Centre d’Art Contemporain de Châteauvert


The artistic project of the centre d'art contemporain de Châteauvert cannot be dissociated from its institutional structure, from its place, from its history and its establishment.

Located at the North of the Agglomération Provence Verte, black metal cube overlooking a sunny meadow bordered by the Argens river, the art center is naturally oriented, of this preserved natural setting, around life-related issues. Its programming is induced by a reflection, mixing at the same time the aesthetic questions, societal, environmental or economic issues, thus decompartmentalizing disciplines and approaches.

The annual rhythm of two exhibitions per year, of a summer festival and regular artist residencies allows projects to develop over time while being accompanied by meetings, Lectures and exchanges throughout the year.

The centre d'art contemporain de Châteauvert belongs to the cultural institutions of the’Agglomération Provence Verte.

NETWORKS

On the national territory, the contemporary art center of Châteauvert is a member of the networkARTS EN RESIDENCE.

At the regional level, the contemporary art center of Châteauvert is a member of the network PLEIN SUD.

On the county territory, the contemporary art center of Châteauvert is a member of the network RAVE and DESTINATION WHERE.

Châteauvert Contemporary Art Center
Nicolas Daubanes Camouflage (Sabotage) 2020 Photo credit Faustine Reibaud-Nicoli

Calendar

PARADE – Exhibition of PIERRE ARDOUVIN

The Provence Verte Agglomeration and the Châteauvert contemporary art center are pleased to offer a new exhibition entitled PARADE by Pierre Ardouvin.

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“EVERYDAY ARCHEOLOGY” Participatory project with teenagers from Provence Verte in connection with the order of “THE HOUSE OF THE BRIDGE” by THOMAS MAILAENDER

"EVERYDAY ARCHEOLOGY" Participatory project with adolescents from Provence Verte in connection with "THE HOUSE OF THE BRIDGE" by THOMAS MAILAENDER

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3€
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Thursday mornings of contemporary art – Workshops for 6/12 years old – Atelier photo-sensible [cyanotype]

Come and discover the cyanotype: a technique using the sun's rays to photograph plants, and creates a sensitive herbarium.

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4€
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Portrait-Maton – Come and have your portrait drawn by the painter and illustrator Aliénor de Cellès

Come and have your portrait drawn by the painter and illustrator Aliénor de Cellès

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free
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Narrated walk at night “The little Horseshoe Bat who no longer wants to be a Bat”

Through his imagination, the storyteller Gilles EL BAZ creates a gateway to the world of bats in duo with Lucas Margris de Natura 2000

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Thursday mornings of contemporary art – Workshops for 6/12 years old – Single print workshop [monotype]

On the program of this workshop: a pick in the sculpture garden and the creation of a totally unique work of art, using the monotype printing technique without engraving.

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4€
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1st Sunday of the month – Visit to the PARADE exhibition by PIERRE ARDOUVIN

Every 1st Sunday of the month, the art center's mediation team invites visitors to discover the current exhibition by presenting their entry ticket.

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3€
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Musical stroll through the sculpture garden

Musical stroll by the La Foule collective through the sculpture garden

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free
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Thursday mornings of contemporary art – Workshops for 6/12 years old – Tataki Zomé Atelier

Discover the Tataki zomé technique, an ancestral Japanese art which consists of printing fabric by hammering freshly picked plants (ensemble)? in the sculpture garden.

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4€
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The workshop for experimenting – Cyanotype

The second Sunday of the month, the art center mediation team offers an artistic practice workshop

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8€
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Exhibitions

The annual rhythm of two exhibitions per year allows the projects to develop over time while being complemented by meetings, Lectures and exchanges throughout the year.

2024

Pierre ARDOUVIN, Parade, of 28 June to December 1 2024

The titles of Pierre Ardouvin’s exhibitions, carefully and mischievously chosen by the artist, among which “It's all about decor”, “Marcel”, “Ghost Head Soup”, “Prove that you exist”, or “Purple Rain”, easily suggest that “PARADE”, title of the exhibition at the Châteauvert Art Center and a work produced for the occasion, if it refers to the world of the circus and especially to the eponymous film by Jacques Tati, is also a way of suggesting avoidance, the answer, diversion in the face of an unforeseen event or attack.

HOW BETTER, Eve PIETRUSCHI, Javiera TEJERINA-RISSO, Regain, of 3 February to 16 Youri Cayron's creative documentary focuses on working-class memory and the history of the Tanneries de Barjols and mixes archive images and images 2024

Regain is an exhibition created from meetings with three of the many artists who have been in residence at the Châteauvert contemporary art center since 2019,
How Better, Eve Pietruschi and Javiera Tejerina-Risso. It was imagined both in view of the changes that our society is experiencing and in response to the work developed by the three invited artists.

