Fondation Hartung-Bergman


"Kirili/Hartung: A dialog" October 2012/January 2013

After a stay in Hans Hartung’s studio in Antibes, Alain Kirili created a spontaneous and exhilarating series of sculptures.

The Foundation offered him the opportunity to create a perspective between his works and Hartung’s last period’s canvases. The latter is an astonishing series of artworks made with spraying machines that enabled the artist to come back to the gesture of his first drawings, while using vaporous and acid colors.

Besides, the French artist decided to highlight the only sculpture ever made by Hartung in 1938, which he considered as a “major” work. For him, it is a “vertical and abstract radicalism” made through a spontaneous crumpling of iron.

The Picasso Museum and the Hartung-Bergman Foundation collaborated to celebrate these correspondences and resonances between the artists; the dialog between Kirili and Hartung links contemporary creation to a key artist of the 20th century.

From the 13th of October 2012 to the 6th of January 2013 at the Hartung-Bergman Foundation and at the Picasso Museum of Antibes.

For more information: +33 (0)4 93 33 45 92


Picasso Museum, Antibes