This Wednesday, October 19, Large Metropolis Life solely visited the brand new exhibition on the Musée d’Arts de Nantes: prepare journey. You’ll uncover for the primary time in France how the evolution of the railway has modified our notion of time and area. We let you know extra proper right here 👇
Musée d’Arts de Nantes: discover the world of the railway from at this time till February 5, 2023
Jean-Rémi Touzet, curator in command of the nineteenth century collections on the Musée d’Arts de Nantes gave us an unique tour of the brand new dice exhibition, the prepare journey. Three flooring showcasing the railway from its creation to the current day. Vincent van Gogh, Claude Monet and even Paul Nadar, dozens of works have been introduced collectively on the Nantes Museum of Arts. A number of sections with scenographies inviting you to journey have been set as much as inform the story of the railway.
Crossing the panorama
On this first ground, the viewer is led to ponder the world inside but in addition outdoors the prepare. How does the railway match into the panorama and the way did this technical progress persuade Artwork? The artists introduced on this part have managed to incorporate know-how in nature whereas sustaining coherence. That is what shall be proven to you on the primary ground!
1- Farewell to mythology
This primary subsection explains the elemental transformations brought on by the invention of the railway within the panorama. The prepare got here to disturb nymphs and different fauna, it thus profoundly modified the best that was nature.
2- Within the door body
Route now contained in the prepare, as if we have been years later and the disturbance had given strategy to contemplation. Right here, the works present the landscapes, but in addition the pace of the transferring prepare. It’s simple to grasp the problem in capturing the second, so as to have the ability to see all the things, observe all the things intimately. We’re as soon as once more a spectator of this know-how.
3- Tracks and alerts
As a result of the railway will not be solely composed of a locomotive, but in addition of alerts, lights, rails… On this part we transcend the wagons. The artists present that it isn’t simply the prepare itself that has modified the panorama, however all the things that goes with it. We then discover ourselves in a form of futuristic universe, generally colourful and nice, generally horrifying and darkish.
Time and setbacks
On the second ground, time trial, passing time and ready. This a part of the exhibition is devoted to life on the platform but in addition within the wagon. This part makes an attempt to transcribe the feelings skilled by passengers from the second they take the prepare till they arrive.
4- The schedule and the second
The looks of the railroad in a approach gave rise to the concern of delay. Our relationship to time is modified, our group too. Ready on the platform is symbolized as one thing complicated and random. Vacationers pile up and wait for his or her prepare. The jetty is remodeled into millimetric choreography.
5- Boredom and time
Now we’re on the prepare, ready and helpless. The traveler is caught within the entice of time passing with out his having the ability to do something about it. A time of relaxation and endurance.
6- Progress and nature
The loop is closed. After exploring time and the railway, we come again to questioning how nature can and should hold its place within the face of progress. Whereas protecting a mirrored image on human nature.
Terminus everybody attracts! and behind the horizon
For the top of the go to, Terminus everybody attracts. A enjoyable area the place kids can draw, learn and create, all on the planet of the prepare in fact.
At -1, you may uncover a large prepare mannequin visiting a number of stations with a departure each two minutes. This work presents us a worldwide view of the railway, an unlimited panorama, consultant of a prepare journey.
The exhibition is out there from at this time till February fifth on the Musée d’Arts de Nantes 🤩
Featured photograph: Large Metropolis Life
The place ? Nantes Artwork Museum
When ? From October 21, 2022 to February 5, 2023