Taizo Kuroda

Taizo Kuroda
Installation view at Château La Coste
Courtesy of the artist and Château La Coste

Taizo Kuroda

Taizo Kuroda
Installation view at Château La Coste
Courtesy of the artist and Château La Coste

Philippe Pastor

Philippe Pastor
Les Arbres Brûlés
permanent installation at Château des Marres, Golfe de Saint-Tropez
Photo © Christine Cadoni.

Philippe Pastor

Philippe Pastor
Les Arbres Brûlés
permanent installation at Château des Marres, Golfe de Saint-Tropez
Photo © Christine Cadoni.

Tomás Saraceno

Tomás Saraceno
Air-Port-City / Cloud Cities 4 Modules
2010
Metal
installation view at the Domaine du Muy in 2015
© Tomás Saraceno
Photo by JC Lett
Courtesy Domaine du Muy.

Francisco Sobrino

Francisco Sobrino
Transformation Instable
1963-1971
600 x 180 x 180 cm.
© Francisco Sobrino
Photo by JC Lett
Courtesy of Domaine du Muy.

Michel van der Aa 
Eight (still) 
Courtesy of the artist and Château La Coste.

Michel van der Aa
Eight (still)
Courtesy of the artist and Château La Coste.

Michel van der Aa

Michel van der Aa
Eight (still)
Courtesy of the artist and Château La Coste.

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Whitewaller Riviera: What to See at Chateau de Marres, Chateau La Coste, and Domaine du Muy

If you happen to be spending your summer on the French Riviera, Whitewaller recommends paying a visit to these installations and exhibitions, on view at Chateau de Marres., Chateau La Coste., and Domaine du Muy.

Philippe Pastor Philippe Pastor
Les Arbres Brûlés
permanent installation at Château des Marres, Golfe de Saint-Tropez
Photo © Christine Cadoni.

Philippe Pastor: The Burned Trees Project
Chateau de Marres
Now—2020
On view for the summer season at Chateau des Marres is a fresh iteration of Philippe Pastor’s The Burned Trees, featuring a suite of 15 sculptures. In 2003, the artist began the series, which he made from the scorched woods of Massif des Maures as a reaction to the forest fires in the South of France. In the following years, Pastor has continued the project as a testament to his commitment to the planet, partnering with the United Nations and other organizations, displaying his sculptures worldwide, and moving on to create Monaco’s Art & Environment Association.

Michel van der Aa Michel van der Aa
Eight (still)
Courtesy of the artist and Château La Coste.

Chateau La Coste
Taizo Kuroda
Now—August 13
Ceramicist Taizo Kuroda’s first solo exhibition in France—on view at Chateau La Coste’s Renzo Piano pavilion—features a Japanese-style presentation of Kuroda’s milky white, minimalistic creations displayed in an environment made to allow viewers to meditate on the work. Kuroda has developed his own signature technique (using traditions of Japan, as well as Chinese and Korean prototypes) that brings to light the artist’s delicate touch and maximum control of his medium.

Michel van der Aa: Eight
Now—July 31
Also at Chateau La Coste, the establishment has partnered with Festival d’Aix and the double A Foundation to present Eight. A mixed reality project by composer Michel van der Aa with the help of songwriter Kate Miller-Heidke, Eight fuses virtual reality, visual art, and musical theatre to tell the story of a woman’s life in reverse, through four components—the installation, and an accompanying website, app, and music album. Beginning in a dark room where an elderly woman guides viewers back in time, Eight immerses the audience in snippets of her life, moving back through time until she reaches age 8 (which also happens to be the shape of the installation itself).

Tomás Saraceno Tomás Saraceno
Air-Port-City / Cloud Cities 4 Modules
2010
Metal
installation view at the Domaine du Muy in 2015
© Tomás Saraceno
Photo by JC Lett
Courtesy Domaine du Muy.

New Sculpture
Domaine du Muy
Now-December
Enjoy a leisurely afternoon on the grounds of Domaine du Muy’s outdoor sculpture park viewing the collection’s 2019 exhibition, featuring works by artists like Claudia Comte, Sol LeWitt, and Atelier Van Lieshout, as well as Danh Vo, Asad Raza, and Mark Dion—whose works are new to the 2019 presentation. Located between Monaco, Marseille, and Aix-en-Provence, Domaine du Muy includes the sculpture park and a restructured Provençal-style house-turned-gallery (designed by India Mahdavi), founded by Jean-Gabriel Mitterand and his son, Edward Mitterand.

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