Discover the new exhibition of contemporary art in the art gallery of Château Malromé. Decorum highlights wild or domesticated animals, made from plant and synthetic materials giving the illusion of being in foam. Questioning the eternal dialogue between Man, animals and Nature, the works of Eric Chantier echo the desire of Château Malromé to anchor itself in a responsible approach that respects the living.
The works of Prune Nourry (born in Paris in 1985) alerted us to the deficit of women in Asia, especially in China and India, where the use of new technologies – primarily ultrasound to determine the sex of the fetus – is diverted for the purpose of gender selection. In the Gallery of the Castle, a path was created through a heap of chalk blocks, evoking the drawings of Lautrec and allowing to slide from work to work, from the Holy Daughters and Terracotta Daughters to the molds of the Process series.
Alternating drawing, painting and the sign, Pierre Chaveau (born in 1944) summoned, trying to make them visible, images that were just waiting to manifest themselves, prisoners of this “Black Azure” celebrated by Arthur Rimbaud in which the two painters continue their conversation in the illustrious company of Vermeer, Hopper, Vinci, Velasquez, Bonnard and a few others.
Angélique de Chabot (born in 1988) has finally released her creatures. His works have given life to a strange bestiary populated with chimeras. Crustaceans, beasts with feathers and silky coats have hybridized like so many precious monsters, totems, magic talismans. It was about an animist mystic, an immortal metaphysics, the persistence of the sacred and the way it is still embodied in our lives. His works are inhabited by ancient spirits, “gods to worship or blaspheme”.
Tadashi Kawamata (born in 1953) has deployed a new installation in situ in the art gallery. Between sculpture and architecture, his work made of wood seem fragile at first, but they reveal a science both instinctive and learned of architectural laws. Always carried out in reaction to a specific place, they allow us to envisage it differently, generate other points of view in the mode of a personal poetry, inviting those who travel through them to daydream and contemplation.
Jérémy Demester (born in 1988) has invested in the refined volumes of the Château in order to offer his experimental practice. Oil painting, bronze, abstraction or figuration have been revealed as potential tools that give shape to the light of a landscape, biographical events, a spirituality tinged with esotericism. His art draws from art history – notably ancient statuary – and sometimes diverts imagery from Epinal, in order to question what, in an image, is likely to ensure its survival over the centuries.
Nobuyoshi Araki (né en 1940) et Daido Moriyama (né en 1938) portent sur l’humanité un regard à la fois tendre et empreint d’obscurité. Ils saisissent le flux de la vie dans toutes ses dimensions, à la fois vitalistes et mortifères, pour établir un constat en forme de memento mori. Cette exposition inaugurale s’est ainsi attaché à mettre au jour d’intimes coïncidences, pour offrir aux visiteurs un point de vue double sur le monde d’aujourd’hui, et en particulier sur le Japon contemporain. Son parcours a naturellement glissé d’un thème à l’autre, à la manière d’une charade, de la ville à la jeunesse qui la peuple, de la danse aux femmes, des fleurs à la mort.