ELDORADO - lille3000 / 27 AVR › 01 DEC 2019


Get out your treasure map because more than 50 exhibitions lie in wait for you to discover.

At the Tripostal, at the Gare Saint Sauveur as well as in many partner venues in the Lille Eurodistrict and the Hauts-de-France Region. Explore the many themes of Eldorado: myth, conquest, utopia, voyage, migration, space and nature.

Notably featuring:


27 APRIL > 01 SEPTEMBER 2019
WED > SUN – 10AM > 7PM
9€ / 7€

The flagship of lille3000, the Tripostal unfolds the great story of Eldorado through a myriad of contemporary works of art borrowed from the four corners of the globe, with more than 40 artists on display. It divides into three chapters, one for each of the building’s three floors: Dream Worlds, The Rush, The New Eldorados.

Artists: Martine Aballéa, Adel Abdessemed, Abdelkader Benchamma, Francis Alÿs, Korakrit Arunanondchai, Babi Badalov, Jules de Balincourt, Gilles Barbier, Romain Bernini, Hicham Berrada, Stefan Brüggemann, Cao Fei, Till Gerhard, Rodney Graham, Ren Hang, Duane Hanson, Laura Henno, Alfredo Jaar, Mike Kelley, Maria Kourkouta, Christopher Kulendran Thomas, Yayoi Kusama, Ibrahim Mahama, Teresa Margolles, Ryan McGinley, :mentalKLINIK, Jonathan Monk, Lucy + Jorge Orta, Anne et Patrick Poirier, Younès Rahmoun, Peter Stämpfli, Superflex, Claire Tabouret, Thukral & Tagra, Anna Uddenberg, Wang Wei, Marnie Weber, Hank Willis Thomas, Liu Xiaodong, Yuyang Wang, Chen Zhen, Qiu Zhijie.
Curators: Jérôme Sans, Jean-Max Colard, with Isabelle Bernini.

The Green Goddess

27 APRIL > 03 NOVEMBER 2019
WED > SUN – 12PM > 7PM

Establishing a parallel between the forms of art and the forms of nature, the exhibition adopts the playful form of a vast greenhouse recreated in the Gare Saint Sauveur.

Artists: Gwladys Alonzo, María José Argenzio, Mariana Castillo-Deball, Carolina Caycedo, Chelsea Culprit, Dewar & Gicquel, Naomi Fisher, Galerie Rezeda, David Gumbs, Cristóbal Gracia, Cynthia Gutiérrez, Renaud Jerez, Lake Verea, Lucile Littot, Engel Leonardo, Caroline Mesquita, Miguel Penha, Calixto Ramírez Correa, Clémence Seilles, María Sosa, Fabiola Torres-Alzaga
Curator: Dorothée Dupuis.

Alongside the exhibition, rediscover the Urban Farm, a large above-ground vegetable garden in the heart of the city. This urban farm is part of a collaborative project involving City of Lille, the Maison Régionale de l’Environnement et des Solidarités (MRES, Regional Centre for the Environment and Solidarity), nature associations, volunteer gardeners and local residents.

Golden Room

27 APRIL > 02 SEPTEMBER 2019
MON : 2PM > 6PM / WED > SUN : 10AM > 6PM
7€ / 4€

Treasure trove or Ali Baba’s cave: the mythical place of all Eldorados sought by all gold hunters.

Artists: :mentalKLINIK, Mircea Cantor, Kendell Geers, Thomas Lélu, Olga De Amaral.
Curators: Jérôme Sans and Jean-Max Colard, with Isabelle Bernini.

Mathias Kiss

27 APRIL 2019 > 10 JANUARY 2020
MON : 2PM > 6PM / WED > SUN : 10AM > 6PM

At the juncture of painting, sculpture and architecture, Mathias Kiss develops a reflection on the deconstruction of classical heritage. His work dissolves barriers between art and craftsmanship. On the occasion of lille3000’s new theme of Eldorado, the artist proposes an installation at the Palais des Beaux-Arts that evokes the sky and space. It opens the site to the outside and the light, thus inciting us to dream of endless possibility.

