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Renato Nicolodi shows in situ work in Art Trail in the Languedoc-Roussillon-Midi-Pyrénées

18.06.2016 - 18.09.2016/General, Gallery
Renato Nicolodi shows in situ work in Art Trail in the Languedoc-Roussillon-Midi-Pyrénées
Retable II, 2016, Birch multiplex, 180 x 100 x 400 cm © David Huguenin
IN SITU – 11 lieux patrimoniaux 11 artistes contemporains is a Summer event in the region of the Languedoc-Roussillon-Midi-Pyrénées and is supported by the association Le Passe Muraille. Following the success of previous editions, this edition will take place at 11 different locations, all listed historical buildings. Under the curatorship of Marie-Caroline Allaire-Matte this art trail will form a dialogue between heritage architecture and contemporary art. As the title of this summer exhibition reveals, most of the exhibited works are in-situ and made on the occasion and in function of every historical site.

For IN SITU 2016, Renato Nicolodi shows an in-situ work inside the Abbey of Gellone in Saint-Guilhem-le-Désert. Retable II is a large, monumental and symmetic sculpture made of wood, clearly inspired by the history and architecture of the abbey. L’Abbaye de Gellone is a Benedictine abbey founded in 804 by an Aquitanian aristocrat from the Carolingian Empire, Guillaume de Gellone (742-812), also called Guilhèm en langue d'oc. Since 1998 this French abbey is classified as an historical monument, and is included in the World Heritage list of UNESCO, as part of the Camino de Santiago de Compostela.

More information about the 11 participating artists and 11 locations can be found here.
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