Brise du rouge soleil  - Joël Andrianomearisoa

Brise du rouge soleil Carte blanche to Joël Andrianomearisoa


Tours et remparts d’Aigues-Mortes
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30220 Aigues-Mortes

The Centre des Monuments Nationaux, in association with Rubis Mécénat, invites Joël Andrianomearisoa to take possession of the Towers and Ramparts of Aigues-Mortes, as
part of the Africa2020 Season. In the exhibition "Brise du rouge soleil”, the artist presents a series of works, along the ramparts and from tower to tower, which will evoke his world and the history of the monument. These will include textile works, sculptures, metal structures placed along the parapet walk and more. The result of research work and several study trips, the artist was inspired by the memory of the ancient port city open to the Mediterranean, with its lagoon and the salt marshes, materials from the Camargue and elsewhere, as well as the writings of the Malagasy poet Maurice Ramarozaka (1931-2010).

For more information, visit the website of the Centre des monuments nationaux.


About  Joël Andrianomearisoa (Madagascar) :

Joël Andrianomearisoa, born in 1977 in Antananarivo, Madagascar, lives and works between Paris and Antananarivo.

He uses many media, from sewing to design, from video to photography, from scenography to architecture, from installations to plastic arts. It is probably from this that he draws a polyphonic work that invades everyone's sensitive space. He is part of this first pioneering wave of contemporary Malagasy artists while actively participating in the cultural and artistic development of his country (Manja in 1998, Sanga in 2003, Photoana in 2005, 30 and Presque-Songes in 2007 and 2011, Parlez-moi in 2016...).

His training in Madagascar, first in a drawing school, then by rubbing shoulders with artisans led him to work with many renowned international designers. At the age of 20 years old, he entered the Ecole Spéciale d'Architecture de Paris. In 2005, he graduated architecture while presenting an entirely graphic and textile project, far from a classic architectural project that his director of studies Odile Decq encourages. Throughout his young career, he has exhibited his work on all five continents, in numerous prestigious international cultural institutions such as the Maxxi in Rome, the Hamburger Bahnhof in Berlin, the Smithsonian in Washington, the Centre Pompidou in Paris...

In 2016, he received the Arco Madrid Audemars Piguet Prize.

In recent years, his creations are often made from textiles, paper, sometimes wood, minerals, or from unexpected objects (mirrors, perfumes, packaging, stamps, etc.) with which he reinvents the magical and provokes emotion. This "aesthetic emotion", often sought after and rarely achieved, which goes beyond commentary. and rarely achieved, which speaks for itself. Madagascar is represented for the first time at the Biennale di Venezia 2019 with the work "I HAVE FORGOTTEN THE NIGHT" by Joël Andrianomearisoa.

About The Centre des monuments nationaux :

The Centre des Monuments Nationaux is the leading public and cultural tourism operator in France, with near 10 million visitors per year. It conserves and opens to visitors exceptional sites, whose diversity illustrates the wealth of French heritage. Based on an adapted tariff policy, the CMN facilitates the discovery of monumental heritage for the widest possible public. The monuments that benefit from this system enable cultural and scientific initiatives to be conducted within the entire network of the CMN. The CMN reasserted its determination to be at the centre of innovation through the creation of the Heritage Incubator in 2018.


Opening hours

Full rate : 8 euros
Free entrance: under 18, 18 to 25 from EU and EU residents


From Nîmes : A 9 until Gallargues, then N 313 et D 979 until Aigues-Mortes
From Arles : exit n° 4, D 570 towards Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer, then D 38 until Aigues-Mortes
From Montpellier : exit n° 2, D 66, then D 62 until Aigues-Mortes

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  • République Française
  • Institut Français
  • Agence Française de développement
  • Conseil présidentiel pour l'Afrique