From 9 to 22 March, 2022
With this series, Abril questions what it means to be a woman within a society that ignores the menstrual calendar. The chapter explores myths and its cultural origins, alongside contemporary data and its consequences.
Displaying both the research and the visual metaphors, the installation weaves a greater comprehension around the politics of pain and the repercussions of miseducation and silence.
From May 24 to July 24, 2022
Curated by Emmanuelle Walter.
Désidération explores the porosity of artistic, scientific and philosophical practices and proposes another mythology of space, through the thought of a humanity in search of new alliances with its original cosmos. Playing on the confusion of its etymology, which oscillates between regret for the loss of the stars and desire for their return, Désidération designates both a proposal for diagnosis and remediation of the contemporary disaster. Read more
From June 8 to August 22, 2022
Dedicated to the Portuguese artists Pedro Costa, Rui Chafes and Paulo Nozolino, this collective exhibition is presented as a renewed dialogue between cinema, sculpture and photography.
Articulated around the installation As filhas do Fogo by Pedro Costa and Rui Chafes, and the film Minino macho, Minino fêmea by Pedro Costa accompanied by a series of photographs by Paulo Nozolino, the exhibition is thought as a mental and immersive journey. Invited to wander through a voluntarily labyrinthine space plunged into darkness, the public experiences a complex collective work conceived at the crossroads of the plastic interrogations of these three artists engaged, over the years, in a fruitful collaboration. Read more
From November 26, 2021 to May 22, 2022
Between 2001 and 2010, as part of his research into the landscape and the French countryside, Thibaut Cuisset photographed the Loire and its immediate surroundings on numerous occasions, particularly in the Centre-Val de Loire region, in response to several commissions: in 2001, at the initiative of the Images au Centre festival, in 2002, focusing on the territory of Amilly (Loiret), and then, in 2004, in the Pays de la Loire region, with the support of the city of Saumur (Maine-et-Loire). This series continued in 2010 with La Loire de la source à l’estuaire, the result of work carried out in the Haute-Loire following the award of the Académie des Beaux-arts in 2009 and a commission linked to the opening of the Maison de Loire at Mont Gerbier de Jonc. On this occasion Thibaut Cuisset realized a series of photographs taken at regular intervals along the river.
For the first time, all of these series will be gathered in the exhibition, allowing a deeper understanding of this work on the landscape realized over a decade. “For me, it is not a question of travel in the romantic sense, of autobiographical journeys, or of a state of mind, but of a method that allows me to work on what can be called motives”, explained Thibaut Cuisset in 2004. A work with the photographic camera and in colors, putting at distance temptation of the picturesque and dramatic effect, trying to put a neutral and calmed glance on the things and, according to the own words of the author, “to find a way of looking at the world by creating the images which I believe the most right possible”. Read more