LILIAN BOURGEAT SCULPTURE EXHIBITION
by Vivian Holding
Looking for an art exhibition the kids will enjoy too? The new cultural centre of the Haras in Annecy hosts the French artist Lilian Bourgeat’s latest exhibition. Bourgeat’s installation of supersized everyday items aims to amplify reality and change your perception of it – from Wellington boots, a wheelbarrow, a park bench and a light bulb – their change of scale will leave you feeling very small indeed!
Contemporary artist Lilian Bourgeat was born in 1970 in Saint-Claude in the Jura. He studied at the L’école Nationale Supérieure d’Art in Dijon from 1989 to 1994 and continues to live and work there.
Set in the impressive location of the Haras in Annecy, 19 rue Guillaume Fichet, 74000 Annecy. This collection of beautiful buildings were formerly a Dominican Convent dating from 1806, then a stud farm until 1880. Recently re-purposed as a cultural centre by the ville d’Annecy, the exhibition organised by the Jean-Marc Salomon Foundation showcases forty pieces of Bourgeat’s work, spanning nearly 20 years – from his first piece ͚Piggy Bank͛ in 1998 to his latest work ͚Filet͛, produced specially for this year’s exhibition.
The exhibition runs from 10th June to 15th October 2017 from Wednesday to Sunday 2pm-7pm, with a guided tour every day at 4pm. Cost 3 euros per person (children free) with a return visit free of charge.
Set in the shade of the trees, like a little green oasis, pop up tented restaurant Armony Saveurs offers a delicious selection of fresh and tasty meals such as their Buddha Bowls, Salads, Veggie/Non-Veggie Burgers and Tapas/Planchas. Fresh and delicious freshly squeezed juices, as well as local cider, beer, cocktails and wine are also on offer. Open from 10am-10pm Wednesday-Saturday, it’s well worth dropping in for lunch before you visit the exhibition.