Allures proposes a journey through the Turbulences galleries. Beyond their respective physiognomies, the exhibitions it consists of suggest porosities and echoes that enable the visitor’s eye to shape and project itself.
This notion of ‘allure’ [aspects] relates to the notion of what is visible: it is ‘that which looks like’, that which is merely perceived. But it is also conditioned by movement and by speed and its rhythm. So the eye structures itself around a physical, sensitive, and cognitive process.
Through its various exhibitions, the cycle Allures encourages us to perceive a plural state as well as the state of the world. This is the case of the eponymous exhibition, which presents pieces both from the Frac Centre-Val de Loire Collection and by invited artists and architects in the Galerie des Turbulences.
These urban and architectural ‘presences’ mirror the works of Nicolas Moulin, whose installation Steppterminal is presented in the Galerie des Fours à pain, like a memory of an ineffective modernity.
These prototypes refer to the context of the Reconstruction in the Val de Loire, and more specifically in the city of Orléans. The exhibition ‘Reconstructions: Styles et standard’ in the Galerie Centrale presents this precursory moment, with the wealth of projection and conceptualisation that characterises the area*.
Together, the multiple physiognomies of the exhibitions provide an overview of the plural nature of these ‘aspects’.
* The exhibition is linked to the project for the itinerant cycle of exhibitions ‘La Reconstruction dans le Val de Loire, 1940-1953. Le Loiret, atelier de la ville de demain’ organised by the Maison de l’Architecture du Centre-Val de Loire and CAUE du Loiret.