Pursuing its policy of exhibitions outside the walls, the Museum of Hunting and Nature is joining forces with the National Monuments Center around an artistic proposal by Julien Salaud at the Château de Cadillac (Gironde). This jewel of French architecture was built during the reigns of Henri IV and Louis XIII for the Duke of Épernon. The rooms adorned with sumptuous fireplaces are usually used to present a remarkable collection of late XNUMXth and XNUMXth century tapestries.
This prestigious architectural context inspired Julien Salaud with the theme of his exhibition “Wild Natures”. It is based on the decor of the castle and on a set of tapestries loaned by the Museum of Hunting and Nature, precisely those which had inspired the theme of the exhibition "Les Chasses nouvelles", presented in our walls in 2015. In order to give substance to his personal mythology, Julien Salaud resorts to taxidermy and embroidery; it hybridizes artistic species and genres. The creatures resulting from his metamorphoses are human and animal, sculpture and ornamental.
For the “Wild Natures” exhibition, Julien Salaud created a new piece produced by the museum: “Starry Night (Mont aux Merveilles)”, a yurt covered with animal skins where the public is called upon to discover a strange world, a cave mysterious where the artifices of light reveal a curious parietal decoration drawn in the wire.
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