À l’entrée du parc Saint-Benoît, le CAIRN centre d’art © François-Xavier Emery

CAIRN centre d’art

À l’entrée du parc Saint-Benoît, le CAIRN centre d’art © François-Xavier Emery
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  • À l’entrée du parc Saint-Benoît, le CAIRN centre d’art © François-Xavier Emery

    À l’entrée du parc Saint-Benoît, le CAIRN centre d’art © François-Xavier Emery

  • Georges Autard, Mystik Esthetik Kommando - 2018 © Georges Autard

    Georges Autard, Mystik Esthetik Kommando - 2018 © Georges Autard

  • Mariateresa Sartori, Monde, Dis-moi tout, 2018 © François-Xavier Emery

    Mariateresa Sartori, Monde, Dis-moi tout, 2018 © François-Xavier Emery

  • Mark Dion,  Ichthyosaurus, 2003

    Mark Dion, Ichthyosaurus, 2003

  • Lara Almarcegui, Béton, 2019,© François-Xavier Emery

    Lara Almarcegui, Béton, 2019,© François-Xavier Emery

  • Nicolas Rubinstein, Quand j’aurai du vent dans mon crâne, 2015

    Nicolas Rubinstein, Quand j’aurai du vent dans mon crâne, 2015

  • herman de vries, Traces - Gorges de Trévans, 2004-2006

    herman de vries, Traces - Gorges de Trévans, 2004-2006

  • Andy Goldsworthy, Sentinelle d’Authon, 2000 © Alain Sauvan

    Andy Goldsworthy, Sentinelle d’Authon, 2000 © Alain Sauvan

  • Andy Goldsworthy, Refuge d’Art - La Forest, 2008-2009 © Oscar Molina

    Andy Goldsworthy, Refuge d’Art - La Forest, 2008-2009 © Oscar Molina

  • Richard Nonas, Col; the second day, montagne du Cousson, 2018© Anne Perier

    Richard Nonas, Col; the second day, montagne du Cousson, 2018© Anne Perier

  • Richard Nonas, Edge stones, Vière et les moyennes montagnes, 2010 2011, bivouac près de l'oeuvre avec la classe préparatoire de l’école d’art idbl intercommunale Digne-les-Bains

    Richard Nonas, Edge stones, Vière et les moyennes montagnes, 2010 2011, bivouac près de l'oeuvre avec la classe préparatoire de l’école d’art idbl intercommunale Digne-les-Bains

CAIRN, Informal Art Centre on Nature Research, focuses on developing an artistic point of view on Haute Provence territory through the works of various artists including Mark Dion, Delphine Gigoux-Martin, herman de vries, Andy Goldsworthy, Richard Nonas.

Born in 2000 from the collaboration between the Gassendi Museum and the Haute Provence Geopark, the CAIRN Art Centre has two main aims : on the one hand to offer site -specific exhibitions produced by artists in residence ; on the other to develop a permanent collection of contemporary art on over 200 000 hectares of land, financed by the public sector or european programs. The artworks in nature as well as those displayed in the exhibition room become an invita- tion to walk and wander in the mountains.

Conceived in relation to the contexte, the works invite visitors to discover the natural environment, the history and heritage of the places, and to meet local communities.

With a multidisciplinary approach connecting art, nature and specific features of the area, CAIRN is a creative laboratory, which produces and disseminates contemporary art in the rural area.

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