Summer exhibitions at the Domaine de Kerguéhennec: Marc Didou, Françoise Réau and La Folie Argentée – Arts in the City

Domain of Kerguehennec
From June 26 to November 6, 2022

Whether you are a lover of old know-how or a fan of contemporary art, you should undoubtedly find what you are looking for at the Domaine de Kerguéhennec! The castle is hosting a rich program this summer with three exhibitions on various themes. On the one hand, the Breton Versailles orchestrates an unprecedented dive into the art of civil silversmithing in the 18th century with its Silver Folie by exhibiting luxury objects representative of the artistic tastes and fashions of the time. Exceptional pieces of silverware, rarely shown to the public, which redefine tableware for the time of a royal exhibition. On the other hand, the Breton institution – partially converted into a contemporary art center since the end of the 1980s – once again consecrates the current contemporary scene by hosting two breathtaking white cards concocted respectively by the multidisciplinary artist François Réau and the sculptor Marc Didou. The first transforms the Chapel of the Trinity with his hybrid creations combining his virtuoso practice of drawing with that of his large installations, while the second casts his sharp gaze on the courtyard of the castle, the sheepfold and its stables. The two artists here play with our perceptions, creating large-scale, complex works before our eyes. Physical and mental landscapes exploring the links between dream and reality, between man and nature, in a sumptuous place steeped in history. This is how François Réau takes us on a sensory plastic device questioning our relationship to space-time thanks to the poetry of Rainer Maria Rilke when Marc Didou conceives, in reaction to the notion of virtual reality, a delirious work full of poetic hallucinations and optical illusions emblematic of his universe. Two complementary contemporary visions which, without ever overlapping, offer a suspended moment in one of the most beautiful estates in France.

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The domain of Kerguehennec
Many times compared to the Palace of Versailles, the magnificent Domaine de Kerguéhennec has nothing to envy to the golden palace of the kings of France. The castle bordered by a vast landscaped park owes its fame to its refined architecture and its elegant exteriors. Since the mid-1980s, this marvelous place has taken a turn, housing an open-air sculpture garden that is among the largest in Europe. In this privileged setting, we thus cross paths with daring contemporary creations imagined by Richard Long, Giuseppe Penone and Dan Graham.

From June 26 to November 6, 2022
56500 Bignan – Free admission

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Summer exhibitions at the Domaine de Kerguéhennec: Marc Didou, Françoise Réau and La Folie Argentée – Arts in the City

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