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MAY 1 TO OCTOBER 2, 2021

Living the place: CHARLES LE HYARIC

With the support of Conseil départemental d’Indre-et-Loire

Gathered together by Anne-Laure Chamboissier, artistic curator, about ten artists were invited to live in places* in Touraine from spring to autumn 2021 following a creative residency. The theme "Living in the place" takes on its full meaning at a time when everyone is reviewing their lifestyles and the spaces that surround them. The artists renterrogate what constitutes these places, whether through the prism of their history, their architecture or their function. These works draw a new and sensitive cartography of the territory through their singular view of these places.

Peulven is a ceramic sculpture created in 2014 for the "Printemps de parole" festival at the Rentilly Cultural Park. It is displayed at Valmer Castle, in the vegetable garden, in another configuration. Evoking the shape of a menhir ("Peulvent", literally "stone stake" in Breton), the sculpture, standing vertically, inhabits the space like a spectrum that strates at the horizon. The piece is entirely covered with a ceramic skin composed of multiple fragments in organic, undulating forms. The work appears to be alive. The symbolism of the menhir refers to the memory of a time, a place, a finished period, while directly interacting with the landscape. The figure of the sculptures seems both familiar and strange, a creature straight out of an imaginary world that has left the traces of a message that the viewer must rewrite.

*Castle of Azay Le Rideau, Chartreuse du Liget- Chemillé-sur-Indrois, Castle of Montrésor, Collegiale of Bueil-en-Touraine, Castle of Gizeux, Castle of Valmer-Chançay, Castle of Champchevrier - Cléré Les Pins, Priory of St Cosme- House of Ronsard- La Riche, Museum of Balzac- Castle of Saché, La Deviniere- House of

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Charles Le Hyaric