"Jean Genet, the narrow escape » at the Mucem, Marseille.
The exhibition seeks to understand how the Mediterranean Sea, with its calling to travel and freedom, with its diversity of cultures, with the meetings it has caused during several moments of the life of Jean Genet is a magnetic pole of his literary career, which he keeps coming back to.
It also aims to show how the Mediterranean is for Jean Genet a “near escape”. Organized around four themes each of which is a cross point in his life, one of his works and a Mediterranean terroir (Diary of a thief, Spain, The Screens, Algeria, A lover captive, Palestine and the end of his life in Morocco), the exhibition also brings together works that reflect the sensitivity of the writer, his meetings and especially its relationship with Alberto Giacometti.
Until the 18th of July. www.mucem.org