musée d'art contemporain
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<- Saturday 19 September 2015 ->

• 19 September 2015 - 16:00


Alejandro Jodorowsky

The artist Alejandro Jodorowsky has impacted generations of actors, writers, film directors and visual artists by constantly presenting his audience with a strikingly prolific and diverse range of work. The CAPC, museum of contemporary art of Bordeaux, will present in 2015 the first major retrospective of this internationally acclaimed artist.


From mime to comic books – where he shattered the core concept of storylines – from tarology to literature and poetry, from authorship to his visits of the Surrealist circles in Paris, from underground cinema to his first performances with the Panic Group, Jodorowsky has questioned and changed our way of perceiving art. His anti-conformist work has touched a large audience and triggered a true cult by the symbolic, philosophical and sometimes esoteric dimensions of his art

In the Nave of the museum, transformed by the greek architect Andreas Angelidakis to highlight the visual world of Jodorowsky, the museum will present for the first time rarely seen and exclusive archives, drawings, comics, films, etc. This spectacular and emblematic space offers the occasion to present an artistic world  mixing theatre, performances, cinema, readings and illustrations.

The aim of this unique exhibition, deeply embedded in the visual world of the artist, is to provide the viewer with an initiatory journey at the heart of the Jodorowsky “mystery”, where rational and irratio-nal coexist side-by-side.

To realize this project, the CAPC will make the Nave of the museum available to the artist to presentthe entirety of his work.This spectacular and emblematic space, transformed by the greek architectAndreas Angelidakis, offers the occasion to present an artistic experience mixing theatre, perfor-mances, cinema, readings, illustrations and archives.Andreas Angelidakis will introduce to the visitors an architecture of space that resonates with the vi-sual world of Jodorowsky. Each section of the Nave will address an aspect of the artist’s work.


María Inés Rodríguez, Exhibition Curator
François Poisay, Associated Curator

Andreas Angelidakis, architecture of the exhibition


The exhibition is also the occasion for a series of rendezvous, scheduled from june to october 2015 to delve once again into Alejandro Jodorowsky’s world. You will find more details in the menu on the right side of the screen. 


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The exhibition Alejandro Jodorowsky is recognized as being of "Intérêt national" by the "Ministère de la Culture et de la Communication / Direction générale des patrimoines/Service des musées de France". As such, it benefits exceptionally from financial support from the French State.

The CAPC musée d’art contemporain de Bordeaux would like to thank Pascale Montandon-Jodorowsky for her generous collaboration.

This exhibition is supported by The Friends of the CAPC and ABKCO Films


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