2023

Martine FEIPEL & John BECHAMEIL, Night crossing, of 7 July to 26 November 2023

Martine Feipel and Jean Bechameil are an artist duo based in Brussels, representative of the Luxembourg Pavilion at the Venice Biennale in 2011. Inhabited by a great sensitivity to the theatricality of the world and its beauties, combining their many skills – drawing, sculpture, engineering, staging, décor (including several films by Lars von Trier) – Feipel and Bechameil produce a work that is as formally accomplished as it is strongly committed. They offer food for thought for a better future.

Simon de la PORTE, Prism of memory, of 7 July to 26 November 2023

Prism of memory, it's memory, the distortion and slightly naive cheerful drawings of a world of moments without smartphones …

2022

Lena DURR, Wild Habitats, from July 1 to 30 october 2022 – as part of the Grand Arles Express

Léna Durr is interested in the norms and margins of society that she stages in a photographic work that is always tender and a little nostalgic.. The work and the daily life of the artist are one since she herself lives in a mobile home, in Cuers in the Var, in the middle of objects collected since his adolescence. Habitats sauvage is both a work in line with his research and the fruit of his work over several months in residence in 2020-21 at the art center in partnership with theESADPTM.

Nicolas Boulard, The art center’s mediation team invites visitors to discover one last time the, of 4 February to 19 Youri Cayron's creative documentary focuses on working-class memory and the history of the Tanneries de Barjols and mixes archive images and images 2022 – in partnership with MUCEM

Nicolas Boulard creates sculptures and installations by assembling references from Minimal art and conceptual art with organic materials from, for the most part, food productions. His works disturb, with lots of spirit, the aseptic aesthetic of American minimalism by drawing inspiration from the structured forms of cheese, wine or bread. His work is characterized by the appropriation of materials from fermentation to produce an atypical and unique work : fermentation is the passage from one state to another where the action of micro-organisms such as yeast irreversibly modifies the original nature of a material.

2021

Pierre BELOÜIN, Deep in the wood, of 19 May to 28 November

Pierre Beloüin graduated from the École nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris in 1999. He is a founding member of the Glassbox gallery (1997) and creator of the label and collaborative platform Optical Sound (1997). Hybrid and iconoclastic artist, artistic director and one-man band in his spare time Pierre Beloüin translates – at first sight and as often in his projects – the immediate environment literally. We are talking here about that of the Châteauvert Contemporary Art Center : a sort of French Twin Peaks loaded with strange and telluric forces... Guests : Ludovic Chemarin©, Cocktail Designers, Nurse With Wound, Charles Vourrial, Chicaloyoh, Hifi club, Florie Laroche, Apache Moon

2020

Mathias POISSON, Vast surroundings, of 15 February to 28 Youri Cayron's creative documentary focuses on working-class memory and the history of the Tanneries de Barjols and mixes archive images and images

Mathias Poisson's artistic practice is always linked to the notion of walking with an approach that is both performative and cartographic.. Drifting is his favorite tool of creation, d’observation, connection to the environment. From his sensitive explorations, subjective, fictional, Mathias Poisson makes cards, sheet music, installations presented in art centers and museums in France and abroad, at FRAC PACA and MUCEM in Marseille (2010), at CAK in Kyoto (2017), at VOG in Grenoble (2018), at PHAKT in Rennes 2009), at DEPO Istanbul (2013).

Marinette CUECO, Stones, slates and tracery, of 11 July to 29 November

“Marinette Cueco has developed over the years 1970 a sculptural work whose main materials come from nature, whether plant or mineral. Practicing weaving and tapestry since 1960, Marinette Cueco creates pieces that range from the most monumental sculptures to the most modest assemblages : the first, on site, are thought of provisionally, while the latter, despite their apparent fragility, are not very perishable. His work, far removed from a conquering aesthetic of wild spaces, is part of a culture where the relationship with nature is seen first and foremost as a form of collaboration, in mutual respect.

Sculpture garden

The hands-on, The hands-on

In 2020, the Agglomération Provence Verte initiated a study, in partnership with the municipality of Châteauvert, regarding the landscaping of the sculpture garden with the CAUE Var. This project should lead to a new landscape and art project in 2024.

