A few shots of the stunning exhibition at the Pope’s Palace, in Avignon.
The artists work spanning several decades (from 1966) is on display, some original works, and many photos, being father of street art and his work is mainly displayed out there.. Ernest Pignon-Ernest shines light on suffering and misery, from prison inmates during WWII to illegal immigrant being exploited, to persecuted political activists, he conveys the blackness and unfairness of it all. Not a joyous exhibition, but definitely a moving one, and one not to miss..
I am including the explicative notes (after each piece), as they are essential to understand the message and the context of every piece.
Linceul, Prison St Paul, Lyon 2012
La Commune, Paris, 1971
Sur l’avortement, Paris, 1975
David et Goliath (s’apres le Caravage) réunissant les têtes tranchées de Caravane et Passolini, Naples, 1990
Soupirail, Naples, 1988
Epidemie, Naples, 1990
Les expulsés, Paris, 1979
Donna con lenzuolo, Naples, 1990
Derriere la vitre, Paris, Lyon, 1996, 1997
Arthur Rimbaud, 1978
Jean Genet, Brest 2006
Se Torno (si je reviens) Passolini assassiné
Neruda, Santiago, 1981
See previous temporary exhibitions at the Palais des Papes here