Triangle – Astérides

With your VIP card (valid for two people) you benefit from free admissions at la Friche la Belle de Mai and all exhibitions from August 26 to September 8 included. Please check the opening times and dates on the website of la Friche la Belle de Mai.

Le prix du ticket

February 3 to September 1, 2024

Aline Bouvy

Curated by Victorine Grataloup, Marie de Gaulejac and Thomas Conchou

A high grille hemmed like a lip, adorned with an eye and tears, bars the exhibition space as it enters. On one side: costumes hang from the ceiling, sketching a spectral underwater fauna. On the other, for those who can get in: a monumental sculpture – half grimacing face, half half-open legs from which strange cries escape – and a two-way glass booth face each other, in the middle of a pathway incited by large tokens on the floor. From the walls to the works, everything is white. “Almost too white”, in the words of artist Aline Bouvy.



Hymne aux murènes

From June 21 to October 13, 2024

Fabienne Audéoud, FSB Press, Cécile Bouffard with Eileen Myles, Pauline L. Boulba, Claude Eigan, Gustave Girardot, Aminata Labor, Natacha Lesueur, Ingrid Luche, Béatrice Lussol, Bruno Pélassy

Curated by Mathilde Belouali


Disliked for their awkward approach, their scowl and their life in the depths, moray eels have a bad reputation. As is often the case, this is unjustified: they only attack when they feel threatened; otherwise, they are indifferent and sometimes even tender. Some are born female, only to become male in the course of their lives, or vice versa. Their apparent quirkiness has led them to become the animal attributes of Ursula, the “villain” in Disney’s version of The Little Mermaid, whose troubled gender identity and evil intentions coincide[1]. It has also led them to symbolize a liberating, non-standard form of life and desire in writer Mireille Best’s lesbian apprenticeship novel Hymnes aux murènes (1984).




Address: Friche la Belle de Mai, 41 rue Jobin, 13003 Marseille

Aline Bouvy

Exhibition view Le prix du ticket , 2024
Courtesy Triangle-Astérides © Aurélien Mole