Programming

Throughout the year, the Bassins de Lumières will hold events for connoisseurs of classical and contemporary arts. Several exhibitions will be continuously presented in 2 venues.

In the cells

Gustav Klimt: gold and colour (long programme)

To mark its opening, the Bassins de Lumières will focus on a century of Viennese painting and take an original look at Gustav Klimt and his successors through a presentation of portraits, landscapes, nudes, colours, and gilding. Klimt led the Vienna Secession, a movement that sought to break away from academic art: he paved the way to modern painting. The gold and decorative motifs are a symbol of this artistic revolution. Visitors will discover large-format masterpieces, such as the famous work The Kiss, and will be immersed in Imperial Vienna at the end of the nineteenth century.

Created by Gianfranco Iannuzzi, Renato Gatto, and Massimiliano Siccardi, with the musical collaboration of Luca Longobardi.

 

 

Paul Klee: painting music (short programme)

This immersive exhibition will be devoted to the colourful abstract works by the German artist Paul Klee. A painter and also a musician and professor, the immersive exhibition will pay tribute to Klee’s pictorial world. It will take visitors from an opera overture in an imaginary city to an underwater concerto amidst gold and multicoloured fish, and the rhythm of its geometric structures. Lastly, tens of corresponding portraits and puppets accompanied by Papageno’s song will conclude an enchanting interlude that combines painting and music. 

Created by the video content creation studio Cutback.

In the Cube

Contemporary creation: Ocean Data

In Le Cube, a special exhibition space, visitors will be able to discover a new work by the digital creation studio Ouchhh, which specialises in graphic design, motion design, and digital projections. Ouchhh uses Artificial Intelligence to create images and questions the act of artistic creation. Ocean Data is composed of millions of data captured in the sea in order to create a unique digital work in which forms, light, and movement are generated through an algorithm. Visitors will be taken into the heart of the ocean and embark on a journey through different materials, colours, and reliefs. The work combines art, science, and technology to create a contemplative experience.

By the Turkish collective OUCHHH, a digital creation studio based in Istanbul, Los Angeles, and London.

Le Cube will also present works by young contemporary digital art studios based in Bordeaux.