Art Ludique finds a new home in Gare Saint-Lazare after a four-year hiatus. Founder Jean-Jacques Launier is a long time supporter of the creative arts in online games, cartoons and animations, which involve many disciplines such as music, drawing, sculpture and writing. Launier says these creators are the ‘Leonardo da Vinci of today’.
The Royal Abbey of Fontevraud, near Chinon, is the recipient of the important private collection of Martine and Léon Cligman and for the occasion it built a brand-new modern art museum. Over 900 works from the 19th and 20th centuries include paintings by Toulouse-Lautrec, Corot, Degas, Delacroix and Soutine, and sculptures by Rodin and Germaine Richier.
The work of German artist Hito Steyerl takes the form of immersive video and multimedia installations. Combining satire and critical essay, she questions the power of new technologies over the viewer.
Hosted at outdoor locations around the charming village of La Gacilly in Morbihan (Brittany), this photo festival made its debut in 2003 and has become a must for photo fans with a keen interest in nature and the planet’s future.
The big one: the whole town goes photo-crazy with major expos of classic and contemporary photography in public spaces and galleries. All this plus the chance to explore one of France’s most beautiful cities.