L’ESTUAIRE

By boat, automobile, bicycle or even on foot.


L’Estuaire is an art biennale spread over 60 kilometers of post-industrial landscape and divided into three installments. The first two events occurred in 2007 and 2009, featured installations by Daniel Burens, Patrick Bouchain, Gilles Clement, Ant Farm, Julius Popp, Dre Wapenaar, Antoin Sorel, Concept Plastique, Minerva Cuevas, to name but a few. Some of the work is conceived of as perennial and functions as an activating feature in the landscape during times when the biennale is not in full swing. The next and final chapter of l’Estuaire is slated to take place in the summer of 2012. It is overseen by Jean Blaise, the creative director of the Lieu Unique in Nantes.  The trajectory can be experience at a number of speeds – by boat, automobile, bicycle or even on foot – and transforms a potentially neglected landscape into an urbane destination.