While visiting La Drôme we’ve seen two exhibitions in Montélimar.
L’A(i)R D’EN RIRE
Le CRAC (Centre d’Art Contemporain) in the Chateau des Adhémar in Montélimar presents until 31 december 2016 an exhibition with 6 contemporary artists who uses humor and (self)-mockery as a means to express themselves. The venue is beautiful and the art presented is also worth the trip, especially the work of Ghyslain Bertholon and Pierrick Sorin.
Ben: je suis ce que je suis or in Dutch ‘ik BEN wie ik BEN’
In the Musée d’art contemporain Saint Martin in Montelimar we visited the exhibition of the renowned French artist Benjamin Vautier better know as BEN, one of the founders of Fluxus. The exhibition gives an overview of his works through the time. The works looks at times dated but remain very powerful. The last part of the expo, made ‘in situ’ shows a tired BEN who reflects on the fact that he – although he always was an anti-system artist –has been completely absorbed by the same system he despised. A cruel fait indeed!