Chef Amélie Darvas and sommelier Gaby Benicio. (Vailhan)

HAVE A DRINK

Café de la Panacée : restaurant for lunchtime, you can come have a drink all day long and enjoy tapas in the evening in the pleasant and vast courtyard.
Panka : come and enjoy regional products, natural wines and seafood tapas.
Les Garçons : a lively bar-tapas-wine cellar downtown.
Le Parfum : you will find the best cocktails in the city.
Le Poisson Rouge : a former house of oyster farmers with a breathtaking view, offering a simple and tasty cuisine inspired by the sea. (Frontignan)
La plage Bonaventure (Palavas-les-Flots)