For the past three years, the Naïa Museum in Rochefort-en-Terre (56) and the Court Métrange Festival have been working side by side to offer an immersive journey into fantastic and visionary art. The 6th edition of Parcours Métrange invites you to get better acquainted with four contemporary artists who are out to burrow, breach and revolutionize the festival’s theme for 2018, Italian Vertigo, broken down into the categories of Fantastic, Horror and Italian-style Alternative Cinema.
The Transalpine Fantastic film industry took root in the 1960s and continued up into the 1980s (and much later), embarking horror, societal upheaval and the purely commercial boom and boon embodying this racy exploitation film genre referred to affectionately as “bis” to levels never before imagined.
The exhibit is the occasion wherein an alternative, imaginary and fantastic form of creation coalesces with contemporary artwork, be it the bronze gods of sculptor Michel Levy, the otherworldly portraits of photographer Stefan Gesell, the gothic comic color palette of illustrator Olivier Ledroit or the metal- and light-embedded sculptures of “Kinetic Mecaniks” maven Patrice “Pit” Hubert. The paintings, sculptures and photographs by these demiurgic “outlaws” will converge both inside the Maison International de Rennes (MIR) gallery and outside in its courtyard. Altering our vision of reality, A Yellow Dream lets us plunge into a heteromorphic mix of mind-blowing microcosms and better grasp the greater questions shaping Italian film genre such as the body, politics, femininity and love in a way that knows no detour dotted with fascination and freakishness. An odd mix? Very much indeed, but one in which we strongly urge you to indulge excessively.
Parcours Métrange – 2018 exhibits – Special thanks to our sponsors: Jean-François Robic, Alain Dewailly, Cécile and Vincent Cardon, Marc Di Felice, Karl Nouail, Katia Lutzkanoff, Isabelle Hiault and Catherine Rohellec.
7 quai Chateaubriand 35000 Rennes
HORAIRES D’OUVERTURE :Du mardi 9 au vendredi 12 octobre :