The Long-Time Director Departs from the Museum and Biennale
“I wish to express my infinite gratitude to all the artists and all the private and public partners who enabled the Museum to assemble its fabulous collection of art,” Raspail explained in his announcement.
A Long History in the Art World of Lyon
Raspail founded the MAC in 1984 and has served as its director ever since. He also founded the Biennial Festival of Contemporary Art, a four-month celebration that from its first installment in 1991 has grown into one of the foremost contemporary art festivals in the world.
“I especially want to thank you, the loyal public, you who have not ceased to grow and diversify over the course of the exhibitions of both the Museum and the Biennial,” Raspail wrote. “You have been an incredible inspiration in this quest for excellence and creativity.”
Raspail will not be leaving the art scene entirely: he is the curator of the MAC exhibition “Bernar Venet, Rétrospective,” to be unveiled on September 20.