DJAMEL TATAH: Echoes of classic paintings and drawings and monochromes from the Collection Lambert

at the Collection Lambert, Avignon

3 December 2017 - 20 May 2018


Starting in December, the Collection Lambert will offer a unique exhibition built around a sensitive dialogue between the works of Djamel Tatah and those of the minimalist artists of the Collection Lambert.


After studying at the School of Fine Arts in Saint-Etienne, Djamel Tatah took up painting and, since the late 1980s, has opted for large-format polyptychs with monochrome background featuring real-size human figures who share the museum space with the spectator in a poetic and unusual way.


In keeping with the tradition of classical painting and modernist and contemporary monochromes, his works will be presented at the Lambert Collection such that they interact with the minimalist works of Robert Ryman, Brice Marden, Robert Mangold, Robert Barry and Richard Serra and those of classical artists like the paintings of Corneille de Lyon in the 16th century and a selection of 50 works from the famous drawing firm of the School of Fine Arts in Paris.

Living and working for some years near Avignon, the artist will propose alongside the exhibition a series of meetings and workshops in his studio with the museum and the Collection Lambert’s educational service.


A richly illustrated catalogue will be published by Actes Sud with the support of Ben Brown Fine Arts. It will bring together the texts of Danièle Cohn, Eric of Chassey and Eric Mézil.