a trail of sculptural installations transforms french forest into forêt monumentale exhibition

a trail of sculptural installations transforms french forest into forêt monumentale exhibition

Forêt Monumentale exhibition presents a trail of artworks

 

The Forêt Monumentale exhibition, led by architect Cristina S. Algarra, presents a trail of monumental artworks in the Roumare Forest, Canteleu, France. This exhibition, spanning four kilometers, runs from June 2024 to September 2026, inviting visitors to explore and appreciate the natural environment through art. The trail features creations by sculptors, landscape artists, designers, and architects, blending art and nature in innovative ways. Visitors embark on a journey through the forest, encountering 13 artworks that challenge traditional notions of art by integrating diverse creative forms. 

a trail of sculptural installations transforms french forest into forêt monumentale exhibition
Cathedral of Green by Olivier Thomas | all images by Alan Aubray

 

 

visual artists, designers, and architects transform French forest

 

The Forêt Monumentale exhibition, commissioned by Métropole Rouen Normandie in collaboration with the ONF (French National Forestry Commission), aims to deepen the connection between art and nature, encouraging a renewed appreciation for the forest. The call for projects attracted 326 participants worldwide, including visual artists, designers, and architects, highlighting the event‘s international appeal. This broad participation reflects the global interest in merging artistic expression with natural landscapes.

a trail of sculptural installations transforms french forest into forêt monumentale exhibition
Cathedral of Green by Olivier Thomas

a trail of sculptural installations transforms french forest into forêt monumentale exhibition
The forest as a sacred place by Boa Mistura team

a trail of sculptural installations transforms french forest into forêt monumentale exhibition
Camels by Jan Sajdak

a trail of sculptural installations transforms french forest into forêt monumentale exhibition
Les chaumes by Atelier YOKYOK

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Les chaumes by Atelier YOKYOK

a trail of sculptural installations transforms french forest into forêt monumentale exhibition
The World in an Acorn by Linfeng Zhou

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The World in an Acorn by Linfeng Zhou

a trail of sculptural installations transforms french forest into forêt monumentale exhibition
Compluvium by P + S Estudio de Arquitectura

a trail of sculptural installations transforms french forest into forêt monumentale exhibition
Compluvium by P + S Estudio de Arquitectura

a trail of sculptural installations transforms french forest into forêt monumentale exhibition
Origine by Les Plastiqueurs

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Origine by Les Plastiqueurs

 

 

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Herd by Ewa Dabrowska
Herd by Ewa Dabrowska
Seesaw by Jan Tyrpkel
Seesaw by Jan Tyrpkel
Une rivière sonore du possible by Will Menter
Une rivière sonore du possible by Will Menter
L'Attrape-brume by Mathilde Caylou.
L'Attrape-brume by Mathilde Caylou.
The forest as a sacred place by Boa Mistura team
The forest as a sacred place by Boa Mistura team

project info:

 

name: Foret Monumental exhibition | @la_foret_monumentale
artistic curator: Cristina S. Algarra  | @cristina.algarra
location: Forêt Roumare, Canteleu, France
photographer: Alan Aubray | @alanaubry

 

 

designboom has received this project from our DIY submissions feature, where we welcome our readers to submit their own work for publication. see more project submissions from our readers here.

 

edited by: thomai tsimpou | designboom

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