Artist: Mathias Kiss.
Curator: Régis Cotentin.

The dream of being an artist

20 SEPTEMBER 2019 > 06 JANUARY 2020

From the Middle Ages, when the painter and sculptor were still only craftsmen, up to the present day, the artist has dreamed of finding a place in the sun. To achieve this, over the centuries, artists have built up an incredible strategy of social elevation, enabling them to create freely while living alongside the rich and powerful.

From Albrecht Dürer to Wim Delvoye, Jacques-Louis David, Edouard Manet, Jeff Koons and Marina Abramovic, the exhibition tells the story of the construction of a myth, that of the artisan who wished to be immortal.

General curator: Bruno Girveau.
Scientific committee: Delphine Rousseau and Régis Cotentin with Clémentine Delplancq.


27 APRIL > 30 AUGUST 2019
MON : 2PM > 6PM / WED > SUN : 10AM > 6PM
7€ / 5€

The exhibition includes 48 paintings, engravings and photographs from the permanent collection of the Museo de Arte Moderno de Mexico, in order to highlight certain recurring cultural traits in the production of Mexican (or foreign) artists who lived in Mexico, in the aftermath of the 1910 Revolution and up to the turn of the 20th century: from Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera, José Clemente Orozco and Francisco Toledo, to Manuel Álvarez Bravo, Graciela Iturbide, Germán Venegas and Daniel Lezama.

Artists: Ignacio Aguirre, David Alfaro Siqueiros, Lola Álvarez Bravo, Manuel Álvarez Bravo, José Raúl Anguiano, Julio Castellanos, José Chávez Morado, Olga Costa, Xavier Esqueda, Héctor García, Xavier Guerrero, Juan Guzmán, Graciela Iturbide, Frida Kahlo, Daniel Lezama, Pablo López Luz, Ricardo Martínez, Francisco Mata Rosas, Tina Modotti, Pablo Ortiz Monasteiro, José Chávez Morado, Alfonso X. Peña, Alice Rahon, Diego Rivera, Ione Robinson, Manuel Rodríguez Lozano, Rosa Rolanda Covarrubias, Rufino Tamayo, Francisco Toledo, Germán Venegas, Nahum Bernabé Zenil.
Curator: Sylvia Navarrete Bouzard.

Oaxaca in Los Angeles

27 APRIL > 30 AUGUST 2019
MON : 2PM > 6PM / WED > SUN : 10AM > 6PM

Famous for their immense murals, the Tlacolulokos collective, named after their hometown of Tlacolula in the state of Oaxaca in Mexico, focus on local social topics that connect to universal sociocultural issues and highlight their own indigenous origins.

Artists: Tlacolulokos (Dario Canul et Cosijoesa Cernas).

US-Mexico Border

27 APRIL > 28 JULY 2019
WED > SUN : 2PM > 7PM

40 contemporary artists explore the border as a physical reality (place), subject (imagination) and potential place of production and solution (possibility). They are designers, sculptors, painters, photographers and architects and come from both sides of the Mexican-American border.
This exhibition was originated by the Craft & Folk Art Museum in Los Angeles, California as part of Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA, a far-reaching and ambitions exploration of Latin American and Latino art in dialogue with Los Angeles.

Artists: Pilar Agüero Esparza, Tanya Aguiñiga, Haydee Alonso, Alejandra Anton Honorato, Judith Baca, Guillermo Bert, Elvira Bessudo, Raquel Bessudo, Margarita Cabrera, Cristina Celis, Julio Cesar Morales, Tricia Creasson-Valencia, Co•gnate Collective, Einar de la Torre et Jamex de la Torre, Jorge Diego Etienne, Hector Dionicio Mendoza, Alfredo Durante, Adrian Esparza, Andrés Fonseca, Guillermo Galindo, Rupert Garcia, Consuelo Jimenez Underwood, La metropolitana, Lorena Lazard, Andrés Lhima, Pablo López Luz, Viviana Paredes, G.T. Pellizzi, Ray Smith, Marcos Ramirez ERRE, Betsabeé Romero, Zinna Rudman, Mauricio Saenz, Rael San Fratello, Eduardo Sarabia, Agnes Seebass.  
Curator: Ana Elena Mallet, with Lowery Stokes Sims.

