Artist residency 2021
At the Château de Môh.
You will have access to the Castles Terrasse with a breathtaking view on the Loire River. Come discover the Street Art Parc with family and friends.
The key qualities of the project are freedom, simplicity and pedagogy. Through a route around the property, you will be able to discover the differing techniques of urban art, and explore its relationship with nature. Ideally, this will reveal all the imagination that the landscape contains.
“Duchamp was above all a free spirit who wanted to break the rules. We want to encourage visitors to question the notion of art and art object, but also to assess the artistic heritage of Marcel Duchamp. Because like him, what we “love about art is, above all, the artists”! —
Monique Pignet, founder and owner
The comedian Eric Judor has agreed to be the sponsor of the 2021 edition of the Parc dedicated to Marcel Duchamp.
Marcel Duchamp was a major artist of the twentieth century from Normandy. He spent a large part of his career in the United States, where he obtained American nationality in 1955. Very young, he abandoned canvases and brushes to orient himself towards other artistic forms. Claiming no artistic movement, breaking the codes, he was the inspiration for Pop Art and the DADA movement.
He is the inventor of the “READY MADE” wherein every day objects are promoted to the status of art by the simple act of the artist choosing. His most famous example of this being a urinal refused at the Salon des Indépendants in New York and ultimately became the most controversial art piece of the twentieth century. Each of Duchamp’s works leads to a reflection on the notion of what an art piece is, leaving one to conclude that one cannot actually define art. For Duchamp, art is primarily fun, chance and distraction.
“Duchamp was above all a free spirit who wanted to break the rules. We want to encourage visitors to question the notion of art and art object, but also to assess the artistic heritage of Marcel Duchamp. Because like him, what we “love about art is, above all, the artists”! — Monique Pignet, founder and owner
In order to honor the artistic heritage of Marcel Duchamp, the Château de Môh invited 9 artists in residence for a week, from May 10 to 17, 2021 to create a work in tribute to him.
Book your tickets to discover the Candes-Saint-Martin contemporary art museum for the summer 2021
Visits every day from July 1st to August 31st 2021
From 10am to 7pm
Street Art is poised to become the most popular art form today. In the space of a few days, a few nights, Street Art artists brang their personal energy into a place. They adapted immediately to a site and to ephemeral nature. This is precisely what the owners of Château de Môh understood when they entrusted Fabrice Claval, former director of exhibitions at the Palais de Tokyo in Paris, with the artistic development of the park. Together they invited more than 20 artists to come and settle in residence at the Château de Môh and by offering them supports scattered over the 5 hectares of the Château’s park. A month later 40 art pieces were produced!
Since its inauguration in 2019, the Street Art Parc has hosted the works of nearly 35 artists:
Alan – Bault – Docteur Bergman – Regis Bour – Julien Bur – Diane Delaroque – Drea – Drope – Espion – Furious Five – Jacques Halbert – Latigro – Moha – Mosko – Nassyo – Nuage 40 – Martin Peronard – Pimax – Popay – Popof – – Alan Reuiller – Clement Schoëvaërt – Sitou – Skio – Stay Reo – Supo Caos – Team – Tetar – Fabienne Teyssier Monnot – Urm – Alexandra Vagnini – Vag M – Vico & Ben
For more information about the artists and their works, visit the artists page.
Located in Candes-Saint-Martin, Loire Valley, this new ephemeral place devoted to urban art offers the juxtaposition of contemporary art and plants. A successful marriage of art, nature, heritage and contemporary creation.