What are the close links between science and art?  The answer to Aurillac Stables

What are the close links between science and art? The answer to Aurillac Stables

Since 2006, every two years (except during the pandemic), the Auvergne Regional Fund for Contemporary Art (FRAC) and the Aurillac Museums have held a joint exhibition. This year's theme deals with science and art. When science influences art unless it is the other way around…

Small glass bottles. Handwritten labels. “Poison” is written in red ink with a feather on it. In a small cabinet of curiosities, objects used by photographers are grouped together. From another time. From the end of the nineteenth century, which witnessed the birth of photography. “All of these pieces come from the Bari collection,” explains Sophie Caldayro-Sisaboer, deputy director of the Aurillac Museums. Léger Barry settled in Aurillac in 1880, at 39 rue de la Gare. His son Emile and grandson Pierre will also be photographers.

The works we present come from the FRAC and Aurillac Museums. Each time, with each outdoor exhibition, we work to connect the works and the place

But what is photography? If not chemistry first. Sciences. Artists will use them to propose new forms of art. Today, according to the official classification, photography belongs to the third art like painting or drawing.

“It was our starting point, this link between science and art,” emphasizes the curator of this unique exhibition proposed in Ecurie, Laure Fourlay, who is also interim co-director of FRAC Auvergne, and in particular responsible for the programming of FRAC Extramural.

The rich collection of photographs from the Aurillac Museums thus responds to contemporary works from FRAC. About fifty works of art are displayed in the two stable halls. Which draws a sometimes striking resemblance between the lava bombs found buried in the Kantal Lands and the luminous lines of Dov Alloush, or the images of the Northern Lights by Marina Jadonics.

The ancient forests of Auvergne are on display at Ecuries

And this strange photo of a “flying saucer” abandoned in the snow. Photo taken by Geert Goeres after extensive research while hiking in the Finnish White Desert. This “Futuro” house was built by architect Matti Soronen at the end of the 1960s. “It is a capsule house whose design draws its source from scientific and fantasy images of interstellar travel…” explains Laure Forlay.

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practical. The exhibition runs from Tuesday to Saturday from 2pm to 6pm until Saturday 21st September. free entry. The morning period is designated for groups and schools (reservation number

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