Les Baux-de-Provence is participating for the first time in the Arts Ephémères – Itinérance. In this site where each stone has a history, contemporary creation also “carves” its place.
Produced during a residency at Atelier Ni in Marseille, Luciana Lamothe’s sculpture responds to her recent explorations of the practice of industrial sculpture as a discourse historically erected by male artists. Her intention is to reformulate the notion of sculpture as it relates to preconceived notions of gender, as the artistic concept of hard structures has historically been linked to the male gender, and the concept of softness to a symbolic understanding of the female universe.
This work will be presented in the room of the Hôtel de la Tour de Brau, a building carved in part directly into the rock. Built at the end of the 14th century, it is one of the oldest buildings in the village of Les Baux, and is classified as a historical monument. This former hotel of Glandevès, became the property of the powerful family of the Tour de Brau by donation from King René. Luciana Lamothe’s work will resonate with medieval sculptures from Les Baux and a Gallo-Roman dolium.
Participate in the opening of the exhibition « Le poids du monde » byLuciana Lamothe.
Curator : Isabelle Bourgeois et Martine Robin.