HENRI MATISSE | RHYTHM AND MEANING opening, 12 July 2016
On Tuesday 12 July 2016, Charlotte Montel Chargée d’affaires ai at the French Embassy in South Africa attended the opening of the HENRI MATISSE | RHYTHM AND MEANING exhibition at the Standard Bank Gallery in Johannesburg.
Ben Kruger, Chief Executive of Standard Bank Group and co-curators of the exhibition Patrice Deparpe, Director of the Musée Matisse in Nice, France, and Federico Freschi, Executive Dean of the Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture at the University of Johannesburg also attended the opening ceremony.
Read Charlotte Montel’s speech here.
The Standard Bank Art Gallery is hosting an exhibition of works by the French modern master, Henri Matisse (1869-1954) until 17 September 2016.
This exhibition includes a number of paintings, drawings, collages and prints covering all the dominant themes in the artist’s body of work, from his early Fauvist years, through his interest in exoticism and orientalism, to the paper cut-outs that he produced in the last years of his life.
After a cocktail, the guests were invited to enjoy the exhibition and admire the works of the French artist.
Henri Matisse | Rhythm and Meaning is the first wide-ranging exhibition of Matisse’s work to be held in South Africa, and the fourth exhibition of important twentieth-century modernists to be held at the Standard Bank Gallery.
Henri Matisse | Rhythm and Meaning is presented by Standard Bank in partnership with the Embassy of France in South Africa and the French Institute of South Africa, and with the support of Matisse Museum Le Cateau-Cambresis, Air France, Total and Air Liquide.
More articles about the exhibition:
- HENRI MATISSE, Press release (January 2016)
- Matisse outreach drive (a video is also available on this article)