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STOP! Exhibition

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Photo Patrice Ferrasse


Work of art from the summer exhibition STOP! which took place from July 15 to October 15, 2021, having the will to develop the heritage of Arcy-sur-Cure by making it dialogue with the work of a duo of contemporary artists: Sabien Witteman and Patrice Ferrasse. This artistic journey took place in the heart of a strong heritage: the manor of Chastenay, the caves and the village center of Arcy-sur-Cure, the Sauvin lake, the Chapel and the school of Beugnon. 


Many thanks to Patrice Ferrasse, whose works were exhibited all summer in the Great Cave of Arcy.

Long term artistic work with photograph Juliette Agnel

This little lamp that fits in one hand is about the only source of light that photographer Juliette Agnel took with her to work at the bottom of the Grande Grotte d'Arcy.

For some time now, Juliette Agnel has been coming and going to the caves of Arcy for a long term artistic work, which we will have the pleasure to present to you in a few months. Little by little, she is learning to enter this unusual environment to fix some images in time.

Thirty meters underground, the environment is so rich and the darkness so deep, that a new landscape is drawn each time the lighting is changed even a little. Objects, shapes, and shadows change as the light changes location, color, or intensity. This is perhaps how we begin to glimpse the cave that our ancestors Homo Sapiens knew, when they came to paint here by the light of the flames, almost 30,000 years ago...

Around this work, we welcome the visit of Françoise Schmitt, founder of the IESA arts & culture (International School of Arts and Culture) and of AderamuS (Association for the Museums of Sens), as well as Marta Ponsa, responsible for artistic projects and cultural action of the Jeu de Paume, in Paris.

We also acknowledge the help and participation of Cécile Rusterholtz, Yisang Shin and Stéphanie Lefebvre.