The spring reopening of the Maison des Arcades showroom will welcome the painter MiVaGo.
From March 11 to April 30, 2022, Michèle Van Goethem, known as MiVaGo, will accompany the "wedding season" with her "Wedding Day" series.
MiVaGo takes an offbeat look here, sometimes tender, sometimes incisive, on this social ritual and its protagonists. Doubt, confidence, bitterness, jealousy or benevolence, so many contrary feelings that can be detected in the looks and attitudes of the actors of the wedding. MiVaGo's painting, deliberately expressionist, intends to transpose these contradictory emotions.
“Don't expect to find academic realism in my characters. This was done long before me, and very well done (…). »
"It doesn't matter to me that the newlyweds or their guests presented here are not fashion plates, appear ugly, starchy, even that they are missing an arm, an ear, or that their bodies, their faces, their hands are sore proportionate, that the perspective is abused; what counts above all are the looks they exchange with each other, or that they don't exchange for that matter…! »
What is also important for Michèle Van Goethem is the communication that is established between her characters and the "watcher", you, the public - and the way in which this work on the feelings embodied, on the atmosphere that emerges from their representation, ultimately leads to emotional connection.
Opening on Friday March 11 at 6:30 p.m.
Open to the public from Tuesday to Saturday from 2:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. and Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Compulsory vaccination pass
Information reception of the Maison des Arcades: 04 94 55 57 37