Art Of The Day Weekly
#482 - from 14 September 2017 to 20 September 2017
Jack London, what adventure really means
MARSEILLE – As you mention the name of Jack London, out come visions of pearl fishermen in the bay of San Francisco, endless journeys on tracks or blue reflections in the Great North. One of the most ambitious projects of that perpetual vagabond was his trip to the Pacific. He carried it out in 1907-1909, when he had turned forty, on a sailboat especially designed, the Snark, and which allowed him to reach Hawaii, the Marquises and the Salomon islands. This deep rooted need to get away from everything and to discover – similar to that of Gauguin a few years earlier – is staged here with a series of pieces (sea instruments, photographs, masks, headdresses and shields) from European and mostly American collections.
• Jack London, dans les mers du Sud, at the Vieille Charité, from 8 September 2017 to 7 January 2018.