Van Gogh—Duchamp: Oil & Water?

Van Gogh and Duchamp: two names, two monuments in the history of twentieth–century art, both of whom seem to be mutually charged with the intensity of a magnet. Or would this be valid only for those imprisoned in clichés? Conceptual art has established itself up as an antidote to expressiveness. For several decades already, excessive […]

“Van Gogh Live!” Summer 2016

The Van Gogh Live! summer programme at the Fondation Vincent van Gogh Arles welcomes contemporary artists from various disciplines and forges fresh links with the work and life of Vincent van Gogh. For the fourth edition of this eclectic event, we are hosting three performances that celebrate artistic dialogue, the elegance and richness of poetic […]

Colours of the North, Colours of the South (2014)

“Colours of the North, Colours of the South”, the first of a planned series of exhibitions about Van Gogh, was held from 7 April to 31 August 2014, on the occasion of the inauguration of the Fondation. This exhibition also featured contributions by numerous artists such as Guillaume Bruère, Fritz Hauser and Elizabeth Peyton. This first catalogue retraces the evolution of […]

Opening exhibition « Van Gogh Live! » 2014

‘VAN GOGH LIVE!’ was the title of the opening exhibition of the Fondation Vincent van Gogh Arles. On the one hand, it presented ‘Colours of the North, Colours of the South’, the first of a planned series of exhibitions about Van Gogh, curated by Sjraar van Heugten, and, on the other, it featured contributions by Guillaume Bruère, […]

“Van Gogh Live” 2013

The Fondation Vincent van Gogh took to the streets of Arles with Van Gogh live 2013! a dynamic programme of eclectic artistic events: performances, posters, video screenings – all happening live! As a prelude to the Fondation’s official opening in spring 2014, Van Gogh live! was the point of departure for a series of unique dialogues between contemporary art and […]

Symposium « Van Gogh-Duchamp: oil and water? »

Van Gogh and Duchamp are two names, two monuments of 20th-century art history, whose symbolic charge is such that it opens the door to polarisation for those who allow themselves to become trapped in clichés. Perceived as an antidote to expressivity, Conceptual art for a long time relegated excessive subjectivity to the inferior status of artistic sub-genre. It is only […]


2016 Concert Die Polstergruppe This concert was held on 11 and 12 July 2016 at the Fondation Vincent van Gogh Arles during the summer programme “Van Gogh Live!” 2016.  Die Polstergruppe, with Stephan Eicher, Simon Baumann, Adrian Iten, Rainier Lericolais, Martin Gallop and Stefan Lakatos. Director: Jean-Baptiste Marcant Opening of the exhibitions Van Gogh and Glenn Brown From 14 May to 11 […]