LES FLEURS D’YVES SAINT LAURENT
FROM 2 MARCH 2024 TO 5 JANUARY 2025
The Musée Yves Saint Laurent Marrakech (mYSLm) is delighted to announce the opening, on March 2, 2024, of the exhibition Les Fleurs d’Yves Saint Laurent, which will coincide with the seventh anniversary―in October 2024―of the founding of the Yves Saint Laurent museums in Marrakech and Paris. For the first time, the two museums will prepare and mount a joint exhibition and catalogue project under the curatorship of Gaël Mamine and Olivier Saillard.
Olivier Saillard curated the exhibition Yves Saint Laurent: The Scandal Collection, 1971, seen at the Fondation Pierre Bergé – Yves Saint Laurent, Paris in 2015. At the time, Gaël Mamine was head of collections at the Foundation. Together, they mounted their first joint exhibition,Yves Saint Laurent: Line and Expression, which was seen alongside the exhibition Cy Twombly: Morocco, 1952/1953. These two exhibitions, which were seen at the Musée Yves Saint Laurent Marrakech in 2023, placed drawing at the heart of the work of the French couturier and American artist.
Together, Olivier Saillard and Gaël Mamine are preparing a second exhibition, Les Fleurs d’Yves Saint Laurent, to be mounted simultaneously at the Musée Yves Saint Laurent Marrakech and the Musée Yves Saint Laurent Paris. The exhibition will focus on the passion that Yves Saint Laurent, as well as Pierre Bergé, had for nature. Saillard and Mamine will place lilies of the valley, bougainvilleas, roses, wheat, poppies and lilies on herbarium boards that could have been imagined by the couturier.
Exhibition curators: Olivier Saillard, Gaël Mamine
Exhibition design: Claudia Huidobro