MAIF SOCIAL CLUB
It is a free cultural space that offers multidisciplinary art events related to social innovation: exhibitions, shows, debates, workshops, workspaces, bar… It is also a physical and online shop of committed products. Three times a year, the MAIF Social Club proposes a new theme through a permanent exhibition involving young contemporary artists in original events.
CHAMPS LIBRES exhibition
Everything starts from the assumption that human being is constantly modifying his environment. So, the exhibition offers visitors a sensory journey through an imaginary and futuristic forest extending through various environments, mineral, aquatic, plant, urban, aerial… The walk is free and everyone is invited to take a break where he wants, to experience, to exchange with others. “Thinking is like looking for a glade in a forest,” as Jules Renard used to say.
14 contemporary artists take us by the hand to make with them this unusual walk. In this way, Janaina Mello Landini questions us about the interconnections of life. Timo Aho et Pekka Niittyvirta make us aware of changes in water levels due to human activity. Barthélémy Antoine Loeff addresses the topic of resource depletion. Vaughn Bell reminds us that nature is our home. Ha Cha Youn creates from plastic bags and Laurent Tixador from waste collected on Breton beaches. Stefan Shankland recycles rubble into urban elements. Lucy + Jorge Orta invent devices to make water drinkable. Olga Kisseleva demonstrates plants learning abilities. Ettore Favini grows the Earth green again by spreading seeds. Suzanne Husky praises the action of female farmers and Matt_tieu sprinkles the exhibition of white chalk drawings of animals.
A TecSOM forest on the ground
Isabelle Daëron,set designer of the event, is graduated from ENSCI - Les Ateliers and ESAD of Reims. She works in collaboration with Pauline Avrillon and Floriane Roué in the Studio Idaë.