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

Vues de l’exposition Musées en exil, MO.CO. Montpellier Contemporain, 2022. Photo : © Pauline Rosen-Cros
Vues de l’exposition Musées en exil, MO.CO. Montpellier Contemporain, 2022. Photo : © Pauline Rosen-Cros
Robert Forgas,
Robert Forgas, "On n'arrête pas l'idée", Museo de la Solidaridad Salvador Allende, Santiago, Chili Courtesy Blaise Forgas Robert Forgas, On n'arrête pas l'idée, Museo de la Solidaridad Salvador Allende, Santiago, Chili Courtesy Blaise Forgas
Bill Viola,
Bill Viola, "The Passing" (Le passage), 1991. Ars Aevi, Sarajevo, Bosnie-Herzégovine © Bill Viola Studios Bill Viola, The Passing, 1991. Ars Aevi, Sarajevo, Bosnie-Herzégovine © Bill Viola Studios
Mohamed Joha, Housing, 2018. Collection Musée d’art moderne et contemporain en Palestine, en dépôt au musée de l’Institut du monde arabe, Paris. Crédit photo : Nabil Boutros
Mohamed Joha, Housing, 2018. Collection Musée d’art moderne et contemporain en Palestine, en dépôt au musée de l’Institut du monde arabe, Paris. Crédit photo : Nabil Boutros

Musées en exil

The exhibition will explore the unique history of three distinctive collections: that of the Museo Internacional de la Resistencia Salvador Allende (MIRSA), preserved at the Museo de la Resistencia Solidaridad Salvador Allende of Santiago, Chile; Ars Aevi, the collection of the Museum of Contemporary Art of Sarajevo; and the most recent, the collection compiled by the association for a National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art of Palestine, the works of which are currently housed at the Institut du Monde Arabe in Paris.

Three collections, three narratives, three case studies on three continents: the origin and the outreach of these collections are fundamentally acts of resistance, solidarity and hope in the face of the chaos and violence that each of these countries has experienced or continues to experience.

Beyond the light shed on cultural heritage as a collective symbol to protect and on creation as an act of resistance and hope, Museums in Exile offers the possibility to revisit artworks from more than 80 artists of 30 different nationalities.

Access

MO.CO. Hôtel des collections, 13, rue de la République :
Open from Tuesday to Sunday, 11am to 7pm (June - September) and 11am to 6pm (October - May)

MO.CO. Panacée, 14, rue de l’École de Pharmacie :
Open from Wednesday to Sunday, 11am to 7pm (June - September) and 11am to 6pm (October - May)

+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)