From 1. July to 31. August 2020, the International Centre for Art and Landscape is open with extended hours!
The exhibition TIME FORMULA and the bookshop are open every day: 11 am – 1 pm and 2 pm – 7 pm.
You could also discover outdoor art works in the Sculptures Wood on Vassivière Island or Vassivière Utopia, an off track architectural and landscape trail around the Lake (free access and free of charge) !
Currently we ask you to follow some instructions:
– max. 10 people at once in the exhibition,
– max. 4 people at once on the bookshop,
– hand washing with hydro-alcoholic gel at the entrance and upstairs,
– mask wearing inside,
– minimum safety distance of 1 metre,
– an alternate circulation in the exhibition.
Have a good tour!
Vassivière island only seems to be a natural site. in 1952 the creation of a hydroelectric dam turned what was originally a hill into an island. it is now a place whose distinctive history makes it a remarkable imaginative and creative stimulus.
To round off the collection of sculptures that had been on the island since the 1980s, architects Aldo Rossi and Xavier Fabre created an art centre there in 1991. Since then many nationally and internationally known artists have shown their work at the Centre, whose scope was further extended in 2012 with the opening of an annexe to the Castle that now welcome resident artists (Berger & Berger and Building/Building architects). Since 2017 the Art Centre has been an active partner of the Fondation de France “New patrons Action” sponsorship artists.