Siah Armajani and Luis Camnitzer included in the exhibition Transhumance, curated by Sébastien Faucon and Marianne Lanavère at Centre National des Arts Plastiques, Paris.
Throughout the summer the Vassivière Island International Centre for Art and Landscape (CIAP) and the Centre national des arts plastiques (National Centre for Visual Arts, Cnap) will be presenting an exhibition/trail extending outwards from the art centre and its Sculpture Wood to neighbouring municipalities. Titled "Transhumance", this venture into unification of a changing territory offers strollers the chance to soak up the history of the various villages while highlighting the role of public art in the rural context. Made up entirely of works from the Cnap collection, with special emphasis on outdoor pieces, "Transhumance" is divided into four sections:
A trail linking rural municipalities near Lake Vassivière, including Beaumont-du-Lac, Gentioux Pigerolles, La Villedieu, Nedde, Peyrat-le-Château and Saint-Amand-le-Petit, between the Creuse and Haute-Vienne départements in the Nouvelle Aquitaine Region. In a public-space dialogue with the scenic, architectural and cultural heritage of these villages, the exhibits interact with their setting, altering our point of view in a way that inevitably transforms each place's space, history and identity. In addition, in a rural area too rarely exposed to contemporary creative input, they also act as cultural mediators, spotlighting nationally and internationally known artists and presenting new aesthetic concepts and artforms that reflect the diversity of the Cnap collection: monumental sculptures, wall paintings, sound and video installations, procedural art, vegetal works and more.