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2019 Edition
Exhibits

Le bal des lémures (Ball of the Masked Mammals)

In partnership with the Naïa Museum

EXHIBIT FROM OCTOBER 10-20, 2019
MIR (Maison Internationale de Rennes )
7 quai Chateaubriand - 35000 Rennes

Entrée libre
Maison Internationale de Rennes (MIR)
+33 (0)2 99 78 22 66

 

Le Bal des lémures (Ball of the Masked Mammals). The title alone leaves room for interpretation, pairing wicked with whim, and lays the groundwork for an exhibit that promises to be nothing less. Mystic and spirited, this new edition of Parcours Métrange (Métrange Eye-tinerary) – Exhibits invites you to follow in the footsteps of these small specters from Ancient Mythology all the while keeping time with the festival’s theme, Ghosts: Aghast at the past and the Unseen-ema.

The Naïa Museum and the Court Métrange Festival have chosen to pair up again, welcoming you on board its phantom vessel whose exhibit-long voyage vows to meander across the eerie artscapes of Dark Fantasy and the Fantastic. Awaiting you, as your guides, are five contemporary artists whose work lifts the veil on what makes these spooks so shuddersome and the tell-tale folklore bred from an ancient and collective imaginary with symbols galore.
 

Parcours Métrange 2019


The metal- and light-embedded sculptures of Patrice “Pit” Hubert sit alongside the phantasmagoric photographs of Gilles Courat, the poetic pieces of Yannick Germain, the subterranean sculptures of Yoann Penard, and the scintillating paintings of Yoann Lossel. The Maison Internationale de Rennes (MIR) gallery and its courtyard are the perfect breeding ground for all creatures great and small, including cursed lemurs and other spirits, shadows and revenants. All will be just tickled to death to embark you on a breathtaking journey into one of the leading themes in film and Fantastic Art.
 

Exhibiting artists:
Yoann Penard, Yannick Germain, Gilles Courat, Patrice Pit Hubert, Yoann Lossel
 

OPENING NIGHT

Thursday, October 10, starting at 7:00 pm

Thursday, October 10, at 5:30 pm
Discussion on Fantastic Art
A Familiar Concern by Jean-François Robic
With exhibiting artists


OPENING HOURS :
During the week: 2:00 pm to 7:00 pm
On weekends: 12:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Guided tours, no reservation needed, on weekends: 4:00 pm
Nocturnal visits: Friday, October 11, Tuesday, October 15, Wednesday, October 16, Thursday, October 17, and Saturday, October 19: until 10:00 pm

Parcours Métrange 2019
Parcours Métrange 2019

 

Parcours Métrange 2019
Parcours Métrange 2019

 

Étrangement Breizh
(Brit ‘N Eeek!)

Guided tour
Saturday and Sunday, October 12 and 13, at 2:30 pm
In Breton: Tuesday, October 15, at 5:30 pm
 

Musée de Bretagne
10 cours des Alliés 35000 Rennes
Full ticket price, 6 € / Reduced ticket price, 4 €
free for those under 18 years old, Sortir cardholders, and welfare beneficiaries

In partnership with the Musée de Bretagne
 

This year, the Musée de Bretagne is joining forces with Court Métrange to propose Étrangement Breizh (Brit ‘N Eeek!), a guided tour like no other and yet strangely familiar.
Cast a new look on the permanent collection at the Musée de Bretagne with the help of outlandish, offbeat, and just plain off-the-wall objects, as well as one of the festival’s picks in Fantastic shorts from 2015. In line with Court Métrange’s theme, Ghosts: Aghast at the past and the Unseen-ema, cross over in the company of Ankou to the other side boasting a plethora of burial grounds, legends and ritualistic objects that have populated Brittany since the Neolithic period.
 

+ Screening of Alain Fournier’s short film, Sale gueule
16 min. 39 • 2014 • Quebec
 

Parcours Métrange 2019

Exhibit
I believe, I don’t believe

From October 9-20, from 11:00 am to 11:00 pm
Gaumont Theater Complex

Esplanade C. de Gaulle 35000 Rennes
Free admission

In partnership with the Musée de Bretagne
 

Whether playing lotto on a Friday the 13th or walking under a ladder, what importance do we attribute in our society to what Cartesian minds refer to as the irrational and a force emerging from another culture that defies the dominant scientific norm?

Good things and bad things are a part of our everyday the moment we enter this world. Luck and bad lots are merely portals through which we observe what appear to be the imperceptible acts of opposing forces, whose strings are supposedly pulled by pundits of the puzzling in the form of psychics, seers, sorcerers, and the like. This mobile exhibit will be visible for the first time during the 2019 Court Métrange Festival. Its design was inspired from a temporary exhibit at the Musée de Bretagne that ran from October 20, 2017, to April 1st, 2018.
 

Parcours Métrange 2019