Beyond the walls

Lille Grand Palais

La forêt magique
Palais des Beaux-Arts de Lille

May 13 to september 19, 2022 Du 13.05 au 19.09.2022
Over the centuries, trees and forests have been alternately revered and feared, protected and hated, considered as a resource that can be depleted and recently as a complex ecosystem, like that of the entire planet. The forest has inhabited our imagination since time immemorial. Among women and men, artists have taken a singular look at the tree and the forest, sensing their importance in the balance of the living world.
How have artists represented the forest? What virtues, what powers, what attention have they given it? This exhibition offers a strong experience and an immersion in the heart of the imaginary world of forests, based on a tightly packed collection of works (paintings, installations, film extracts).

An exhibition that is both aesthetic and militant, eco-designed and that will reveal the early ecological intuition of the artists.

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6e édition thématique de lille3000

From May 14 to October 2, 2022
The 6th thematic edition of Lille3000, will be held in the European Metropolis of Lille, the Eurometropolis and the Hauts-de-France Region. This new program intends to immerse the public in a future marked by a new relationship with life and nature. As in previous editions, Utopia will involve residents in their daily lives through large-scale projects throughout the metropolis..

An exhibition both aesthetic and militant, eco-designed and which will reveal the precocious ecological intuition of the artists "the Moss people" who will be visible then on Faidherbe street in Lille during the whole Utopia theme!

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Les Vivants. Fondation Cartier pour l'art contemporain
Le Tripostal

From may 14 to October 10, 2022
For more than twenty years, the Fondation Cartier for contemporary art has been developing a program that explores the major ecological issues of the day. Over the years, its collection has been enriched by numerous works that invite us to take a fresh look at the beauty and vulnerability of the living world. Bringing together nearly 250 works, mainly from this collection, the exhibition The Living invites us to take our imagination beyond anthropocentrism in order to reinvent, with empathy and humility, a new terrestrial cohabitation with plants and animals.

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Les Rêves Aquariums de François Andes

From February 26 to April 14, 2022
Les rêves aquariums is a retrospective exhibition of works created between 2010 and 2021, and new works created specifically for Labanque. Like a river whose tributaries flow into every room from the second floor to the basement and the vault, "Dreams Aquariums" is a journey that takes visitors through the lands and myths of the world. You enter a world where the passage of the river and the forest has defined different territories, populated with stories and creatures half animal and half plant. Inspired by many legends, François Andes mixes and matches them, creating his personal mythology.

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Harmonie des sphères
Musée Matisse Le Cateau-Cambrésis

From March 19 to November 6, 2022
Auguste Herbin, Geneviève Claisse and Jean Dewasne, geometric abstract artists from the North of France and keen on exact sciences, of whom the Musée Départemental Matisse has an important collection, have used the circle as a recurring element of composition. The work of these artists resonates with the photographs taken by French astronaut Thomas Pesquet during his time on the International Space Station (ISS). When he shows us the Earth from space, we are struck by the extreme beauty of our planet. In the same way, when he photographs his environment, the absence of gravity gives his Habitacle a feeling of sphere or circle. This exhibition brings together these two visions: that of the artist who is inspired by science and that of the scientist who translates his fascination with space through photography. The one and the other are in dialogue and complement each other.

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Fabrice Hyber

From May 14 to July 16, 2022
Fabrice Hyber is first and foremost a playful experimenter! When he is not in his Parisian studio, in Pantin, it is in Mareuil-sur-Lay that he draws, models, prunes, surveying his vegetal domain in rubber boots and a firecracker green down jacket. The organic world, plants and trees have always fascinated this son of farmers, attached to his roots. An unclassifiable artist, he often conceives his paintings as a sort of "storyboard" where he pastes notes, sketches, annotations and drawings. I don't define myself as an ecological artist, but rather as an eco-responsible artist," says Fabrice Hyber. Twenty years after being awarded the Golden Lion at the Venice Biennale, ''the surveyor of hypotheses'' was elected in 2018 to the Academy of Fine Arts.

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La couleur de l'eau de Nicolas Floch
FRAC Grand Large

From April 2 to September 9, 2022
The Frac Grand Large presents Nicolas Floc'h's first exhibition devoted to his research The Color of Water. As a photographer of underwater landscapes, he tries to "make the invisible visible" - capturing the color of water in the Bay of the Somme, but also in the oceans, seas, and along rivers - and thus help to study threatened ecosystems. "The immersive pictorial dimension of the marine environment, its apparent abstraction, makes it a complex space for exploring color, light and the living that compose it.

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