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.

Prune Nourry, Mater Earth © Stéphane Aboudaram _ Wearecontent(s)
Prune Nourry, Mater Earth © Stéphane Aboudaram _ Wearecontent(s)
Renzo Piano, Pavillon d'exposition, 2017
Tadao Ando, Art center, 2011
Tadao Ando, Gate, 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

Children of a Dead King, Damien Hirst. Photos par Prudence Cuming Associates Ltd. © Damien Hirst and Science Ltd. All rights reserved, DACS/Artimage 2023
Children of a Dead King, Damien Hirst. Photos par Prudence Cuming Associates Ltd. © Damien Hirst and Science Ltd. All rights reserved, DACS/Artimage 2023
Maria Theresa détails de Maria Teresa / Josephine / Agrippina / Babusha / Pompeia Plotina, Damien Hirst. Photos par Prudence Cuming Associates Ltd. © Damien Hirst and Science Ltd. All rights reserved, DACS/Artimage 2023
Maria Theresa détails de Maria Teresa / Josephine / Agrippina / Babusha / Pompeia Plotina, Damien Hirst. Photos par Prudence Cuming Associates Ltd. © Damien Hirst and Science Ltd. All rights reserved, DACS/Artimage 2023
The Ascension, Damien Hirst. Photos par Prudence Cuming Associates Ltd. © Damien Hirst and Science Ltd. All rights reserved, DACS/Artimage 2023
The Ascension, Damien Hirst. Photos par Prudence Cuming Associates Ltd. © Damien Hirst and Science Ltd. All rights reserved, DACS/Artimage 2023

The Light That Shines, Damien Hirst

Château La Coste is entrusting the entire artistic estate to one artist: Damien Hirst. For the occasion, sculptures and paintings by the British artist will be displayed throughout the 200 hectares of the Provencal vineyard and in its emblematic pavilions designed by the greatest architects of the 20th and 21st centuries. Since the beginning of his prolific career, the artist has explored themes of beauty, religion, science, life and death. In the 1990s, he made a name for himself with animals immersed in vats of formaldehyde.

"What Paddy McKillen has achieved at Château La Coste is exceptional. He has made it a unique and magical place. I'm delighted to be the first artist to be able to exhibit my work throughout the estate, particularly in the magnificent pavilions designed by Frank Gehry, Oscar Niemeyer and Richard Rogers (...) ".

Damien Hirst

Access

Château La Coste
2750, route de la Cride
13610 Le-Puy-Sainte-Réparade
+33 (0)4 42 61 89 98
chateau-la-coste.com

Every day: 10 am - 7 pm
8 pm in July & August

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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)