City Red, Forest Red
For the first time this summer, Château La Dominique, based in Saint Emilion, is host to a contemporary art exhibition. The exhibition is open to all and is situated in the domain’s vat house, designed by Jean Nouvel. An ephemeral display structure, 42,5 metres long and 3,10 metre high, is set especially for the occasion. The exhibition’s theme is the colour red found in nature as well as in cities. The very fact of this dual presence questions the classic “nature vs. culture” clash through thirty pieces or thereabouts, displaying the variety of contemporary artistic media: photography, installations, sculpture, drawing, lithography, painting. The exhibition is made possible by important loans from CAPC (Bordeaux’ contemporary art museum) as well as FRAC Limousin (regional contemporary art collection) and the Artothèque (a modern artwork library) in Pessac, which allow a wide audience to discover eighteen international artists.
Guillaume De SardesCurator of the exhibition
The curator is Guillaume de Sardes, writer, art historian and specialist in contemporary photography. He has already collaborated with a large number of artistic and museum institutions in France and abroad: MUCEM, FRAC PACA, la Friche la Belle de Mai, Villa Méditerranée, Harvard University, the HEAD of Geneva, the Centre d'Art Contemporain de Genève, the Museum of Modern Art of Paris, the European House of Photography, the Beaux-Arts of Paris, the Beirut Exhibition Center, the French Institute of Lebanon, the French Institute of Marrakech, etc