Chaumont – sur – Loire opens a digital gallery of contemporary art

The small town of Loir-et-Cher inaugurates in its famous 15th century castle a digital space of 300 m2 dedicated to contemporary art. The first work presented is that of the Italian artist Quayola.

The Center for Arts and Nature in Chaumont-sur-Loire, in Loir-et-Cher, inaugurated a permanent digital gallery of contemporary art on Saturday February 5, a few weeks before the opening of the 30th edition of the International Festival gardens, April 21. The 300 m2 space, closed since the departure of Princess de Broglie in 1938, takes place in a wing of the castle overlooking the Loire.

The first work presented is that of the Italian artist Quayola, a creation commissioned by the Centre-Val de Loire region, at the origin of the restoration work on the premises, estimated at nearly three million euros.

The gallery, plunged into darkness, hosts a 60 m2 canvas-screen, on which is projected the work of Quayola, inspired by the history of painting from Monet to Van Gogh. The images were obtained using software that breaks down and analyzes botanical compositions. “Chaumont makes the link between the past, the present and the future, with digital art, the art of the 21st century. The work is no longer a finished object dedicated to contemplation but a creation in the making, of which the artist leaves part of the paternity to the visitor.“, explains Chantal Colleu-Dumond, the director of the domain.

The opening of the digital gallery marks the first episode of the 15th Art Season, which will be held from April 2 to October 30 around 15 contemporary artists. The International Garden Festival will celebrate its 30th anniversary this year, from April 21 to November 6, on the theme of “ideal garden».
«Our relationship with nature and plants has changed considerably over the past few decades, especially during this very dark period.“, emphasizes Chantal Colleu-Dumond. Thirty artists from all over the world will address these questions through thirty different original gardens.

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