An audience with Armando: art retrospective

“Art which isn’t based on feeling isn’t art at all,” French painter Paul Cézanne once said. Aquitaine-based artist Armando Bergallo would be sure to agree.

He’s speaking today at an event in Bordeaux as part of the Sigma festival.

For 30 years, from 1965, the festival made Bordeaux the place to be for the world’s avant-garde artists. This year, the city’s CAPC contemporary art museum is celebrating Sigma with a retrospective.

Armando has been invited to speak about his role in the Taller d’Amsterdam project, which he co-founded in 1977. It brought together creative forces from across the world to combine music, dance, theatre and painting.

Over the years, two of its creations featured in the Sigma festival: Le désert (1982) and La nuit du troisième jour (1985).

Today, Armando will explain how these two works came about.

I know Armando – and I know he’ll speak with both passion and drive. He remains a force in the world of art, and I was lucky enough to see his Orfeo installation at his studio in Lalandusse, Lot-et-Garonne, recently.

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