Exhibition area Witold Gombrowicz

Exhibition area Witold Gombrowicz

The museum area Gombrowicz is open to the public on the 2nd floor of the Villa Alexandrine. 

The Gombrowicz museum welcomes visitors on the second floor of the Villa Alexandrine.

The Witold Gombrowicz museum opened to the public on the 23rd of September 2017 in the Villa Alexandrine, the house where the Polish writer lived with his wife Rita from 1964 to 1969. The 1911 “Belle Époque” villa was acquired by the town of Vence in 1988 and has been restored by the municipality with the generous help of the Government of Poland.

The exhibition highlights the complex and ambiguous personality of the Polish writer, Witold Gombrowicz, who delighted in demolishing the sacrosanct ideas and intellectual stereotypes of his day. Selected extracted from his works introduce us to the universe of Gombrowicz’s thought unveiling explaining and commenting on the mysteries of his art.By using intellectual provocation, fiction sand fantasies; adopting differing points of view and putting on and taking off a succession of masks, this iconoclastic author forces his readers to take a step back and enter with him into a “game” which directly confronts the “mythology of the “masses” and extols the rights of the individual. It should be noted that the aim of the exhibition is not to present a finished portrait of the writer but to invite the visitor to arrive at a personal connection with Gombrowicz which provides food for thought.

Opening hours: 
From Tuesday to Saturday 10h - 12h and 14h - 17h

Free entrance

Contact information

Villa Alexandrine, 2ème étage - Place du Grand Jardin

+33 (0)4 93 58 06 38

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