05 December 2020 • 03 January 2021
From when it was founded, the Espace de l'Art Concret has endeavoured to promote accessibility to art for everyone and for all sectors of society (schoolchildren, leisure time visitors, the disabled, socially marginalized and early years).
Each year a project is organized with a chosen section of the general public which then takes over the Château’s gallery.
So in 2017, a secondary school class was given the role of curating the exhibition “Rue du départ” (Street of Departure). In 2019, this experiment was repeated with “ExpoLab” on the theme of accessibility in many different forms and in particular with people with disabilities.
In 2020, the exhibition “Chant Social” focuses on publicly recognizing socially marginalized groups, unaccustomed to visiting cultural venues. This project is an invitation to artists, institutions and "relais", to work and be creative together so as to build pathways that democratise access to art.
By its determination to place the individual at the centre and share common values of respect, tolerance and equality through art, “Chant Social” calls for the general public to be united and included around the theme of identity and cooperation.
Throughout the year many events - workshops, visits, workshop sessions and public discussions - will be organised and reproduced in the exhibition.
"Knowing is not about proving or explaining – it’s about accessing the vision" ("Connaître ce n’est pas démontrer, ni expliquer. C’est accéder à la vision”)
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince (Le Petit Prince), 1943.