Located in an 18th century mansion in the heart of Aix-en-Provence, Gallifet provides a unique hub for those who are passionate about contemporary art. A firm believer that « artists are those best positioned to provide a window onto our times, » Nicolas Mazet opened the doors of this private family property in 2010 to offer visitors the chance to consider our world from another point of view.

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Located in an 18th century mansion in the heart of Aix-en-Provence, Gallifet provides a unique hub for those who are passionate about contemporary art. A firm believer that « artists are those best positioned to provide a window onto our times, » Nicolas Mazet opened the doors of this private family property in 2010 to offer visitors the chance to consider our world from another point of view.

Programme

© Morgane Baroghel-Crucq
© Morgane Baroghel-Crucq
© Morgane Baroghel-Crucq
© Morgane Baroghel-Crucq
© Morgane Baroghel-Crucq
© Morgane Baroghel-Crucq

Memory and Desire

« The landscape in which identity is supposed to be grounded is not solid stuff; it’s made out of memory and desire, rather than rock and soil. »

In this beautiful excerpt from "A Field Guide to Getting Lost," which inspired this exhibition, Rebecca Solnit writes that "we perceive the landscapes that founded our identity not as material rocks and lands but through the filter of our memory and desire. We transform and sublimate these territories.

For "Memory and Desire", Morgane Baroghel-Crucq proposes a curation of works made by craftsmen artists who take a contemporary look at the landscape through thousand-year-old know-how. The material, borrowed from the landscape, constitutes the memory of the work and is shaped by a mastered gesture. The artists thus reveal a sublimated vision of their environment.

Access

Gallifet
52, rue Cardinale
13100 Aix-en-Provence
+33 (0)9 53 84 37 61
hoteldegallifet.com

Open every day except Monday from noon to 6pm and when dining in the restaurant on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings.

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CULTURE & HERITAGE

Le Pavillon de Vendôme: museum and sumptuous French gardens. (Aix-en-Provence)

WALKS

Promenade de la Torse: a riverside park ideal for a country walk. (Aix-en-Provence)

PLACES TO STAY

La Maison du Collectionneur: a confidential and intimate address to sleep in the heart of the Mazarin district. (Aix-en-Provence)

PLACES TO EAT & DRINK

Mademoiselle Wine: a wine cellar specialising in local champagnes, just a stone's throw from the magnificent Place Richelme market. (Aix-en-Provence)

La Méduse: a bar where the welcome is as good as the quality of the wines and the small plates to share. (Aix-en-Provence)

Gallifet Kitchen: restaurant in the garden of the Hôtel de Gallifet from June to October, tea room from October to May. (Aix-en-Provence)