Loire Valley: Contemporary Art

Contemporary Art - Chaumont sur Loire
Atelier Vecteur - Nantes
Press release

Construction of the “Aerial Screw” – 2019
Construction and exhibition of an “Aerial Screw” flying machine, precursor to the helicopter, as designed by Leonardo da Vinci. Gigantic in size – 5.5 meters (18 feet) in diameter, 3.5 meters (11.5 feet) tall and weighing 400kg (880 pounds) – and looking fully “Renaissance” thanks to the materials used, the machine can rise to a height of about 7 meters (23 feet) once spinning, using motors and onboard electronics. The product of academic and scientific cooperation between Polytech Orléans and the University of Florence’s School of Engineering. The first exhibition venue in February is Saint-Pierre-le-Puellier church in Orléans.
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FRAC Orléans
Life After Architecture: Superstudio – March to August 2019
Exhibition of the greatest works by the Superstudio architecture group, based on five themes.
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Regional Domain of Chaumont-sur-Loire
New art space – from Spring 2019
Creation of a new space for the Arts and Nature Center in the east wing of the chateau. Installation of a “digital gallery” dedicated to exhibitions, information dissemination and experimenting with new art tools.
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Fondation du Doute in Blois
Fluxshow 2019 – March to November 2019
A group of young French and Italian artists who, in the spirit of the Fluxus movement (which believed artistic process was more important than finished product), aim to create a wheeled machine from one ton of scrap technology pieces. The finished work will be exhibited in the courtyard of the Fondation.
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Château of Le Rivau
Contemporary tribute to the Renaissance – April to November 2019
Exhibition of contemporary artists influenced by Leonardo da Vinci and the Renaissance, such as Fabien Merelle, an artist based in Tours and active on the international scene.
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CCC OD in Tours
Exhibition by Alicja Kwade – February to September 2019
First major French exhibition by the Polish artist Alicja Kwade. A new work has been specially produced for the nave of the CCC OD about questioning appearances and time.
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Vanessa TRENEY
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