The ancient Greeks believed that the Mediterranean was a link between civilisations, and that crossing it was an adventure. During this journey, familiar feelings of belonging come head to head with new sensations as those who cross the bridge enter a new world.
Featuring artists from different generations who have all moved, migrated, and created new worlds for themselves, this collection shows the universal character of the Mediterranean experience. Some of these artists were discovered in Marseille before embarking on an international career. These encounters are another way of showing Marseille’s hospitality and the city’s vibrant art scene. Marseille is a crossroads for travellers from north and south, east and west. The exhibition starts at the Contemporary Art Museum and continues throughout the city with exceptional works in remarkable venues.
Featured artists: Jennifer Allora and Guillermo Calzadilla, Maria-Thereza Alves, Francis Alÿs, Matthew Buckingham, Marie-José Burki, Giuseppe Caccavale and Erri de Luca, Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller, Marlène Dumas, Jimmie Durham, Peter Friedl, Douglas Gordon, Mona Hatoum, William Kentridge, Yan Pei Ming, Gabriel Orozco, Dan Perjovschi, Robin Rhode, Yinka Shonibare, Simon Starling, Fiona Tan, Ozcar Tuazon, Huang Yong Ping, Chen Zhen