What to see at the Pope Palace and Collection Lambert ?
Tigers and Vultures is a double exhibition by Yan Pei-Ming held in the Grand Chapel of the Palais des Papes and at the Collection Lambert
In 1970 and 1973, it was Picasso who exhibited in the famous gothic palace. In 2010, it was Barceló’s elephant that took over the Place du Palais and occupied the immaculate rooms of Yvon Lambert. Not to mention the five papesses of contemporary art, namely Louise Bourgeois, Camille Claudel, Kiki Smith, Janet Sterbak and Berlinde de Bruyckere, who also had the privilege of exhibiting in these stones. Renowned artists know the power of the exceptional place that is the Palais des Papes.
Yan Pei-Ming is no exception. From the Villa Medici, to the Louvre, to the Musée d’Orsay, Yan Pei-Ming has magnified his pictorial power, looks at the world today with greater acuity and anchors his work in a contemporary time.
For the Grand Chapel of the Palais des Papes, the artist has created three monumental works that experience all the drama of the complex history of the presence of the popes in Avignon in the Middle Ages and resonate with the world as we live it today.
In the exhibition presented at the Collection Lambert, nearly 140 works from nearly 40 years of career are on display. The paintings depict personalities of our time. Ming’s paintings have the ability to embrace centuries of history in one fell swoop, to embark on unknown destinies alongside the figures who have shaped the world.
At the Palais des Papes from May 19 to January 31, 2022 https://www.palais-des-papes.com/fr/content/yan-pei-ming-tigres-vautours
At the Collection Lambert from June 26 to September 26, 2021 http://collectionlambert.com