MIL OSI Translation. Government of the Republic of France statements from French to English –
Emmanuel Macron will pay tribute this evening to the writer and fighter Maurice Genevoix, who will enter the Pantheon. Author of Those of 14, a masterpiece of literature and immense historical testimony, Maurice Genevoix was able to reconstruct with the greatest fidelity the daily life of eight months of war.
It is also “Those of 14” who will be honored: from the private to the officer, including the women who “held” the country as guardians behind the front lines. Together, they are the symbol of this period.
The chronicle of Genevoix is the mouthpiece of the First World War. He fixed for posterity the faces and the voices, the words and the feelings of 14-18. This pantheonization gives a place in the heart of the Nation to all these anonymous people.
This decision to bring Maurice Genevoix into the Pantheon was taken during the centenary of the First World War that the President of the Republic had commemorated through a long memorial roaming in the territories that were the scene.
President Emmanuel Macron wished to accompany the pantheonization of Maurice Genevoix and “Those of 14” with an exceptional public commission from two contemporary artists, the plastic artist Anselm Kiefer and the composer Pascal Dusapin, invited to create permanent works at the Pantheon in homage to known and unknown deaths, to the men and women of the Great War.
Six showcases by Anselm Kiefer and a sound work by Pascal Dusapin constitute a unique and indivisible artistic ensemble, which will be unveiled to the public as soon as the Pantheon deconfines and reopens. This is the first order by the State of permanent works for the Pantheon since the monument of Louis Henri Bouchard in 1924.
Ceremony to follow live from 6 p.m .:
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