The four hours of Chamarande

The four hours of Chamarande

The Quatr’heures of Chamarande
meetings-debates to cross artistic and scientific approaches

This winter cycle is in line with the theme of the exhibition Vues, with subjects related to questions about the landscape of yesterday and today. Artists, scientists, philosophers and sociologists are all part of the same culture: they shed light on our view of man and the world. The Quat’heures de Chamarande are a new time for sustainable breathing. Come and meet, exchange and debate with landscape specialists around a snack of local and fair trade products. A tasty, interactive and friendly formula, to be reviewed or replayed on

Hosted by COAL.

Sunday, December 8:
The landscape in motion

With Stefan Shankland, artist and Cécile Bourne-Farrell, independent curator for Chosoone and co-mediator with Mari Linnman for the Fondation de France’s new sponsors program. The world is constantly changing and redefining itself. How does this change our perception of our environment? What is the role of the artist in the making of landscapes?

– Sunday, January 12:
The landscape is a fantasy

With Filip Mirazovic, artist and Jean-Michel Marchais, gallery owner and curator, specialized in contemporary painting. Is the landscape an imaginary construction or does it remain a space to be constructed?

Sunday, February 16: Desired landscapes

With Markus Hansen, artist and Guy Tortosa, art critic and inspector of education and artistic creation at the Ministry of Culture, specialist in the relationship between visual arts, architecture, landscape and garden art
Between traditional gestures and innovative approaches, is the landscape a matter of construction or creation?

Sunday, March 16:
The landscape on the run

With Claire Tabouret and Duncan Wylie, artists and Françoise Burel, research director at the CNRS in landscape ecology, specialist in movements, connectivity and biodiversity of the landscape
The movement of people is increasing, and the number of borders is growing. What traces do these movements leave on the landscape?

Sunday, April 27:
Between floors

With Kôichi Kurita, artist (to be confirmed) and a pedologist in partnership with Le Bar des Sciences de Paris. Between the artist who has collected nearly 35,000 soils from around the world with an aesthetic approach and a scientist specializing in the study of soils, the dialogue promises to be fertile…**

Meeting point at the castle* or at the orangery**, at 3pm

38 rue du commandant Arnoux
91730 Chamarande
contacts : 01 60 82 52 01 –

Free admission – All events are free

Opening of the park All year long
April-May : 9am-7pm
June-September: 9am-8pm
October : 9am-6pm
November-January : 9am-5pm
February-March: 9am-6pm

Opening of the exhibitions
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, 2-5pm / Saturday, Sunday and holidays, 12-5pm

Located 30 km from Evry and 35 km south of Paris, the site is accessible by :
– RER C / Chamarande station, 200 m from the Domain
– N20 / Between Arpajon and Étampes, exit Étréchy-Chamarande


Visual credit: Stefan Shankland, LANDMARK, RN20 from Massy to Chamarande, 2013

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