“I don’t search, I find”


“There is no new art. There are new artists. The new artist must be completely faithful to him or herself, must be a creator, must be capable of building his or her own foundations directly and alone, without depending on the past or tradition… the formula is his or her antithisis”

Egon Schiele

“Without art life would be a mistake”
Friederich Nietzsche

“I close my eyes in order to see”

Paul Gauguin

“The work of the artist is always to deepen the mystery”

Francis Bacon

“What proceeds from an internal necessity of the soul is beautiful”

Wassily Kandinsky



Clermont-Ferrand puts the spotlight on artistic creativity for the first time by participating to the european day or artistic creativtity on March 21st 2018. For the occasion, follow the path in downtown Clermont-Ferrand to discover 5 great places dedicated to visual arts : artists studios, contemporary art collection, the magazine La belle revue, the festival of video art Vidéoformes and a surprising visit of a photo exhibition. The walk will be guided by the artist Antoine Barrot (graduated for the Clermont-Ferrand art school and participant to a CreArt residency program in 2017).


4:30 pm
Artists studios Bains d'huile
Three artists are occupying the three appartments and studios of Bains d'huile, run by the city of Clermont-Ferrand.
They will present from 2pm to 8pm the artworks of : Garance Alves, Antoine Charbonnier, Naser Dushica et Jean-Roméo Kamptchouang.
18 rue de l'Oratoire – Clermont-Ferrand

5 pm
FRAC Auvergne – flash visit
With the following exhibitions :
Clément Cogitore, Reste l'air et les formes…
Reste l'air et le monde… (an exhibition of artworks from the FRAC collection)
Exhibition from March 17th until June 17th 2018, open tuesday-saturday 2pm – 8pm and sunday 3pm – 8pm - 6 rue du Terrail

5:45 pm
In extenso – presentation of La belle revue
La Belle revue is an annual magazine on contemporary art presenting one year of exhibitions in the middle of France. It also questions the field of arts in different ways.
+ Exhibition : To Tame a Pack of Dogs, Eileen of Kate Mackenson et Fleur Melbourn
Exhibition from February 8th until March 21st, 2018, open wednesday-saturday 2pm – 8pm - 12 rue de la Coifferie.

6 pm
Salle Gilbert Gaillard – Vidéoformes festival
Group show : Ismaïl Bahri, Phyllis Baldino, Esmeralda Da Costa, Joseph David, Scenocosme & the cabinet of curiosities.
Exhibition from March 15th until 31st 2018, open tuesday- saturday, 10am – 6pm - 2 rue Saint-Pierre

6:30 pm
Hôtel Fontfreyde – photographic center – atypical visit
A surprising visit of the exhibition by irish photographer Seamus Murphy, Life is in Many Days with comedians and participation of the public as reporters.
Exhibition from January 19th untel March 31st 2018, open tuesday-saturday 2pm – 7pm - 34 rue des Gras

Practical information: free entrance, without booking. Beginning of the path at 4:30pm on 16 rue de l'Oratoire. You can begin or leave the path whenever you want. Contact : 04 73 42 60 47 / fmartin@ville-clermont-ferrand.fr.

3pm – A family visit of the exhibition followed by a snack.
Musée d'art Roger Quillot, place Louis-Deteix
Intimités en plein air. Les paysages d'Edouard Vuillard et Ker-Xavier Roussel.
Exhibition from March 2nd until June 24th 2018, open tuesday-friday 10am – 6pm and week-end 10-12am and 1-6pm.

7pm – The place of the subject
Florence Pazzottu with Giney Ayle and Loïez Deniel
Lecture with video within the festival Vidéoformes, in partnership with Lecture au centre.
Institut des métiers – rue du Château des Vergnes

5 pm – Opening of the exhibition Young video installations
produced by local schoolchilds
A partnership between Vidéoformes and Atelier Canopé
Canopé 63 – 15 rue d'Amboise
Exhibition from March 21st until April 5th, 2018, open monday-friday 9am – 6pm.


Chapelle de l'Hôpital Général – Rue Sainte-Rose
Vidéoformes Festival
Group show : Alessandro Amaducci, Phyllis Baldino, Bob Kohn.
Exhibition from March 15th until March 31st, open monday-saturday 11am – 7 pm and sunday 2-6 pm.

Galerie de l'Art du temps / Chapelle de l'Oratoire - rue de l'Oratoire
Vidéoformes festival
Esolo show of Philipp Artus
Exhibition from March 15th until March 31st, open monday-saturday 11am – 7 pm and sunday 2-6 pm.

La Tôlerie – 10 rue de Bien-Assis
Season2 : floor
Group show : Miguel Angel Molina, Samuel Richardot, Veit Stratmann and Olivier Vadrot.
Open wednesday- saturday 2-6 pm.