28.03.2024 Meudon #art

New Installations at Hangar Y’s Sculpture Park

The new Parisian cultural hotspot, Hangar Y, is a place for exploration devoted to artists and open to all audiences. Exhaustive yet accessible, its artistic programme bridges art, science and nature. Its unique location on the edge of the Meudon forest combined with its fascinating history, closely tied to aeronautics, has aroused interest and curiosity.

The new pieces at the park bring together Art and Nature, Interaction and Enchantment, thus making the place flourish through the artists’ lens. The public is welcome to interact with the works, to listen, observe, play, and participate in this playful programme, designed to awaken our senses. 

The exhibition features over 25 sculptures by contemporary artists of all nationalities, both established and emerging, including Barthélémy Toguo, Jeremy Deller, Christian Boltanki, Joana Vasconcelos, Ugo Rondinone, Johan Creten Carlos Cruz Diez, Marta Pan, and Sarah Lucas.

The open-air art walk is a unique and interactive experience, where visitors can interact with the artworks populating this “enchanted forest”. Wanderers can take a halt on their walk and sit on the Spaghetti bench (Double Talk, Pablo Reinoso), enter a cabinet of curiosities nestled in the undergrowth (The Dark Museum, Mark Dion), or a fairytale-sized teapot (Pavillon de thé, Joana Vasconselos).

Artworks embellish the different spaces of this historic park, from the Chalais Basin (L’invisible, Julien Berthier; Lentilles flottantes, Marta Pan) to the 17th-century Grande Perspective (Alphabet Sociopolitique, Jacques Villeglé; Chromosaturation pour une allée publique, Carlos Cruz Diez).

They also constitute a fantastic environment: a gigantic chameleon-toboggan (Ask the Animals and They Will Teach You, Jeremy Deller), an eagle with outstretched wings (Pliny’s Sorrow, Johan Creten), or disturbing carrier pigeons (Die Taubenpost, Adel Abdessemed). During the opening day, we had the pleasure of meeting Frédéric Jousset, Pablo Reinoso, Jean-Michel Crovesi, Lorenzo Fiaschi, Esra Joo, Blanche de Lestrange, Henrique Oliveira and Denis Larghero.

Photos: Michael Huard

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