Until 25 November 2014, Collection Lambert in Avignon presents the exhibition “The Disappearance of the Fireflies” — a title inspired from an article of the same name by Pier Paolo Pasolini, written in 1975, in which the author deplores the end of an era.
The exhibition is not taking place at the Collection’s usual site, but in the Sainte-Anne Prison, located just behind the Papal Palace. The original building has been closed until summer 2015 for renovations and the installation of a gift of 556 works belonging to the collection of Yvon Lambert.
Disused for almost ten years, the Sainte-Anne Prison offers an original setting for works by Kiki Smith, Xavier Veilhan and Andy Warhol. These pieces, which explore the themes of imprisonment, solitude and love, come from the private collection of Enea Righi, as well as other private and public collections.