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24 Aug 2016

Save the date : Anglet Bask Coast International contemporary art biennal

La Littorale #6 – Anglet Bask Coast International contemporary art biennal

Save the date : Anglet Bask Coast International contemporary art biennal
La Littorale #6 Anglet Bask Coast International contemporary art biennal


Opening: Friday, 26th August 2016 26th August – 2 November 2016 Curator: Paul Ardenne

Press contact: Sylvia Beder
+33 1 42 18 09 42

Anglet (France)

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An international selection of artists for La Littorale #6
Art nOmad (France) | Conrad Bakker (United States) | Benedetto Bufalino (France) | Shaun Gladwell (Australia) |  CT Jasper - Joanna Malinowska (Poland/ United States) | Andrea Mastrovito (Italy) | Robert Montgomery (Great Britain) | Rachel Labastie (France) | Fabrice Langlade (France) | Lucy & Jorge Orta (Argentina/Great Britain/France) | Laurent Perbos (France) | Kemal Tufan (Turkey)


The sixth Anglet Bask Coast International contemporary art biennal has been named La Littorale, a name chosen to anchor this cultural event geographically. This time the event's artistic direction has been entrusted to writer and art historian, Paul Ardenne.

With La Littorale #6 the new curator wants 'selected artists to question the tensions and contradictions to which shores are now subject. This are in fact places that are sought after for the gentle lifestyle they offer as much as for being physical frontiers, limits, political spaces, bringing together stakeholders often with very different interests.'
Anglet adds to these aspects the idea of an 'ecological Eden, in grandiose natural surroundings'. The biennial thus restates its character as an open air exhibition, with wide open spaces for expression, where priority goes to themes linked to the complexity of the coastline: A leisure time seaside resort, a frontier contact area, a fragile rapidly evolving ecological space.
From 26th August to 2nd November 2016, La Littorale #6 offers a journey through monumental works created by artists of several different nationalities installed in emblematic locations: La Barre, the Izadia ecological park, the seafront and its green spaces as well as La Chambre d'Amour.

Paul Ardenne, curator of La Littorale #6
Paul Ardenne is Professor of history at the University of Amiens, he is also an art critic and a curator in the field of contemporary art.
Collaborator for Archistorm and Art Press, he is the author of several books related to current aesthetic: Art, l'âge contemporain (1997), L'Art dans son moment politique (2000), L'Image Corps (2001), Un Art contextuel (2002), Portraiturés (2003), architects' monographs, an essay on the urban contemporary, Terre habitée (2005).

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Practical information 

Preview : Friday 26 August 2016 at 6pm
Everyday from Friday 26 August to Wednesday 2 November 2016

Exhibition related to La Littorale #6
As part of La Littorale #6, the city of Anglet invites the Palestinian artist Abdul Rahman Katanani to invest the patio of the Town Hall with its monumental sculpture « Jardin d'Oliviers ».
An exhibition organized in association with La Terrasse, contemporary art space in Nanterre (France).
Inauguration on Friday 16 September 2016
Exhibition from Saturday 17 September to Wednesday 2 November 2016. Free entrance.

Visit Program
Tours are organized from La Barre or from La Chambre d'Amour. Free admission.
BY DAY, each Saturday and Sunday, from 11.00am to 3.00pm.
Adults and children over the age of 12. Without reservation.
LUNCH BREAK, each Friday at 12.30pm, one-hour visit. Without reservation.
NIGHT VISITS, each Thursday at 7.00pm (only september).
Adults and children over the age of 12. Without reservation.
FAMILY TOUR, each Wednesday and Sunday at 3.30pm. Without reservation.
GROUP TOUR & English Tour, on reservation (

These events are complemented by a program of conferences, meetings, film-projection and workshops.

Communication and Press relation
Contacts France & international media
Agence Communication Culture
Sylvia Beder | | t. +33(0) 1 42 18 09 42
Béatrice Martini | | t. +33(0) 1 43 20 51 07

Contacts Anglet & regional media
Liane Béobide | | t. +33(0) 5 59 58 35 30
Nathalie Gomez | | t. +33(0) 5 59 58 73 01
Maryse Dupé | | t. +33(0) 5 59 58 35 60

Ville d'Anglet - Direction des Affaires culturelles
Villa Beatrix Enea, 2 rue Albert-le-Barillier, 64600 Anglet. Tél. : +33(0) 5 59 58 35 60