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International Garden Festival |
Hortillonnages Amiens 2022
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. * 25€ / 3-4 people. * 30€ / 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

Miroir aux alouettes > Boris Chouvellon, 2014

Miroir aux alouettes > Boris Chouvellon, 2014
Monday April 16th, 2018 Marine Bigot
  • Boris Chouvellon © Yann Monel
  • Boris Chouvellon © Yann Monel
  • Boris Chouvellon © Yann Monel
  • Boris Chouvellon © Yann Monel

After Last Splash, an installation created for the île aux Fagots, the artist Boris Chouvellon has returned with a work entitled Miroir aux alouettes [Decoys]. Initially designed for the town of King’s Lynn, this piece in mirror finish stainless steel has finally found its place right in the heart of the Hortillonnages Gardens, due to difficulties in installing it in the deep, muddy site which was orginally chosen. Like a strange craft, these strictly aligned gleaming sheets materialise here while deconstructing a fragment of the aquatic space. Twenty five square metres of water and a formal water feature accentuated by gleaming black buoys : suspended by a system of chains and tubes, these floating balls, both opaque and dazzling, create an effect of perspective in a unique ode to shipwrecks, hijacking materials normally associated with luxury yachting. Like a ship under construction, the whole is evocative at one and the same time of the practices of shipbuilding and its effects on the landscape : for the approaching visitor, it transforms itslef into a distorted, unrecognisable and anamorphic object.

The artist

Boris Chouvellon

Born in 1980, Boris Chouvellon studied at the Ecole Supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Marseille, and at the Villa Arson in Nice. From the outside to the inside of the studio, back and forth. It’s by pacing across the landscape that Boris Chouvellon’s practice makes sense. Laying down markers on the periphery of the city, in boundary areas, he draws a line of pieces based on the movement of entropy, that which shakes up the world and all its materials, finally offering up a mirror where vanity becomes poetry. In 2012, the Musée d’Art Contemporain in Marseille offered him his first personal exhibition, Running on Empty, which presented a collection of monumental structures in rough concrete, photographs and videos.