La chambre de Jean Genet
The association of the Friends of the Maison des Enfants de l'Assistance Publique et des Nourrices du Morvan, members of the Community of Municipalities of the Great Lakes of Morvan and the Morvan Regional Nature Park have initiated the project of a House dedicated to the care of the children of the Assistance Publique in Morvan and to the theme of Morvan nannies who breastfed children from bourgeois and aristocratic families from Paris to the Second Kingdom. In this context, they wanted to commission three works for three guest rooms associated with la Maison, in order to live a unique sensory and emotional experience. Each room is an independent building in the garden of la Maison and has been entrusted to a specific artist : Marc-Camille Chaimowicz, Cécile Maulini and Nadia Wallis.
Marc-Camille Chaimowicz's work is centred around Jean Genet (whose father is unknown and abandoned by his mother) who was placed by the Assistance Publique in a family in Aligny-en-Movan whose house is very close by and where he will stay between 1910 and 1923.
Marc-Camille Chaimowicz is an artist working in England and France. Noticed since the 1970s, it is now celebrated as one of the most resonant in the international art scene of the new millennium. In the interaction between painting (in the heritage of the Nabis) and decorative art (in the tradition of the Arts and Crafts movement), between praise of the hand and French literary interests (Flaubert, Cocteau or Genet) he develops with great independence (photography, film, ceramics, wallpaper, luminous installations...) a subtly formal universe based on particularly well chosen cultural and social concerns.