Casa Loca

27 APRIL > 28 JULY 2019
WED > SUN : 2PM > 7PM

The Maison Folie Moulins is transformed into a genuine Casa Loca. In these places, where meetings and exchanges take place, it is the indigenous culture that is honoured. From the city of Oaxaca in Mexico to the borders of the Amazonian forest, passing through the mountains of the Sierra Madre, three collectives take, one after the other, possession of the spaces. The public can discover the rich heritage of these guests through numerous graphic creations, songs and stories, crafts or even gastronomy.

Curiosidad, the collections of the Mexican Museum of Popular Art of Mexico

27 APRIL > 13 JULY 2019
MON, WED, THUR & FRY : 9:30AM > 5PM
SAT & SUN : 10AM > 6PM
5€ / 3€

Drawn from the collections of the Mexican Museum of Popular Art, these objects relate to traditional Mexican culture and the Mexican imagination, bearing the strong imprint of biodiversity, whether real or imagined.

Curators: Walther Boelsterly with Judith Pargamin.

While questioning identity issues, the Tlacolulokos, artisans of the Wixarika (Huichol) people and members of the Huni Kuin tribe accompanied by Naziha Mestaoui tell and share their universe. While they are very different in their practices and aesthetics, they share a common message: the promotion of the richness of Aboriginal cultures.

Les Enfants du Paradis

25 APRIL > 26 AOÛT 2019
WED > MON : 1PM > 6PM
5,50€ / 3€

Testifying to the genuine richness and renewal of contemporary painting, the exhibition invites visitors to embark on a journey of unprecedented pictorial explorations, between enchantments and disenchantments, lost illusions and new ecstasies.

Artists: Dan Attoe, Hernan Bas, Jules de Balincourt, Romain Bernini, Guillaume Bresson, Nina Childress, Jérémy Demester, Tim Eitel, Till Gerhard, Eberhard Havekost, Thomas Lélu, Li Qing, Pierre Seinturier, Claire Tabouret, Ida Tursic & Wilfred Mille, Iris Van Dongen.
Commissariat : Jérôme Sans, Jean-Max Colard, avec Isabelle Bernini.
Curators: Jérôme Sans and Jean-Max Colard, with Isabelle Bernini.

Betsabeé Romero, La Route des Plumes d’Or

25 APRIL > 26 JULY 2019
WED > MON : 1PM > 6PM

The exhibition is an opportunity to discover the artistic practices of this international artist. Between objects of exploitation, beliefs, legends and history, Betsabeé Romero transports us into an ancestral and contemporary Mexico through installations that are by turns monumental or more intimate.

Julien Salaud, Jungle et Sentiment

25 APRIL > 18 AOÛT 2019
WED > MON : 1:30PM > 6PM

For Eldorado, Le Colysée in Lambersart will transform into a neo-Aztec temple. True poetic manifesto, the Jungle and Sentiment exhibition is also a community project based on the exchange of knowledge and craft practices around the artist’s imagination and his vision of the Eldorado. Volunteers, students and artists gathered around a simple principle: “I take care of what I love”, releasing the almost sacred links between man and nature

Alberto Giacometti, a Modern Adventure

13 MARCH > 11 JUNE 2019

Nearly 150 works are gathered together to immerse the visitor in a novel journey through the founding myths of the history of modern art. Alberto Giacometti’s slender and fragile sculptures forming silhouettes of men and women, sometimes immobile and sometimes depicted in a walking or falling movement, are now etched into our collective imagination.

An exhibition-event presented in collaboration with the Giacometti Foundation, Paris.
Curators: Catherine Grenier and Sébastien Delot, with Christian Alandete and Jeanne-Bathilde Lacourt.

