from 8 March to 27 April

Exposition Jean-Philippe Falétic

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Opening dates

    From 8 March to 27 April


  • Free

From March 8 to April 27: AIX EN OTHE – Exhibition by Jean-Philippe Falétic at the Tourist Information Office. Opening hours: Tuesday to Saturday 10 a.m. to 12 p.m./3 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. (closed Thursday afternoon). Contact: +33(0)3 25 80 81 71 – Biography: “I was irremediably marked by what war truly means during a commemoration of November 11, 1918. I I was then 10 years old. An old man was there among the surviving medalists, solemnly in front of the monument. Strong, bearded and mustachioed, he was the terror of the village kids. During the minute of silence, in the middle of these survivors with their straight and almost empty, he took the hand of one of his comrades, held back then burst into tears. It was improbable and astonishing! Terrible! I had been told a little about the war in reduced words. I today fundamentally understood that beyond the motives, the means and a peace sought to be preserved, the acts of war, whatever they may be, lead above all to the deepest suffering of each individual who is subjected to them This is a fundamental aberration of humanity, constantly relevant, against which it is very difficult to fight, that is a fact. We can nevertheless work towards it, each person within their means and with conviction. The paintings presented here do not necessarily represent the war in an immediate, frontal way. Everyone can see something completely different at first glance. We can let ourselves be transported gradually towards this fact or not at all. The horrors of war are still upsetting. And they have never stopped since the dawn of time. Could they be in human nature? That’s what some people say! But individually – deep down – few of us want it except a few dominators who lead the masses towards horror. It’s up to us, it’s up to you to see what happens next! For my part, this is what partly drives me. In the composition of the paintings the choices of materials used are symbolic. Here we will find among other things more or less hidden among the oil or acrylic: mushroom spores, pieces and juices of various plants, stones and earth collected from front areas of the 14-18 war. , blood (mine only)… which is part of life, in short, death and eternity too. I’ll let you travel now…”