Currently at the Art Centre


TIME FORMULA, Angelika Markul
Occupying the borderland between art, science and science fiction, TIME FORMULA is a voyage in time and space, for which the art centre becomes the spacecraft.

In response to the area around Vassivière, Angelika Markul presents a collection of deeply engaging video installations, paintings, and sculptures made of wax and bronze. These new works question our origins and immerse us in unreal landscapes where the immensity of nature and technology plays a crucial role.

With the support of the agency Eva Albarran & Co and the Institut Polonais de Paris.

Download invitation
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More about Angelika Markul

Exhibition catalogue soon available!

TIME FORMULA, sound capsule: conversation at the Art Centre

Each year the Art Centre features three or four exhibitions. Now it also proposes a new radio project, Sonder l’île” broadcasted on Radio Vassivière.

Discover the last capsule about the solo exhibition TIME FORMULA, coming from the conversation between Angelika Markul as the artist, Marion Vasseur Raluy as a curator ad art critic, Côme Aguiar as a composer and the public which took place at the Art Centre on 29. February 2020.

Discover also Le mix (duration: 2h), realised from a music selection by the team of the Art Centre and the artist!


29. November 2020 > 7. March 2021
Opening: Saturday, 28. November 

Tiphaine Calmettes, solo exhibition

More about Tiphaine Calmettes
Tiphaine Calmettes, laureate of Prix Aware 2020


21. March > 20. June 2021
Opening: Saturday, 20 March 2021
Life to Itself, collective exhibition

Invited artists: Isabelle Andriessen, Bianca Bondi, Dora Budor, Tiphaines Calmettes, Grégory Chatonsky, Rochelle Goldberg, Laure Vigna
Curator: Flora Katz

With the support of the Canadian cultural Centre in Paris

63 outside and permanent works to discover on the island of 70 hectares

Free, explanatory note placed near each work. Map on sale (2€) at the bookstore and in the tourism offices in Auphelle or Eymoutiers.

Find video explanations about the Vassivière Island through Vidéoguide Nouvelle-Aquitaine!

An off track architectural and landscape trail available to view all year round!

For several years the art centre has looked beyond the island to try and breathe life into new explorations and new appropriate initiatives in order to provide, along with the inhabitants, a fresh viewpoint on the landscape and to find ways to portray art and society. After a series of artistic interventions (5 artists, 5 villages in 2014, 3 artists, 3 villages in 2016) and the exhibition-trail Transhumance in six villages in 2017, in 2018 the art centre initiated Vassivière Utopia, a programme of landscape and architectural commissions in situ in the public rural space. Designed as an off-track extension of the sculpture park, the trail expands each year with three creations in three new villages until 2020.

Vassivière Utopia 2018
Plat-form, an architectural installation in Eymoutiers (87), by Atelier 1:1
The Clearing, a landscape installation in Saint-Martin-Château (23), by Atelier Bivouac
Seeing the Water in the Lake, a landscape installation in Beaumont-du-Lac (87), by éjo.coopérative

Vassivière Utopia 2019
The Warbler, an architectural installation in Faux-la-Montagne (23), by Bureau baroque
A Garden Into the Forest, a landscape installation in Masgrangeas (Royère-de-Vassivière, 23), by les espaces verts
Moment 03, a landscape installation at Quenouille (Peyrat-le-Château, 87), by GAMA+BIANCHIMAJER

Vassivière Utopia 2020
Three new creations in 2020!

– a landscape installation in Lacelle (19), by L’Amicale mille feux and Nina Bonzom
– an architectural installation in Saint-Amand-le-Petit (87), by Nina Chalot and Nicolas Bouisson (Forall Studio)
– an architectural and landscape installation in Nedde (87),  L’Atelier du sillon (Pauline Gillet+Nicolas Besse) and Philippe Deubel

These teams will soon begin a residence at the Castle on Vassivière Island to work on it; you will shortly have some news!

More about the projects 2018 and 2019

With the support of the sponsorship of the Caisse des Dépôts.

In addition to the production of works and exhibitions, the International Centre for Art and Landscape has, since 2012, organised a programme of ten artistic residencies each year in the castle on Vassivière island, refurbished by the architects Berger & Berger and Building/Building. The unique history of the Vassivière landscape, the resources that the art centre can offer in terms of art, architecture and landscape, and the high level of initiatives generated by local citizens associations from the Plateau de Millevaches, stimulates experimentation and thoughtful reflexion for creative projects inspired by an area far from urban centres, at the same time protected from and influenced by industrial uses.


Vassivière Utopia 2020
In June 2020, the three teams of the project Vassivière Utopia 2020 begin their creative residences!

Vassivière /// Chalet Mauriac: crossed residence “Art & Environment”
The International Centre for Art and Landscape on Vassivière Island (87) and the Chalet Mauriac – writing residence in Saint-Symphorien (33) scheduled by ALCA offer together a call for residence for a creative and research project on the transformation of natural areas. Both invite an artist and a scientist (biologist, ethnologist, anthropologist, geographer…) to apply for a 8-week residence remunerated by a writing grant and across the two places.

Residence period:
from 5. to 30. October 2020 in Saint-Symphorien (33)
 31. October to 18. December 2020 on Vassivière Island (87)

Application submitting is now closed. The selection of the applicants by jury will happen on Tuesday 5. May 2020 (audio- or video-conference).

Browse the call for residences

Coming soon…

ATTENTION : In view of the current disease situation, all dates are frozen until our reopening. 

Eyes and Hands
Exhibition tour: exercise its gaze with videos and discover materials and objects through touch.
Aged 3 – 6 years with one or several adults. Fee: 4€/2€.
Booking: + 33 5 55 69 27 27 –
Meeting at the bookshop of the art Centre.

All in Black
Exhibition tour and artistic experiment with Indian ink.
Aged 7 – 12 ans with one or several adults. Fee: 4 €/2 €.
Booking: 05 55 69 27 27 –
Meeting at the bookshop of the Art Centre.

Change the World with Art!
Do you have an idea of order? An art desire?
Contact the Art Centre!

The Art Centre is an accredited mediator for the New Patrons Action for the Fondation de France. The new Patrons Action is a unique encounter between you and a contemporary artist! He would invent for you an original form to answer the problematic you have raised.

Contact us: – +33 5 55 69 27 27


Tailor-made welcome
On-demand stays, tours, workshops for groups, young audiences or adults all year!
Information: +33 5 55 69 27 27 –

Sailing in the Sculpture Wood
In May and June, from Monday to Thursday
9.30am > 12.30am
Canoe tour – workshop. Discovery of the sculptures around Vassivière Island. In partnership with the Canoë-Kayak Club, Eymoutiers.
From 7 years old with one or several adults.
Booking: +33 5 55 69 27 27 –
Fee: 14 € (exhibition tour included). Free for school or recreation centre escort. Meeting at the bookshop of the Art Centre.

Coming soon…