In the midst of Provence, Château La Coste is a vineyard where wine, art & architecture live in harmony. 38 major works of contemporary art are installed in the open air and 3 gallery spaces, offer a unique experience at the heart of its 500-acres. Artists and architects are encouraged to choose a place in the landscape and are given the freedom to create a work.

Tadao Ando, Gate, 2011
Renzo Piano, Pavillon d'exposition, 2017
Tadao Ando, Art center, 2011
Richard Rigers, Galerie
Louise Bourgeois, crouching spider, 2003
Tom Shannon, Drop 2009

In the midst of Provence, Château La Coste is a vineyard where wine, art & architecture live in harmony. 38 major works of contemporary art are installed in the open air and 3 gallery spaces, offer a unique experience at the heart of its 500-acres. Artists and architects are encouraged to choose a place in the landscape and are given the freedom to create a work.

Programme

View of the exhibition
View of the exhibition "Écriture", Park Seo Bo © Stephane Aboudaram
View of the exhibition
View of the exhibition "Écriture", Park Seo Bo © Stephane Aboudaram

Écriture, Park Seo Bo

Galerie de Richard Rogers

Imagine stepping into a gallery that cantilevers off a steep hillside, floating in the forest. The bright Provence light sifts inside with you, and its rays wrap the artworks like a glaze. The opening show of the Richard Rogers Drawing Gallery, nestled in Château La Coste of France, presents Park Seo-Bo’s Ecriture. It is, for the first time in its history, exhibited at an art hub in nature, woven into the tapestry of a densely wooded ridge.

Park Seo-Bo (b.1931) is a pre-eminent abstraction artist who played a pivotal role in the development of post-war Korean art. At the start of his career in the mid-1950s, Park was moving away from representation and conventional painting techniques of that time. He claimed a primordial aesthetic, often with a dark and gloomy palette. It was his way of coming to terms with the wake of war, in which Korean society was gathering its ravaged fragments. Then, around the end of the 1960s, Park sought to make art that was categorically new. He had outgrown the fervour of young avant-garde artists, and it was at this juncture of change that the Ecriture series was formulated.

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CULTURE & HERITAGE

La Sainte Victoire (Aix-en-Provence)
Musée Granet (Aix-en-Provence)
Centre d’Art Caumont (Aix-en-Provence)
L’atelier Cézanne (Aix-en-Provence)
Abbaye de Silvacane (La Roque d'Antheron)
L’Eglise de Louise Bourgeois (Bonnieux)

WALKS

Promenade de la Torse (Aix-en-Provence)

PLACES TO STAY

Hôtel Roy René (Aix-en-Provence)
Hôtel des Augustins (Aix-en-Provence)
Bastide de Ganay (Aix-en Provence)
Villa Baulieu (Rognes)

PLACES TO EAT & DRINK

La librairie de l’hôtel Boyer d’Eguilles (Aix-en-Provence)
Côté Cour (Aix-en-Provence)
Le four sous le platane (Aix-en-Provence)
Jardin Mazarin (Aix-en-Provence)
Via Baseli (Cabries)
Le Bocage (La Roque d’Antheron)