Historical motto of the Arson family, “Tam fortis quam ardens” (as strong as ardent) is the title chosen by Jean-Luc Verna for his conference at the Villa Arson, which will take place on Wednesday, October 26 at 6:30 pm in the large amphitheater.
This conference will retrace the artist’s path, from the sidewalk in Nice where he was a prostitute, to the MoMA in New York, via the Villa Arson.
Jean-Luc Verna was born in 1966 and lives and works in Paris.
A multidisciplinary artist, he is a draftsman, author, dancer, choreographer, director and actor. He places the body at the center of his work, in all its dimensions and moods; in turn glorious, miserable, enjoying, suffering, living. He uses the drawing as he uses his body and his skin, as a space to disguise as much as to embellish, to transform as much as to celebrate. His universe, between scholarly culture and popular culture, is marked by artistic, mythological, cinematographic and musical references and populated by ghosts, presences and friends.