8th Biennial of Melle - With "Great minting" we had this desire to tell stories and share experiences.
The town of Melle is unique because of the presence of its mines and its coinage which have placed it in the heart of Europe for centuries. Quickly, this specificity of the city seemed to us a very contemporary angle that allowed us to approach topics such as money, exchange, circulation, value and simply stone and ore.
With "Great minting" we had this desire to tell stories and share experiences and as such Melle is a great source of inspiration. Here, no white cubes, but a multitude of heritage places open to artists and visitors: three Romanesque churches, one of which was a prison, a former court that inspired Jean de La Fontaine, and the silver mines, forgotten for several centuries, Who come to recall that Melle was the city whose production of silver and coins was most important throughout Western Europe in the time of Charlemagne and until the tenth century.
Melle and her many curiosities are a reality that we contemplate only by staying there. Carried by the stories peculiar to each place, the investment of artists in this adventure was total. Fascinated by the mines, walking the streets of Melle, taking advantage of this unique setting of creation and exchange, they made the city a place of projects and production, an area of art.
The biennial will takes place from 30 June to 23 September 2018.
Chloé Harvey-Disko and Frédéric Ling, directors of the 8th Biennial of Melle
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