The stakes of this project are the following:

  • A challenge of living together through educational actions for all, etc.. The aim is to provide visitors with an artistic experience full of well-being
  • An artistic and democratic challenge through regular consultation with residents and partners
  • An economic challenge due to the attractiveness of the project on the scale of the municipal and inter-municipal territory
  • A landscape challenge and a discussion on biodiversity
  • A temporal challenge through a debate on the durability of works placed outdoors

An annual acquisition campaign is also promoted in order to enrich the artistic experience of the walkers. It comes to enrich the already existing collection of the municipality of Châteauvert and the Agglomeration.

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sculpture garden plan

Residencies

Since 2018, the centre d'art contemporain de Châteauvert invites each year one or more artists in residence. Artists establishing links between the diversity of the artistic scene and the public curious to discover contemporary creation. These residences are also an opportunity to support the production of works related to the territory and to offer a new reading..

Being in residence implies modifying and enriching one's points of view, to get lost, to dream, to walk around and meet the people. The team guides the peregrinations of the artists on the territory and invites them to participate in the activities proposed within the art center. Thus, the artists in residence produce a specific work in resonance with the territory of Provence Verte. The duration of each residency varies according to the project, from a few weeks to several months.

The art center is a member of the network Arts en Résidence and thus contributes to a wider consideration of artist residency as an economic and creative resource.


Audiences

Toddlers

Because it is never too early to become aware of contemporary creation, the mediation team offers children under three years old the opportunity to discover the temporary exhibitions or the sculpture garden through a playful tour and a workshop adapted to each age group.

6 children maximum. Only in the morning, 45 minutes maximum.

Only on reservation : cacc@caprovenceverte.fr

Schools and recreation centers

Each new exhibition, new artist residence or new art work in the garden constitutes the support of a different mediation adapted to each public. The mediation team also offers visits and workshops of the sculpture garden.

Only on reservation : cacc@caprovenceverte.fr

Children and family

Families are invited to a free guided tour every first Sunday of the month. This visit is followed by a creative workshop to realize with several hands.

Fee : free by presenting the entry ticket.

On reservation : 07 81 02 04 66 or cacc@caprovenceverte.fr

Visitors with disabilities

The art center's exhibitions are accessible to people in wheelchairs. Folding cane seats are available at the reception desk. The documentation collection located upstairs is not wheelchair-accessible. A parking spot is reserved near the entrance.

Visitors with mental or psychological disabilities

Visits and discovery workshops adapted for each group of children, adults or for families are offered. The mediation team is at the disposal of group leaders to prepare a visit or to develop a particular project.

Only on reservation : cacc@caprovenceverte.fr



Open hours

Off holidays

Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday

From 1st October to 30 April : from 14h to 17h

From 2 May to 30 September : from 14h to 18h

During holidays

From Wednesday to Sunday

From 1st October to 30 April : from 14h to 17h

From 2 May to 30 September : from 14h to 18h

July / August :

From Wednesday to Friday : from 14h to 18h

Saturday and Sunday : 10h - 13h / 14h - 18h


Fee

Full price : 3€

Reduced fee : 1,50€

Family fee 10 people : 1,50€

Free for children under the age of 6 years old, job seekers, RSA beneficiaries, ICOM cardholders, C-E-A cardholders


Access and contact

Centre d'art contemporain de Châteauvert

460 chemin de la Réparade / 83670 Châteauvert

GPS coordinates : 43.506217 / 6.014184999999999

Access: A8, sortie 35, direction Le Val puis Châteauvert

07 81 02 04 66 – cacc@caprovenceverte.fr

    Documentation

    The documentation collection consists of a set of works on the art of the 20th and 21th century. It documents the garden's sculpture collection, past exhibitions, present and future of the art center as well as the artists' residencies.

    It belongs to the network of multimedia libraries of the Agglomération Provence Verte.

    Areas: reading room, a work area and a space for children

    Le Centre d'Art de Châteauvert & you

    The wandering art works

    The centre d'art contemporain de Châteauvert offers to the schools, socio-cultural centers and leisure centers, borrowing works related to its collection or temporary exhibitions. Each of these works will be installed by the art center team in collaboration with the borrower and is accompanied by an educational booklet.

    A loan agreement must be signed.

    Audiences: from 3 to 15 years old

    Privatizing the Art Center

    Located at 20 minutes of the exist 35 Brignoles Le Val de l'autoroute du soleil, between Aix-en-Provence and Nice, the centre d'art contemporain de Châteauvert offers for your private events a surprising and spacious natural setting where nature and contemporary creation dialogue.

    In order to offer your guests a high-quality experience, the mediation team will offer visits and/or tailored workshops. Nearby accomodation offers can complete your stay. Thus can be organized:

    • Conferences
    • Seminars
    • Private receptions
    • Prestigious events
    • Film shoots
    • Fashion photography for magazines and advertisements
    • Product launchings, etc..