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Vue du playground ©Maya Mihindou & Alexandra Petracchi

Maya Minhindou and Alexandra Petracchi

20 February 2023 to 31 May 2024
Vue du playground ©Maya Mihindou & Alexandra Petracchi

in residence in Fos-sur-Mer as part of Cultural Olympiad

As part of the cultural actions carried out on the occasion of the 2024 Olympic Games, and thanks to the valuable support of the PACA Regional Directorate of Cultural Affairs, Triangle-Asterides, a contemporary art center of national interest, is joining forces with the city of Fos-sur-Mer, host land of the 2024 Olympic Games, by offering artists the opportunity to work on the creation and production of original artistic works thus creating a dialogue between art and sport, and the values ​​which they are common: generosity, solidarity, inclusion and even self-expression.

Maya Mihindou and Alexandra Petracchi are welcomed, at the suggestion of Triangle-Asterides, for a creative residency in the premises of the Maison de la Mer in Fos-sur-Mer. They are working on the creation of an original artistic work: a fresco on the ground which covers a 5x5 basketball playground specially created for this order located in the Parsemain sports complex.

During their residency Maya Mihindou and Alexandra Petracchi offered a group of young athletes from Fos-sur-Mer, constituting the priority audience of the cultural program of the Olympic Games, to participate in the reflection around the creation of the work within the framework artistic practice workshop.

This creation of works is the means of integrating culture and art into the celebration of an event of an exceptional nature, the Olympic Games 2024, by weaving links between the artistic gesture and the sporting gesture. It also participates in pursuing and implementing in a unique way adapted to the scale and history of the territory the objectives of outreach and reception at the heart of the identity of the Olympic Games.

More than a simple artistic intervention, this permanently marks the participation of the City of Fos-sur-Mer in Olympic history and its movement based on the promotion of sport, culture and education.