The purpose of this multidisciplinary festival? To give the public a direct glimpse on contemporary creation, and to provide artists with a generational platform to work in the post-residency period. Designed as an annual event in 2016 on the initiative of La Casa de Velázquez in Madrid, Villa Kujoyama in Kyoto and the Académie de France in Rome – Villa Medici ¡Viva Villa! regroups the works of the artists of these 3 institutions. For its fourth year, and after the success of the 2018 edition in Marseille (5800 visitors to the Villa Méditerranée) ¡Viva Villa! 2019 is hosted by the Collection Lambert in Avignon from October 11 to November 10, 2019. Close to the ramparts of the City of the Popes, the Lambert Collection opens the doors of the Hôtel de Montfaucon to this new edition curated by Cécile Debray with a theme: The End of the Forests *, and a two stages calendar: From October 11 to November 10, an exhibition (accompanied by a cultural mediation program) presents the work of some fifty researchers and visual artists, musicians, graphic...
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