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Art Cheval




ARTCHEVAL is the annual meeting of contemporary artistic creation on the theme of the horse for this 29th edition according to its new format since 2020: a collective exhibition resulting from an artistic residency in Saumur.


The Bouvet-Ladubay Contemporary Art Center presents Echappé (es), the collective exhibition which brings together the artists Camille Bellot, Hélène Milakis and Damien Rouxel as part of the artistic residency ARTCHEVAL initiated by the Equestrian Committee of Saumur, and in partnership with the Maison Bouvet-Ladubay and the Royal Abbey of Fontevraud.

The works brought together in the ARTCHEVAL exhibition are the result of a discovery of the horses of Saumur, of the place they occupy in the territory and in the hearts of the passionate men and women who surround them.

Opening time :

Wednesday to Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and from 2:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Closed Monday and Tuesday

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Contact: / + 33 2 41 83 83 83 Press contact: Agathe Richard / / + 33 6 61 47 35 18


Previous exhibitions


Summer 2021 Rrose c’est la life Agnès Thurnauer

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Summer 2020 Christian Bonnefoi "Odradek"

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Alexey Begak - Falco Subbuteo

Summer 2019 Alexey Begak Peintures

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Summer 2018 Aki Kuroda Sidéral Blue

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Été 2017 André Pierre Arnal Trajectoire

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Summer 2016 Figuration 2.0 Julien Spianti Mathieu Boucherit Pascal Vilcollet Niklaus

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Summer 2015 REFLETS 1992 - 2015

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B.Lemercier - Supercordes - Acier peint

Summer 2013 Benoît Lemercier D'un infini à l'autre

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25 ans Centre d’Art Contemporain Bouvet Ladubay

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Other Exhibitions & Programs


Spring 2016 Résidence Ma de Fan

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Vivre d'art Fanny Laugier Tasses diapo

Winter 2014 VIVRE D’ART Charlotte de Maupeou Fanny Laugier Marc Broussard

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The idea behind the creation of the Art Centre

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The idea behind the creation of the Art Centre is to revive the pleasures and the spirit of the Renaissance right in the very heart of the Loire Valley.
Officially opened in 1992 under the patronage of Gonzague St Bris, a French writer and journalist, and with Benoît Lemercier as Artistic Director, there are nine exhibition rooms and a lobby-library, covering almost 800m2 (8,600 sq. ft).
"We have contributed, modestly but with enthusiasm, to opening up the world of contemporary art to both the local population and to visiting tourists," says Benoît Lemercier. "The wide range of exhibitions we program means that a visitor can confront a work directly, can love it or not, in any case to refine one's own taste and thoughts."


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