CAIRN (Informal Art Centre for Nature Research) focuses on...read more
CAIRN (Informal Art Centre for Nature Research) focuses on (re)interpreting and reshaping the area that surrounds it, through the works of various artists such as Mark Dion, Delphine Gigoux-Martin, herman de vries, Andy Goldsworthy, Richard Nonas, etc. Born in 2000 from the collaboration between the Musée Gassendi and the Haute Provence Geopark, the CAIRN Art Centre has two main aims: on the one hand, to offer site-specific exhibitions produced by artists in residence; on the other, to develop a collection of permanent contemporary and ephemeral artworks in an area of over 200,000 hectares of land, financed by the public sector or European programmes. The artworks in nature as well as those displayed in the temporary collection room often become an invitation to walk and wander in the mountains. Conceived in relation to their context, the artworks invite visitors to discover the natural environment and the history and heritage of the places, and also to meet local communities.