AN EXHIBITION-COURSE OF WORKS OF CNAP IN THE COUNTRY OF VASSIVIÈRE International Center for Art and Landscape, Beaumont-du-Lac
June 25 • November 05, 2017
Throughout the summer, the National Center for the Visual Arts and the International Center for Art and Landscape offer an exhibition-course on the scale of the rural territory of Lake Vassivière that extends the exhibition spaces of the center of art outside, wood sculptures to neighboring municipalities. Entitled Transhumance, this unifying project of a changing territory makes it possible to invite strollers to a walk in tune with the history of each village while highlighting the role of art in the public space in rural areas.
A JOURNEY OF WORKS
This exhibition is set around a route linking rural villages of Lake Vassivière, including Beaumont-du-Lac, Gentioux-Pigerolles, La Villedieu, Nedde, Peyrat-le-Château and Saint-Amand-le-Petit, between Creuse and Haute-Vienne in the Region Nouvelle-Aquitaine.
A selection of works comes to dialogue with the landscape, built and cultural heritage of these villages. Installed in the public space, they interact with their environment and change the way they look at the space, the history or the identity of the place that is inevitably metamorphosed. They also act, in a rural territory too rarely invested by the contemporary creation, like mediators by promoting national and international artists and by presenting new aesthetics and forms of the art representative of the diversity of the collection of the Cnap (monumental sculptures , murals, sound works, video works, works with protocol, vegetal works ...).
Through the working process with the municipalities, residents have been involved in project design, implementation and mediation. Thus creating an exchange between the artist, the community and the citizens, the works are also here vector of social and political link.
At the Art Center, on the island of Vassivière, a collective exhibition is an extension of the reflection on the role that art inscribed in the public space plays today in society. The exhibition promotes the political and participative dimension of the work, and its different modes of interaction with the visitor.
It will also be an opportunity to rediscover an emblematic work of the late 1980s by Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster, Bernard Joisten, Pierre Joseph and Philippe Parreno. This outdoor installation called Video Ozone will be reactivated exceptionally on the island on the evening of the opening.
On the island of Vassivière , the public can also discover two new orders for works by Liliana Motta and Reto Pulfer, initiated by the Cnap , activated for the first time in the Bois de Sculptures which already has sixty works including five Cnap deposits.
On Radio Vassivière is broadcast every night at night a different sound work from the orders of Cnap made in partnership with the Radio Creation Workshop of France Culture.
Finally, organized as part of the National Days of Architecture, a symposium (13-15 October 2017) will punctuate the exhibition around the issue of public art in rural areas, the history of public sculpture parks and private and public commissions, but also on the 1% and residences of artists in rural areas in particular.
Full program: www.ciapiledevassiviere.com
Marianne Lanavère, director of CIAP, and Sébastien Faucon, head of the plastic arts collection at Cnap, director of the departmental museum of contemporary art in Rochechouart since April 2017 (associate curator).
The International Center for Art and Landscape (CIAP) is located on the island of Vassivière in New Aquitaine, in the Regional Natural Park of Millevaches.
This center is at the same time a place of production and artistic experimentation, it proposes in particular to the artists an international program of residences. It is also an exhibition venue with a program of three annual exhibitions extended by cultural and educational activities and a collection of "open sky" sculptures accessible all year round, day and night.
THE ARTISTS PRESENTED:
Martin LE CHEVALLIER
Anne DE STERK
Georges Tony STOLL