musée d'art contemporain
de Bordeaux


28.05.2015 -> 31.10.2015

Alejandro Jodorowsky

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 Chilean artist.


From mime to comic books – where he shattered the core concept of storylines – from Tarot reading to literature and poetry, from esoteric writing to his relations with 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 reached a large audience and triggered a true cult by the symbolic, philosophical and sometimes esoteric dimensions of his art

In the central Nave, transformed by Greek architect Andreas Angelidakis to highlight the Jodorwsky's visual world, 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 Jodorowsky's “mystery”, where rational and irrational coexist side-by-side.

To realize this project, the CAPC will make the Nave of the museum available to the artist to present
the entirety of his work.
This spectacular and emblematic space, transformed by the greek architect
Andreas 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



-> Nave of the museum
-> Disabled access
-> Price: Museum Entrance, 6,50 € (full rate) ; 3,50 € (reduced rate)

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