This event follows the exhibition of Ernest Pignon Ernest's personal collection of prints at the 2018 Biennale, in which three other exhibitions were also presented: "Edouard Vuillard and Ker Xavier Roussel, portraits", "Gloria Friedmann's Greenhouse Effect" and "Jean Fusaro, retrospective". Ernest Pignon Ernest Pignon, who lives in La Ruche, was sensitive to the project of Cuiseaux Pays des Peintres, aimed at bringing art to rural areas. He suggested that the Committee make a selection among the residents of La Ruche and invite them to exhibit their work at Cuiseaux on the occasion of the 5th Biennial. Almost all of the invited artists agreed to participate in the event.
The public will thus be able to discover around one hundred works by 17 artists of very varied sensitivity and techniques, of French and foreign origin: Jean Michel Alberola, Ianna Andréadis, Anna Foka, Michaël Gaumnitz, Isabelle Geoffroy-Dechaume, Myung-Ok Han, Bertrand Henry, Himat, Philippe Lagautrière, Alice Lothon, Ian Olsson, Eric Ménétrier, Jean Michel Meurice, Ernest Pignon Ernest, Nicky Rieti and Michèle Van de Roer, Matthieu Weiler.
The curator of this exhibition is André Siegel, curator and director of exhibitions of many contemporary artists including Ernest Pignon Ernest, Philippe Favier, Anne and Patrick Poirier, Henri Cueco, etc.
The many events that were planned are also being maintained: the contemporary artists' salon, the Art Club Cuiseaux artists' salon, an Art and Spirituality exhibition in the church, street events, concerts and finally the enhancement of Cuiseaux's rich heritage by a wider public (schoolchildren, senior citizens from the EPHAD, Social Centre, group of neighbours, etc.) supervised by the artist in residence, Frédérique Fleury.
For several years now, the Comité Cuiseaux pays des Peintres has been organizing Biennials of the Arts which welcome nearly 8,000 visitors, French and foreign, in the beautiful medieval town of Cuiseaux located on the borders of the Saône et Loire, the Jura and the Ain, 7km from the A39 motorway (Strasbourg-Lyon).
Cuiseaux is the town where Edouard Vuillard was born and where Pierre Puvis de Chavannes and his family lived.
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