Second stage of my Bordeaux trip : the CAPC. The contemporary museum of Bordeaux is located in the Entrepôt Lainé building (1824), in the Chartrons area (on the wharves). I really wanted to see the exhibition of Shimabuku (picture 2), “On the water” (till May 6, 2012). There is a lot of humour in the work of this Japanese artist (so rare in the contemporary art… more often supa boring!). Then I discovered some pearls of the master Christian Boltanski (picture below). And the icing on the cake : a mural painting of Keith Harring from 1985 (pictures 3 and 4) hidden by an industrial lift! I stop by the Café Andrée Putman, a cosy roof-top terrace. The famous interior designer, Andrée Putman contributed to the layout of the interior of the museum. So if you enjoy history (this massive building used to be the colonial foods warehouse), architecture (redevelopment by Denis Valode and Jean Pistre, between 1979 and 1990), interor design and of course, contemporary art : you must go to the CAPC! Defenitely ! Getting outside, I went to the Hôtel Seeko’o (that means in inuit “igloo”), famous for its facade in cioran (last picture), designed in 2007 by the French King Kong architecture studio. But I did not like the interior. Ready for the next stop?
Infos : The CAPC, Contemporary Art Museum of Bordeaux, www.rosab.net, www.capc-bordeaux.fr
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Following my previous post of the 11th Biennale de Lyon at La Sucrière, discover now my selection of art works and installations I really like in the Musée d’art contemporain (contemporary art museum). Picture 1 (above): no way to find in my notes the name of the artist, if you know it and the title of this art work, please leave me a comment. Picture 2: Virginia Chihota, Fruit of the Dark Womb, 2011 (a series of drawings). Picture 3: Cildo Meireles, La Bruja I (La sorcière), 1979-1981 (installation with a wooden broom and 3000 km of wool yarn). Picture 4: Alexander Schellow, Storyboard, since 2001. If you are in Lyon, don’t miss tonight, from 6 p.m. to midnight: the Résonance Night at the 11th Biennale de Lyon. An all-night culture celebration with opening, lives and performances in more than thirty places., For the complete program, click HERE!
Picture below : the installation of Jorge Macchi, Marienbad (2011), is inspired by the fabulous movie of Alain Resnais “L’année dernière à Marienbad” and located at l’Usine T.A.S.E. (Vaulx en Velin).
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