MP2013 - Le Corbusier and brutalist architecture
An exhibition on Le Corbusier, an iconic figure in the history of Marseille’s urbanism and architecture, will take over the J1 hangar overlooking the sea.
This doubly symbolic: firstly, because of the connection to the Mediterranean Sea, a theme running through all of Le Corbusier’s work; and secondly because of the world of large boats that filled his imagination and whose influence can be seen in the building in Marseille today.
It is this all-encompassing creation that made Le Corbusier an international household name – no longer was he a simple theorist of the Modernist movement, but a creator of vast projects with an aesthetic quality that had a major impact on the history of architecture in the second half of the 20th century.
When he built the Cité Radieuse, Le Corbusier invented a new movement – brutalist architecture – which used all forms of visual arts for architectural purposes. The exhibition will focus on the different areas of artistic research that interested Le Corbusier in the last twenty years of this work, from 1933 to 1965.
Unique pieces –paintings, sculptures, tapestries, lithographs, enamels and still and moving images- will illustrate the “artistic fusion” cherished by this all-round artist.
J1Place de la Joliette
boulevard du Littoral
All days only monday from 12 a.m to 6 p.m
Métro 2 et Tramway 2, station JolietteDe l’A55, sorties : les Arnavaux, Arenc, Les Ports, Gare maritime.De l’A7, suivre Gare maritime
- Full price : 10 €
- Half price : 5 €
- Free for people under 26 years