Sunday, May 29, 2011

Monet to Warhol (Saint Etienne @ Daejeon)

After the Musee d'Orsay in Seoul, the Musee d'Art Moderne de Saint Etienne in Daejeon : this summer, French museums are joining the increasing flock of foreign visitors to Korea (2.8 M over the first 4 months of 2011, or +3% vs the same period last year).

Ask any French citizen about Saint Etienne and you'll hear about 'Les Verts', the soccer team that ruled over French soccer decades ago, and almost made it to the top of Europe (losing the Champions' Cup final to Bayern Munchen back in '76). But 'Sainté' is also a UNESCO Creative City and City of Design, and this museum holds the second modern art collection in France after Centre Beaubourg / Georges Pompidou. I haven't visited it yet so that's another good reason to pass by Daejeon this summer.

Saint Etienne Museum of Modern Art sent 114 works by 82 artists ranging from Monet to Warhol and including Roy Lichtenstein, Picasso, Miro, Fernand Léger, Jean Dubuffet, Yves Klein, or Monumenta 2010 artist Christian Boltanski. Almost simultaneously (20110524-0703), the Daejeon Metropolitan Museum of Arts (DMMA) is also staging a Daejeon - Saint Etienne Exposition mixing artists from both cities (Saint Etienne's roster : Yves Bresson, Jean-Marc Cerino, Elzevir, Franck Lestard, Jerome Loisy, and Sylvia Marquet).

Monet to Warhol - Masterpieces from the Saint Etienne Museum of Modern Art
De Monet à Warhol - Collections du Musée d'Art Moderne de Saint-Etienne
Daejeon Museum of Art (396 Mannyeon-dong, Seo-gu, Daejeon, ROK -
May 25 - August 28, 2011 / 모네에서워홀까지.com
Tel : +82.42.477.3223 - Ticketlink 1588-7890

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