Between poetry and fantasy, nature and literature, the Domain of Chaumont-sur-Loire’s 2023 Art Season will carry you off into a bewitching, dreamlike world.
Fifteen artists are set to share this new celebration of nature. Fifteen individuals each of whose pieces captures their work’s unique character. Inspired by mineral, vegetable, animal and anthropomorphic forms, drawings, paintings, sculptures and installations compose an innovative itinerary through such exhibition areas as the Historic Grounds, which is very much in the spotlight this year.
First of all, Alechinsky’s major new exhibition in the Château’s Uppers Galleries leads us into the fascinating world of the artist's work on paper.
Stefan Râmniceanu also celebrates the world of books, with sculptural works set in the Lower Gallery, the Entrance Hall and the Billiard Room.
The eminent Korean artist Lee Ufan has hung a mysterious “Infinite Thread” in the depths of the King’s Tower, while Pascal Convert has set pristine, magnificently phantasmal candelabras on the table in Princesse de Broglie’s Dining Room.
Grégoire Scalabre’s enchanting virtuoso ceramics occupy two extensive areas in the Domain’s Stables, while the Irish artist Claire Morgan’s delicate white wings cast their spell over the Bee Barn.
But it’s not all white, there’s also plenty of colour, with Fabrice Hyber’s forests and their fantastical subsoils in the Agnès Varda Courtyard’s Galleries. The colourful vertiginous suspensions by the German painter Bernard Schultze, to whom we pay tribute in the Château, the Belgian artist Yves Zurstrassen’s unrestrainedly plant-inspired paintings and Sophie Blanc’s delicate, gold-powdered grasses in the Donkey Stables round out this promenade between dream, nature and poetry.
While Vladimir Zbynovsky has set his stone and glass works in the Farmyard’s footbath, a series of new hieratic figures by Christian Lapie and enigmatic sculptures from the hand of Denis Monfleur have made their way into the Historic Grounds, and a “Membrane” created in situ by Lionel Sabatté stands alongside a grove of trees.
Back at the Domain once again, Bob Verschueren has created an intriguing “Family of Acrobats”, set to be added to this new edition’s installations.
A fairytale atmosphere, an air of mystery and poetic fiction, awaits you at Chaumont-sur-Loire’s new Art Season.