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Jacques Villeglé In Conversation

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Institut Français, South Kensington

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Jacques Villeglé In Conversation

The leader of New Realism in his own words

With the success of his Collective Dis/illusions at the Mayor Gallery earning rave reviews, the legendary Jacques Villeglé has been invited for an exclusive conversation at the Institut Francais. As a leading figure of New Realism, Villeglé's influential mixed media works includes over 3000 pieces ranging from as far back as 1949. Describing his art as a 'human comedy', it bears witness to the changing world; its tensions, conflicts and beauty. Marion Chanson, curator of the Villeglé-Wolman exhibition at the Mayor Gallery, Frédéric Acquaviva, expert on Lettrism movement, and James Mayor, founder of the gallery itself will be leading the discussion with the art legend himself. '[His works] evoke the frenzied cacophony of urban experience – the constant, desperate clamour for attention.' - Time Out. General admission. Over 18s only please.

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