En quête d’un présent composé, l’architecture patrimoniale comme lieu d’exposition. Déplacements des pratiques artistiques

Cyrielle LÉVÊQUE

KEYWORDS : heritage, exhibition, art, institution, public

ABSTRACT : Works of art, especially contemporary art, are now often exhibited in historic buildings and monuments, that are the symbols of an architectural and cultural heritage. In relation with current artistic practices, this paper presents the evolution of a museum system that allies or competes with the architectural heritage for which it however serves as a mediation device and a “place for remembrance.” I will base my approach on an analysis of the Porte des allemands, an entrance gate to a 13th century fortified city and of the Trinitaires Church in Metz, which have both become exhibition venues. By studying the human, material and spatial resources of these venues to understand their social and political issues, I will try to analyse, through my own artistic work, the main challenges that arise when trying to organise an art exhibition that is in coherence with the historical site it takes place in.

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En quête d’un présent composé, l’architecture patrimoniale comme lieu d’exposition. Déplacements des pratiques artistiques

Cyrielle LÉVÊQUE

Centre de recherche sur les médiations
Université de Lorraine (CREM),
cyrielleleveque[at]live.fr

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