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From 19th may to 19th september 2021

Living the place : NATALIA JAIME-CORTEZ

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

Natalia Jaime Cortez’s performance 20th june & 19th september 2021

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.

Natalia Jaime-Cortez convenes an open and expanded space-time for her exhibition Les portants touring the whole of the Priory Saint- Cosme, Ronsard’s residence. Through the presence of works on paper and a set of videos, she invites visitors to circulate and inhabits the places using colour. Colour is deposited there like a piece of cloth that would have been left there, witnessing some daily gestures in the imposing stone architecture. A suspended colour, which stretches out, unfolds, which opens spaces like windows. The supports support while the rest is flowing; the rivers, the light, the time. Natalia Jaime-Cortez takes us to the banks of the Mekong Delta or the Euphrates River, capturing in extremis the melancholy and singular autumn light on the stones of the Priory. Passage, gestures and memory are, as often, at the heart of her proposals and find echo in this place rich in multiple history.
As part of this exhibition, the artist is presenting a performance conceived for the site on 19 June.

*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 Rabelais- Seuilly, Domaine de Candé-Monts, Eco Museum of the Véron.

Natalia Jaime-Cortez