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Un grito de libertad

Chagall. A cry for freedom

An embodiment of uprooting and migration, like so many figures in his oeuvre, Marc Chagall traveled the world at the whim of the convulsions of his century, from his childhood in white Russia to France, from Germany to Palestine and from the United States to Mexico, before finally settling by the Mediterranean.

This catalog, published on the occasion of the exhibition Chagall. A cry for freedom, presents the artist’s work in the light of the historical events he witnessed, thereby becoming the first complete reading of his production from the perspective of his standpoint and his humanist socio-political commitment. The project, born out of the collaboration between La Piscine – Musée d’Art et d’Industrie André Diligent, Roubaix, Fundación MAPFRE and the Musée national Marc Chagall in Nice, and directed by the curators Meret Meyer and Ambre Gauthier, also offers us the opportunity to discover a wide range of unpublished documents from the artist’s archive, which have been selected during the research carried out for the exhibition.