FONDATION VASARELY - Exhibition: The art of the multiple, Victor Vasarely and serigraphy

FONDATION VASARELY - Exposition L' Art du multiple - Vasarely et la sérigraphie + Visite libre des collections permanentesFONDATION VASARELY - FONDATION VASARELY - Exposition L' Art du multiple - Vasarely et la sérigraphieFONDATION VASARELY - Exposition VASARELY AVANT L’OP, UNE ABSTRACTION EUROPÉENNE, 1945-1955


"But we can no longer stop there and confine this unique work to the privileged few. On the contrary! We must work from it, recreate it in other functions, multiply it and project it into the spaces of the world".
Victor Vasarely, "La sérigraphie, Arcay et la re-création",
These were the words with which Victor Vasarely presented silkscreen in 1957. Vasarely's aim was to democratize his work, and the screen-printing process enabled him to move from an initial prototype to multiples. The original works are thus produced in various numbered programs, accompanied by a corresponding range of colors, before being transformed into genuine silkscreen prints, signed and numbered. Opposing the idea of the single, exclusive work, Vasarely persisted in reproducing it, with the aim of making art accessible to everyone, resulting in multiple, identical art in every material and dimension.

Inaugurated in 1976, the architectonic center of Aix-en-Provence reflects the essence of Vasarely’s mission. Designed as a place of exchange, experiments and new encounters, this multi-disciplinary “laboratory” would bring together plastic arts, architecture, new technologies, chemistry, and other disciplines. The ““polychromatic city of happiness” was born.

Designed by Vasarely in collaboration with architects Jean Sonnier, Dominique Ronsseray and Claude Pradel-Lebar, the 5,000 sq. meter building is an example of the very same urban design which the Foundation seeks to promote.

Sixteen hexagon-based modules are embedded in a gigantic building using technology and materials endorsed by modern art movements. The honeycomb structure presents various models of the integration of plastic arts and architecture, using optical art as its common ground.


  • Self visit with free booklets in english german, spanish, dutch, italian, hungarian, swedish, chinese, portuguese, & greec.
  • Open wednesday to sunday from 10:30 am to 5:30 pm
  • Duration : 1 to 2h
  • Access to temporary exhibits included.

Pets are forbidden.


  • Adult :  15€
  • Student under 26s, senior (+65s) : 12€
  • Child 10-15s :  8€
  • Child 5-9s : 5€
  • Family rate (2 adults + 3 child under 15s) : 40€
  •  Aix en Provence City Pass : 3€
  • Free for child under 5s
  • Audioguide available
    Audioguide available
  • Car park
    Car park
  • No pets allowed
    No pets allowed
  • Access for disabled people
    Access for disabled people
  • Tested by our advisory team
    Tested by our advisory team
  • Toilets
  • Included
  • Duration :
    • 1h
  • Time of day :
    • in the afternoon
    • in the morning
  • Means of transport :
    • walking
  • Type of activity :
    • Exhibition
    • Museum
  • Included in :
    • Aix-en-Provence City Pass
  • Audioguide - language(s) available :
    • Chinese
    • German
    • Spanish
    • French
    • English
    • Italian
    • Dutch
    • Portuguese
  • Other information :
    • Tested by our travel advisors
    • No pets allowed
  • On site :
    • Audioguide available
    • Toilets
    • Car park
    • Bus park
    • Souvenir shop
  • Access :
    • apointment directly with the service provider
    • accessible by public transport


1 avenue Marcel Pagnol
CS 50490
GPS coordinates
Latitude : 43.52131
Longitude : 5.42498