Art in the pyramids in the Strong Country! A renaissance for the pyramidal barns of the Pays Fort: Contemporary artists are working to bring new life to these exceptional rural architectures, typical of this micro-region
For centuries, pyramidal barns have been built against the farms of the Strong Country. Their mysterious presence dominates the hamlets of this micro-region, and they now appear as an emblematic heritage of this territory with the marked identity of Berry, located between the Sologne and the Sancerre.
In summer 2019, Allons Voir! offers contemporary artists the opportunity to engage in a dialogue with these remarkable rural architectures that reveal the life of the Pays Fort so that visitors can rediscover them in a new light.
The circuit includes the following barns:
Joliveau (barn dating back to 1505), in the town of Assigny
Les Chenuets, in the commune of Jars
Le Moulin Riche, in the commune of Concressault
Vailly-sur-Sauldre, barn restored by the municipality
as well as the silos of Badineau, in the commune of Barlieu
Allons Voir! benefits from the collaboration of the Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Art (ENSA) de Bourges.
The curator of the event is Sandrine Moreau (director of the Centre d’Art La TTTerrasse de Nanterre).
The artists who will participate in this event are: Florence Chevallier, Christophe Cuzin, Olivier Leroi, Hervé Rousseau and three artists from ENSA Bourges: Julie Forestier, Lucile Lacape and Louise Melon.