The Algerian Spring at La Piscine

FROM 09 MARCH 2019

In 2019, the Musée de La Piscine will programme an exhibition dedicated to the artistic figures of Algeria.


27 MARCH > 22 JULY 2019

The largest exhibition in France ever dedicated to Homer, the author of The Iliad and The Odyssey, the two famous epics upon which of all Western culture is founded.

Curators: Alain Jaubert, Alexandre Farnoux, Vincent Pomarède and Luc Piralla, with Alexandre Estaquet-Legrand.

Gigantism, Art and Industry

04 MAY 2019 > 05 JANUARY 2020

GIGANTISM is a completely novel initiative: the creation of a new triennial in Europe. An exhibition of sculptures, designer furniture, films, scale models, paintings and other forms of utopia showcases the remarkable creativity that has resulted from collaborations between artists, engineers and architects since the second half of the twentieth century.

Proposed by the Frac Grand Large – Hauts-de-France and Laac – Musée De France
Artistic directors: Keren Detton, Géraldine Gourbe, Grégory Lang and Sophie Warlop.

LE MUMO 2 (Musée Mobile)

27 APRIL > 15 SEPTEMBER 2019

The MuMo Eldorado exhibition will be a dialogue between the Eldorado of yesterday with its myths (conquest, the gold rush, sunken cities, treasure maps, etc.) and the Eldorado of tomorrow, which connects to current events (Europe and migration from Africa for example).

Artists: Guglielmo Achille Cavellini, Tacita Dean, Kendell Geers, Rodney Graham, Cécile Hartmann, Bouchra Khalili, Friedrich Kunath, Teresa Margolles, Gabriel Rico, Sam Samore, Ida Tursic & Wilfried Mille, Christophe Vigouroux, Danh Vo.
Currator: Ingrid Brochard, fondatrice du Musée Mobile, en coopération avec le CNAP, le Frac Grand Large Hauts-de-France et des mondes dessinés Frac Picardie.

The Travelling Planetarium

09 MAY > 26 OCTOBER 2019

On the occasion of the fiftieth anniversary of Man’s first step on the Moon, the Departmental Forum of Sciences of Villeneuve d’Ascq invites us to live or relive this historic moment. For six months, a travelling planetarium will criss-cross the city and its hinterland to immerse local residents in the world of space conquest.


  • Eldorado at Lasécu, Lille
  • Carlos Amorales, Protesta Fantasma at l’Espace Le Carré, Lille
  • Vista Meridional #3 at Centre d’Art Sacré, Lille
  • Format à l’Italienne 10 at l’Espace Le Carré, Lille
  • María Isabel Rueda, Paradis Perdu at l’Espace Pignon, Lille
  • Thierry Mordant at la Mairie de Quartier du Centre, Lille
  • Benoit Paillé, Surreal Mexico at Anciennes Écuries, Roncq
  • Les Yeux d’Argos, Illusions at la Maison Folie La Ferme d’En Haut, Villeneuve d’Ascq
  • Dulce Pinzón, Super Héros at la Corderie, Marcq-En-Barœul
  • Hugo Laruelle, À l’Orée at La Corderie, Marcq-en-Barœul
  • Les Détonador at Fort de Mons, Mons-en-Barœul
  • Les Fenêtres qui Parlent Eldorado in the Lille and Métropole neighborhoods
  • Chimères de l’Ailleurs au Bureau d’Art et de Recherche, Roubaix
  • Art Textile Contemporain du Mexique at la Manufacture, Roubaix
  • Téo Hernandez / Jean-Charles Hue at L’Espace Croisé, Roubaix
  • Trésors et Motifs at la maison Folie Hospice d’Havré, Tourcoing
  • Youssef Nabil at L’Institut du Monde Arabe, Tourcoing
  • Exposition des photographies de l’agence spatiale européenne, Mouvaux  
  • Exposition des photographies de l’agence spatiale européenne, Sequedin…

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