Art in the city 2024
The Art in the City program, in association with all the cultural institutions of the City of Bordeaux, and partner art centers, is a fundamental element of the programming and positioning of BAD+.
Discover the entire program through renowned exhibition venues and institutions, through the streets, quays and parks of the city of Bordeaux.
Amandine Pierné, lives and works in Angoulême.
During her journeys, she captures and recalls intriguing moments, perceiving their peculiar poetry: strict geometries, the interplay of the artificial and natural elements. Amandine Pierrné’s works embody a sensitive and delicate fusion of these crossroads, blending situations and sensations connected to a place, a landscape.
She creates her pieces through simple yet profound combination of natural and human materials, different shapes, colours, images or gestures, each element is meticulously selected based on combined ideas and poetic figures. Amandine Pierné’s works transcend the boundary between memory and fiction, creating a plastic vagabondage where abstraction and detournement converge to provoke contemplation and wonder.
Exhibition from 30th May to 13th July , 2024
Opening: Thursday, May 30, 2pm - 9pm
Address: 47 rue Lombard, Bordeaux
Transport: Tram B, stop at cours du Médoc
CAPC (musée d’art contemporain de Bordeaux)
From March to September 2024, Danish artist Nina Beier is invited to take over the Nave of the CAPC for a mid-career retrospective, retracing nearly two decades of her artistic journey. Titled “Auto,” this exhibition will also be displayed simultaneously at CAPC and Kiasma in Helsinki, Finland. Making Auto the artist’s first solo show in a French institution.
Using marble lions, remote luxury cars, elephant slides and fake Chinese porcelain, Beier’s work collected from object found on online platforms, operates through juxtapositions and appropriations to reveal the mutations and paradoxes of our cultural archetypes. For over 15 years, the artist has been exploring the underlying narratives contained in the everyday consumer objects we produce, acquire, use, and then discard.
Address: 7 rue Ferrère, Bordeaux
Transport: Tram B, stop at CAPC
Château Smith Haut Lafitte
Two guided tours to choose from on Saturday, June 1st at 10 Am :
- Land Art Journey amidst vineyards and forests covering 10 hectares , featuring 30 playful , interactive , and informative stops to awaken your five senses.
- Tour of the monumental sculpture path at the heart of the vineyards and cellars of Chateau Smith Haut Lafitte, showcasing three new particularly spectacular works in addition to the existing 33.
Saturday June 1st at 10AM
Address: Château Smith Haut Lafitte, 33650 Martillac
For this edition of BAD+, Silicone and Agence Sens Commun, are combining their expertise and skills to present an artistic project in the form of guidance and an exhibition collaborating for the first time.
Boram Choi, a young painter, who graduated from EBAX in 2023, is invited to contemplate the presentation of her work and the scenography of an exhibition space, in collaboration with established artist Gregory Cuquel. The two artists have been invited to collaborate as their artistic practices resonate with each other, exploring similar mediums while having embodying different aesthetics.
Exhibition from May 29 to June 16, 2024
Opening: on May 29, joint event with BAM projects
Address: Pôle image de la Ville de Bordeaux, 79 rue Bourbon, Bordeaux
Transport: Tram B, stop at Les Hangars or bus 4, stop at Lewis Brown.
Address: 5 parvis Corto Maltese, Bordeaux.
Transport: Tram C or D: stop at Sainte-Croix or stop at gare Saint-Jean (stops 10 min walk from MÉCA).
Both a precursor and a witness to the transformation that Bordeaux has undergone over the last ten years Seeko’o is much more than a hotel; it’s one of the emblematic buildings of the city. Since 2007, it has been breaking the norms and standing out from Bordeaux’s 18th century architecture with its iconic design, including its white corian facade, making it iconic in the city.
In 2019, convinced of the need to integrate a neighbourhood life and implement an eco-responsible policy, the Seeko’o Culture brand was created. Its objective it to position this iconic place as an architectural landmark but also as a welcoming space for local artists and the Bordeaux public, promoting its local roots.
Seeko’o hosts the exhibition “Fragments” by Nicolas Claris and Romain Claris. For the first time, Nicolas expresses himself in black and white, focusing on fragmented memory, evoking a puzzle that can only remain incomplete. Meanwhile, Romain draws inspiration from the oldest know Greek sculpture of Aphrodite while questioning the ability of artificial intelligence to create true beauty.
Address: 54, quai de Bacalan, 33000 Bordeaux
Transport: Tram B stop at Les Hangars
L’Agence créative – Tinbox
Tinbox is an “artwork” gallery created by Nadia Russell Kissoon. Since 2007, she has designed five tinboxes that materialize in the form of exhibition boxes of various sizes with a display case. These mobile micro-architectures blur the lines between artwork and design object, aiming to bring contemporary art into public spaces, whether streets or dedicated or non-dedicated art spaces. This creates a dynamic interplay.
In this Bad+ upcoming edition, the Tinbox will showcase the exhibition “ Il faut imaginer Sisyphe heureux” by artist Koré Lechat-Ménard and Régis Sénèque.
Address: In front of Hangar 14, Bordeaux
L’Artichaut is a space for exploring new creative and collaborative practices. It experiments, creates, manufactures, innovates and contributes to building the rich essence of the city. The goal is to unite around artistic and culinary cultures, both the public audiences and the decisions-makers, and to give concrete credit to the Nature Culture Project.
This year, to mark the third edition of BAD+, “L’ Artichaut ” hosts an exhibition by artist Julie Gachadoat.
Address: 6 Place Pierre Crétois, Bordeaux.
Transport: Tram B, stop at Achard. Bus 4 and 9, stop at Bassins à flots.
Les Vitrines des essais
Displaying in the streets of Saint Catherine, the digital visual artist Anne Sarah Le Meur, alongside students from Montaigne High School studying art history has installed abstract lenticular prints designed to evoke vibrant, shifting illusions. With their interplay of darkness and radiance, smoothness and texture, primal essence and cosmic allure, these images provoke visual ripples and fluctuations in the observer’s eye.
From the legacy of vision sciences revered by impressionists and pioneers of abstraction and kinetic art, the artist delves into the visual possibilities of computer-generated imagery and the lenticular technique, evoking a profound perceptual response and igniting a dynamic exploration of perspective in the viewer.
Address: 226 rue Sainte-Catherine, Bordeaux
Transport: Tram A stop at Sainte Catherine.
MUSBA (Musée des Beaux-Arts de Bordeaux)
Valérie Belin (b. 1964) is considered one of the most important French photographic artists of her generation (winner of the prestigious Prix Pictet in 2015). She has also been a major artist on the French and international art scene since her debut in 1993. Graduate of ENSBA Bourges and the Sorbonne (philosophy of art), she initially focused on American minimal and conceptual art before quickly turning medium photographic, which became the true subject of her work.
Playing with the codes of image and representation, through photographic series saturated with visual signs in her most recent works, she accompanies the technological changes in photography, from analog to digital, while also drawing from the traditions of interwar interwar avant-gardes.
Her transition to colour, starting in 2004, brings more pictorial dimension and a fully embraced “kitsch” aspect to her photographs. Valérie Belin blurs the lines between real and virtual, nature and artifice, inanimate objects and living beings.
Exhibition from April 24 to October 28
Address: 20 cours d'Albret, Bordeaux.
Transport: Tram A, stop at Palais de Justice or Hôtel de ville.