an exhibition by the Grenoble Museum about nature

FOCUS – The Grenoble Museum takes place in the Maison des habitants Teisseire-Malherbe for a new edition of its Hors les murs project. Nine works on the theme of nature, three drawings, three paintings, two photographs and a sculpture, are to be discovered until June 2, 2022. All accompanied by numerous cultural events.

A volcano in eruption that unfolds pink swirls against the sky, a confrontation bordering on the absurd between a tourist boat and Niagara Falls, raging waves where strange shapes appear or the meticulous representation of grass in a field on a summer day. These are some of the natural works on offer by the Grenoble Museum in the Teisseire-Malherbe residents’ house until 2 June 2022.

Guy Tosatto, director of the Grenoble Museum.  © Florent Mathieu - Place Gre'net

Guy Tosatto, director of the Grenoble Museum. © Florent Mathieu – Place Gre’net

For the sixteenth edition of its format ” Outside the walls “The museum is actually back in a space that it had already invested in when it opened, in 2005.” The paints were about to dry and we arrived to hang the exhibit up remembers Guy Tosatto, director of the museum in Grenoble. Since then, the residents’ center has found its network and its partners to become fully involved in the life of the district.

“Meet the audience who do not come to the museum”

What guarantees the exhibition a popular success? The Grenoble Museum’s team reckons with that. Pierre Bastien, leader of the Hors les murs project, notes that hundreds of ballot papers were cast in the ballot boxes, while residents upstream were invited to give their opinion on which direction the exhibition should take. A success, and perhaps the promise of attracting many visitors.

One of the works presented as part of the exhibition Au coeur de la nature, Jörg Sasse, 2613, 2004. © Adagp, Paris 2022

One of the works presented as part of the exhibition In the heart of nature, Jörg Sasse, 2613, 2004. © Adagp, Paris 2022

That’s the whole point, Guy Tosatto recalls: ” Reaching out to audiences who do not come to the museum for all sorts of reasons. And make them understand that there are works, an opportunity to get away from everyday life to lead to the imagination “. The director insists: the works presented are all originals. To better enable encounter works in real life, with their substance, their body and their material “.

However, there is no doubt that the Grenoble Museum needs to replace a more general policy to increase awareness of artistic creation. ” It is a work that should be shared between the Ministry of Education and Culture “says Guy Tosatto. Not without regretting that attempts in this direction have failed in the past. Do not mention it” bridge this growing gap between classical culture and the new generations “, he worries.

Portrait of a “wild, rebellious, untamed” nature

Exhibition title? In the heart of natureto better follow in the footsteps of Grenoble European Green Capital 2022. With a choice made, after consultation with the inhabitants, about nature “ wild, rebellious, untamed, powerful “, Describes Pierre Bastien. A total of nine works are proposed: three pictorial works, three drawings, two photographs and a sculpture. With a certain balance between figurative and more “abstract” works.

Marie-Laure Poquay and Pierre Bastien, who are responsible for the Hors les murs project at the Grenoble Museum.  © Florent Mathieu - Place Gre'net

Marie-Laure Poquay and Pierre Bastien, who are responsible for the Hors les murs project at the Grenoble Museum. © Florent Mathieu – Place Gre’net

As always because of its Outside the Walls, the museum offers works of contemporary art. Here, the offerings range from 1961 to 2004. First, for practical reasons: older works, which are more fragile, are less transportable. But also, emphasizes Pierre Bastin, for ” allow people who may not be used to visiting museums to see the diversity of contemporary creation “.

In the heart of nature is still accompanied by many appointments, whether it be a song workshop, theater performances or even a concert by the artist Dïa. Not to mention numerous events held elsewhere, most notably the Teisseire-Malherbe Library and the Ouagadougou Park. A program to be found in the museum’s diary and brochure dedicated to the exhibition.

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