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Festival ¡Viva Villa ! 2022
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¡Viva Villa! festival, at the Collection Lambert in Avignon

Founded in 2016 on the initiative of Casa de Velázquez in Madrid, Villa Kujoyama in Kyoto and the French Academy in Rome – Villa Medici, the ¡Viva Villa! festival was born of a shared desire to offer a regular event in the form of a collaborative venture between the three institutions. Held in France, this event brings together the artists, creators and researchers working in these French institutions, all three of which are located internationally. 

Updated on 10/11/2022

2 min

From 12 November 2022 to 12 February 2023

The next event will take place at the Collection Lambert from 12 November 2022 to 12 February 2023. Organised every two years, this event offers a glimpse into the diversity of the residents' work through offerings that open up the field of aesthetics and encourage dialogue between different disciplines. 

¡Viva Villa! is once again dedicated to encouraging artists to speak from their place of practice by presenting their work in the form of a multidisciplinary collective exhibition, a live performance programme and a publication.

"Ce à quoi nous tenons" (What We Stand For)

Entitled Ce à quoi nous tenons (What We Stand For), the 2022 event references the text by ecofeminist philosopher Émilie Hache, Ce à quoi nous tenons (Propositions pour une écologie pragmatique), published by Éditions La Découverte in 2011. The question of ecology is central to this year's festival in that it is explored by contemporary artists and researchers, often in conjunction with feminism, the notion of struggle, and more broadly in relation to the emergence of new moral and political experiments. The question of hospitality (for the artists in residence, but also for the audiences of the cultural institutions) is also at the heart of the artistic project of ¡Viva Villa! 

The opening of the exhibition will be followed, again at the Collection Lambert, by a rich programme of concerts and performances, and then by a professional event organised in collaboration with the Région Sud - a forum allowing artists to meet with various cultural organisations to continue their artistic and research projects initiated during their residency. 

The Institut français and the Festival

The ¡Viva Villa ! Festival has been founded on the initiative of Villa Kujoyama, an arts establishment belonging to the Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs cultural cooperation network. Falling under the Institut français in Japan, it works in coordination with the Institut français and is supported by the Bettencourt Schueller Foundation, its principal patron. 

Find out more about the Villa Kujoyama 

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