Emmanuelle Luciani does not want to be dictated by codes or by protocol. This art historian, curator and visual artist, likes to experiment, create and put into practice. In its elegant nineteenth century pavilion with a southern atmosphere, it has created a unique place dedicated to domestic art and the design of handcrafted objects dedicated to everyday life. At the same time, in a more general reflection on the links between cultural heritage and contemporary art, the Southway Pavilion serves at the same time as a workshop, an exhibition space, an artist’s residence and even a guest room!
Imagined in the same idea as the Red House by William Morris – symbol of the Arts & Crafts movement – or the Villa Santo Sospir by Jean Cocteau on the walls of which iconic frescoes have emerged, the Southway Pavilion is also a place meeting that claims its singularity. Located at the gates of the Mazargues district in Marseille, it is imbued with its Mediterranean environment of an old suburb which welcomed fishermen from the creeks, workers and craftsmen. Surrounded by a rich cultural offer with the Radiant City of Le Corbusier, the Museum of Contemporary Art of the city of Marseille and the Museum of Decorative Arts of the Château Borély, it brings a unique artistic touch that deserves a detour.