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International Garden Festival |
Hortillonnages Amiens 2023
Visit of the exhibition by boat

Boarding pontoon
35 rue Roger Allou – 80450 Camon

In CAMON, rent a boat for 2h30 and sail to the different plots invested around the pond of Clermont.

The rental price of a boat is based on the number of people, from 1 to 6 max. including child(ren) under 3 years old
* 20€ / 1-2 people. * 27€ / 3-4 people. * 32€ / 5-6 people. * free -3 years old
+ ASCO fee per person: €1 / 11 years and + * €0.50 / 3-10 years
>>> Only by online reservation
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For security reasons, animals are not allowed in the boats. Strollers must be dropped off at reception.

We invite visitors to continue to respect barrier gestures in order to fight against the spread of COVID-19.
If you want more details, we invite you to consult the evolution of the reception instructions and the health rules in force on the government website: https://www.gouvernement.fr/info-coronavirus

For any request for information, you can send an email to communication@artetjardins-hdf.com
or call +33 6 78 53 55 92

Looking forward to welcoming you soon!

The team of Art & Jardins | Hauts-de-France

Laocoon > Vincent Mauger, 2022

Laocoon > Vincent Mauger, 2022
Wednesday March 30th, 2022 Marine Bigot
  • Vincent Mauger © Vincent Mauger

Placed on the water, Vincent Mauger’s sculpture moves and oscillates slightly. The spectator, while moving around, can think of an unreal object, a digital representation sliding on a screen.
The soft and knotted shapes of the volume give it a natural and strange appearance. It does not evoke or convene any specific reference but recalls different natural plant, animal or well-shaped forms such as knots. It constitutes in a way the plastic synthesis of these different elements. This sculpture seems to come from an oddity or an anomaly in a nod to the singularity of the exceptional site of the Hortillonnages.
Its overall shape is produced by assembling different cut plates connected together by an interlocking system. The object thus seems constructed as a complex volume of natural appearance at the origin which would have been cut into thin slices regularly spaced and spread apart, held in place in space; an unidentifiable sophisticated form that would have been analyzed and reconstructed in a schematic way. This structure, made up of parallel straight lines and regular curved lines, forms in space a drawing close to a scientific sketch. These choices give the construction the unfinished appearance of a frame in the process of being assembled. The whole is perceived as a framework, as the heart of an indefinite form.

The artist

Vincent Mauger

Composed of in situ installations and sculptures, Vincent Mauger's works confront real space with a representation of a mental landscape, a blank and undefined space. This superposition between a place and the materialization of an elsewhere creates a door to new, imaginary, vast and unexplored worlds. His proposals explore and question architecture, urban planning and organic structures. They activate a movement, a journey both physical and mental. Vincent Mauger is represented by the Galerie Bertrand Grimont (Paris).