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Temporary work of art

Villa Maritime's garden
From 26th June to 19th September

Coastline tour

The artist reproduces famous antique sculptures and then tattooes them using a chemical process which consists in injecting ink straight into the marble. The statues then look like they have their « skins » pricked. Their tattoos are inspired by those of Russian or Japanese criminals, originally intended to induce fear. Fabio Viale suggests an encounter between « classical art and modern expression, between the profane and the sacred, between cold marble and colours that breathe life ».

 

Villa Maritime

Facing the sea, the Villa Maritime was designed by architect Henri Toutain in 1890 for Madame de Aldecoa. With its 42 windows, two artificial caves, and conservatory, this massive 1,200 m² mansion used to be the home of businessman Georges Dufayel and of Le Havre playwright Armand Salacrou. In 1943, like other villas from the seafront, it was requisitioned and turned into an observation post. Now fully rehabilitated, the Villa Maritime has been the property of Groupe Partouche since 2001. It was used as an exhibition venue for the Arts Le Havre Biennial of Contemporary Art in 2010.

Practical info

Temporary work of art

Venere Italica

Villa Maritime's garden
From 26th June to 19th September
Venue

Villa Maritime's garden
Villa Maritime
66 boulevard Albert 1er

ACCESSIBILITY

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OPENING HOURS

De 10 h à 18h tous les jours

PRICE

Gratuit

Discovery tour

Étape 8 du Coastline tour

CULTURAL MEDIATION

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