16th April – 29th May 2016

Teresa-Rebull

Teresa Rebull, (1919 – 2015) was a singer, an artist, a poet – and a militant Catalan whose name is often heard linked to the social, cultural and political struggles of Catalonia of the last century.

Friends with Sartre, Camus and others, she used her music as a means of expression and defense of the Catalan language.

An exhibition at the Casa Carrère aims to highlight the life and work of the singer and activist, through explanatory panels retracing her life and reflecting the personality of this exceptional woman.

Friday, April 15 at 18.30
Opening of the exhibition at Casa Carrère
Presentation of the exhibition in the company of Teresa Rebull’s biographer Christine Lavaill and curator of the exhibition: Robert TRIQUERE
Exhibition open to the public from April 16 to May 29, free entrance.

Saturday, April 16, at 15:30, Conference at Médiathèque JP Giné
Presentation of the biography of Teresa Rebull by Robert and Andrew Vinas TRIQUERE Publisher Co-author of the biography of Teresa Rebull.
At 16h, Roundtable: Teresa Rebull, militant Catalan nationalist, feminist, singer and painter
Accompanied by:
Robert Triquère: Editor and moderator of the round table
Michel Arnaudiès – painter and writer
Marie Claude Valaison – Curator
Eliane Comelade – Writer and friend
Pedro Soler – Guitarist and friend

Saturday, April 16, at 21h, Concert at the Village Hall
Three women pay tribute to Teresa Rebull:
Giselle Bellsola, Gaëlle Balat and Julia Taurinya.
Prices: Adult € 10 and child (under 12) € 5.

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Casa Carrère

The result of the lively imagination of a talented dreamer in 1954, this fairy tale building was originally designed as a home, then went on to become the Musée des Arts Naïfs in 1991, until financial problems forced it to close its doors in 2002.

François Carrère was a wine merchant. In 1954 he began the construction of a Baroque style two story house. To add character, he put stones around the windows, and liked the design so much that he went on to cover the whole building in stone, thanks to several local stone cutters. People stopped on the street and commented on the originality of the house.

Casa Carrère

It took him 20 years to finish, and several disputes with neighbours and law suits to obtain the planning permissions he required, but eventually, it was finished.

In the meantime, the nearby Musée des Arts Naïfs was closing after 11 years.
Its owner, Francoise Caux, better known by her artist name “Javo” fell in love with the Casa Carrère whilst looking for new premises to display her personal works, and those of other international artists.

Casa Carrère

She bought it – and after many administrative and financial problems, the ‘Palais des Naïfs’ finally opened in April 1991, winning the “Grand prix du meilleur produit touristique de la région du Languedoc-Roussillon” a year later, awarded by the Tourist Board.
For the next ten years, the ‘Palais des Naïfs’ struggled to survive financially, making a name for itself both regionally and internationally, thanks to a quality art collection by ‘naif’ artists from five continents.

It finally closed in 2002, shortly after the death of his founder. The heirs have tried to keep the collection of over 500 works together, and opens it to the public on special occasions, the next one being for the festival of Sant Jordi from 16th April – 29th May. (see above)

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