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Resistance from A to Z

45 min visit

MUCEM - Fort Saint-Jean
19 May → 5 Sep 2021
From Wednesday to Monday, from 10 am to 7 pm (8 pm until October). Closed Tuesday

« The art of resistance could not be better displayed here in Marseille. Pertinent and delightful!  »

A for "Asterix", B for "banner", C for "Che Guevara", D for "de Gaulle"... The exhibition "Les Résistances de A à Z" unfolds a rebellious primer in 26 letters, composed from the collections of the Mucem. The saying goes: "You always need someone smaller than you", when it seems necessary to discuss certain acts or decisions made by the powerful and those in power. However, questioning, physical demonstration, but also writing, plastic creation and humour are all responses to situations experienced as unbearable or unthinkable for the immediate future. The exhibition, conceived by Mireille Jacotin, chief curator of heritage and head of the "Public Life" section at Mucem, seeks to address all forms of resistance. From political resistance to ecological resistance and from the French Revolution to the yellow waistcoats, the inventiveness of expressions of resistance is as rich as the views of civil society on the world. This is why this exhibition aims to show the links between resistance and creation over more than two centuries, in Europe and the Mediterranean.


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