Exhibitions

Current exhibition
Past exhibitions 

Current exhibition 

YVES KLEIN, ELEMENTS AND COLOURS
Current Exhibition – 25th June 2020 until 25th April 2021
 

Until 25th April 2021, La Laiterie of the Domaine des Etangs plunges you at the heart of the work of Yves Klein. Curated by Daniel Moquay and Phillipe Siauve, the exhibition “Yves Klein, Elements and Colours” invites you to discover this timeless artist. Beyond his world-renowned “IKB” Blue, Klein has produced a body of work that crosses the boundaries of conceptual art, corporal art and happening, signalling a radical turning point for modern art. With his Fire Paintings and his Coloured Fire Paintings, his Cosmogonies, his Monochromes, his Anthropometries, his Immaterial works and his Air Architecture, this exhibition showcases significant and essential pieces from his work which are directly connected to nature and the elements.

Echoing the philosophy of the Domaine, the exhibition invites visitors to reconnect with Nature whose creative power the artist strove to express throughout his career, while capturing the invisible links that join the components of the universe. Curators: Daniel Moquay, president of the Yves Klein Archives, and Philippe Siauve

After all, my aim is to extract and obtain the trace of the immediate from all natural objects, whatever their origin – [and] the circumstances

Yves Klein

La Laiterie

Open daily from 2pm to 6pm 
Price: 3€

90-minute guided tour of the Yves Klein exhibition and of the Art Trail of the Domaine.
Schedule: Wednesday at 2.30pm, Saturday and Sunday at 3.30pm. 
Price: 8€ (free for under-16s)

In line with the current government restrictions, La Laiterie is closed until further notice.
In the meantime, you can follow the artistic news of the Domaine on Instagram: lalaiterie_art

Past exhibitions

La Lumière des Mondes (The Light of the Worlds)
2019
Poussières d'Étoiles (Stardust)
2018
Tribu/s du Monde (Tribes of the World)
2017

La Lumière des Mondes, 2019

The exhibition “La Lumière des Mondes” (The Light of the Worlds) embodied and celebrated the connection between beings, beyond mere lineage. Nature begets Creation, Light helps reveal it.
Without light, the earth would be shrouded in darkness. Prophecy, fairy tales, mythology, whether folkloric or religious, and stories mentioning the Sun, the torch that gave Life to Earth, are legendary. Light is essential for artists. Many attempt to capture, embody and enhance Light, but it is also and primarily a symbol. It guides us and enshrouds us.

Comprising thirty or so works by around twenty international artists from all backgrounds, this second group exhibition revealed another aspect of the Dragonfly Collection. In La Laiterie of the Domaine des Etangs, the 450 square-meter loft was free of picture rails. The pieces interacted with each other. As they entered, the visitors could view all the works and gradually discover their own affinities. La Laiterie is set in a Park where Nature prevails. We wished for the visits to unfold as if at the heart of Nature: sometimes contemplative, sometimes inspiring, blending thoughts and emotions.
A soundtrack by Mathieu Lamboley inspired by water was broadcast and invited visitors to seamlessly wander from a painting to a sculpture, from a drawing to a statuette. They each composed their own score and, above all, took the time to do so at their own pace.

Under the creative guidance of Garance Primat.
Curators: Hervé Mikaeloff and Ingrid Pux.

Poussières d'Étoiles, 2018

For Poussières d’étoiles (Stardust), its inaugural exhibition that ran from 26th May to 15th December 2018, La Laiterie explored celestial paths, a wander between the Earth and the stars through twenty-one international artists. This exhibition, built around the Dragonfly Collection set up by Garance Primat, was a cosmic journey inspired by Hubert Reeves. In this region rich in meteorite falls, the works collected remind us that all individuals carry the universe within them and that the first source of creation is Life.

Under the creative guidance of Garance Primat.
Curator: Hervé Mikaeloff.

Tribu/s du Monde, 2017

From September to December 2017, the Domaine des Etangs® hosted at La Laiterie the photographic installation TRIBU/S DU MONDE by Anne de Vandière, after a remarkable exhibition at Musée de l’Homme in Paris, from October 2016 to January 2017.

In perfect harmony with the philosophy of the Domaine des Etangs®, TRIBU/S DU MONDE proposed to highlight the incredible vitality of peoples, groups possessing extraordinary know-how and carrying a cultural diversity essential to maintaining the vital balance and the wealth of humanity.

This exhibition created a link with these “sentinels of the Earth”, who are the precious and fragile witnesses of our past, present and future equilibrium.

Under the creative guidance of Garance Primat.