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Lines of Flight at the Centre International d’Art et du Paysage, Vassivière Island

July 10–November 6, 2022

Opening: July 9, 5–7pm

The theme of the group show Lines of Flight is mobility across geographical and political boundaries. The pieces on display challenge ideas about native and non-native species, climate change, and voluntary and involuntary migrations by fusing natural and anthropogenic processes. The exhibition suggests a sequence of contacts between plants, animals, and people in all our various stages of restlessness, ranging from 19th-century scientific expeditions that aided imperial development to the transnational movement of plants to the passage of migrants through areas.

In Lines of Flight, many trips through actual and abstract landscapes are shown. Both the English word “flight” and its French equivalent, “fuite,” which means to leak or overflow, are used to describe movement, trajectory, and escape in this context. In this approach, the exhibition adheres to Deleuze and Guattari’s definition of the term: an unrestrained energy that emerges from a specific circumstance or predetermined set of processes to create novel possibilities. A line of flight can therefore be viewed as a transformational process or a way to establish new connections. The artworks in the exhibition hint at the potential for migration to be a rupture, to cross or transcend borders, but also at the potential for adaptability and resiliency, which can lead to the opening of fresh avenues for thought, deed, and creativity.

Michel Blazy (France), Mohamed Bourouissa (France), Zac Langdon-Pole (New Zealand), Richard Long (UK), Isa Melsheimer (Germany), Nadia Myre (Canada), Mathieu Pernot (France), Clément Villiers (France), Lois Weinberger (Austria)

The exhibition is curated by Alexandra McIntosh, director, CIAPV.

Lois Weinberger’s work is presented with the support of the Austrian Cultural Forum. Richard Long’s work, collection of the Musée d’art contemporain de la Haute-Vienne – Château de Rochechouart, is also featured in the context of the inaugural Parcours Arts, Nature & Patrimoine.

About the Centre International d’Art et du Paysage

The Centre International d’Art et du Paysage on Vassivière Island (CIAPV), which is exceptional in the French artistic landscape, is renowned for its stunning architecture created by Aldo Rossi and Xavier Fabre, its open-air permanent collection, and its schedule of exhibitions, residencies, and events examining contemporary art and landscape. The CIAPV, which is located on the Plateau de Millevaches in the Limousin area, is deeply anchored in its rural environment while establishing connections on a national and international scale.

Centre International d’Art et du Paysage, Vassivière Island
87120 Beaumont-du-Lac

T +33 5 55 69 27 27
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