From October 29, 2019 to February 16, 2020, in parallel with the GIONO exhibition at the Mucem, the Regards de Provence Museum co-produces with the Mucem the exhibition on Lucien Jacques (1891-1961) curated by Jean-François Chougnet, its President , and puts into perspective his favorite themes to do justice to the strength and talent of this multidisciplinary artist. The exhibition benefits from the assistance of the Association of Friends of Lucien Jacques and the support of Durance Lubéron Verdon Agglomeration (DLVA). The catalog is co-published with Actes Sud, with three unpublished letters from Jean Giono to Lucien Jacques.
The Regards de Provence Museum co-produces with the Mucem the monographic exhibition dedicated to Lucien Jacques, concomitant with the “Giono” exhibition at the Mucem, revealing the multiple facets of a multidisciplinary artist, often mentioned as the discoverer of Jean Giono.
First collaboration between the Mucem and Regards de Provence with a combined Giono & Jacques ticket. We have often read and seen Lucien Jacques (1891-1961) through the unique friendship of Jean Giono. This exhibition cannot completely escape this gaze, it nevertheless intends to show an autonomy of the work of Lucien Jacques. It is not a question of a retrospective, but of proposing themes making it possible to do justice to the strength and talent of Lucien Jacques and to his abundant work.
Engraver, painter, poet, weaver in his spare time and prolific publisher, are all labels used to describe the activity of Lucien Jacques. If this fervent pacifist is often associated through the texts of Giono which he published from the 1920s, this exhibition makes it possible to account for the density of production of this lover of letters. From his activity as a watercolourist praised by Jacques Prévert, to his position as director of magazines, through his poetic writings and woodcuts, Lucien Jacques is indeed the author of a protean work, enriched by the continuous use of various techniques.
Unpublished letters from his correspondence with Giono, drawings, photographs and archive documents constitute the framework of this exhibition, in the image of this volatile and persevering personality at the same time. The exhibition is co-produced by the Musée Regards de Provence and the Mucem, with the assistance of the Association of Friends of Lucien Jacques and the support of Durance Lubéron Verdon Agglomeration (DLVA). The catalog is co-published with Actes Sud under the direction of Jean François Chougnet, President of the Mucem and exhibition curator, with three unpublished letters from Jean Giono to Lucien Jacques and texts by Jean Giono and Jacques Prévert, as well as contributions by Jean François Chougnet, Jacky Michel, Jacques Mény, Roger Sailles and Claude Teston (128 pages at 25€).