Événement : Un été au Havre 2019

Direction Le Havre (76) to miss nothing of the cultural program "archi" of the third edition of A summer in Le Havre, event where expose a score of works for a hunt for works between sea and land that does not miss no salt.

(Re) discover Le Havre in the eye of the architects, this is the promise made by the festival A summer in Le Havre which inaugurates here its third edition. This summer event, launched in 2017 last year for the 500 years of the port city, invites ten artists to complete the collection of works installed in urban space during its first edition.

Among these are the two arches of high colored containers erected by Vincent Gaviner. But also UP # 3, creating concrete duo Lang / Baumann enthroned on the beach, feet in the sand.


The slogans of this year? Humor and creativity. Jean Blaise - artistic director of this annual meeting - gave free rein to the imagination of his new recruits with the aim of awakening the heart of this seaside city. And for good reason, Le Havre, architecture and design, it's a story that lasts for almost 70 years. The so-called "ocean door" was completely redesigned at the dawn of the 1950 years by the architect Auguste Perret, following the bombing of the Second World War.

"Le Havre is a city of architects we love to discover with the respect due to the great creators. Nevertheless, we can not help but provoke her to get her out of her stillness. Jean Blaise, artistic director of A summer in Le Havre.

Thus, in addition to the docks, there is the ephemeral city of forgotten Cité, designed by the French Olivier Grossetête, while the Narrow House of the sculptor Erwin Wurm is installed on avenue Foch. A narrow-sized may-sound 1 30 meter wide on 18 meters long that piques the pas-sants' curiosity.

Not far from there, a sound installation punctuates the course of this exhibition in the open sky. The Scottish Susan Philipsz invites residents to be lulled by the call of the sea in the church of St. Joseph. And in the Suspended Gardens, nature takes back its rights with the organic work of the Brazilian Henrique Oliveira, Sisyphus Casemate, who comes to invade one of its galleries in the form of a giant root.

A myriad of artistic events more original than others to discover until September 22.

For more information, visit the website A SUMMER AT THE HAVRE

Photographs: Philippe Breard / City of Le Havre; Colombe Clier

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