Art at university

Sétois collective Microclimax, made up of Carolyn Wittendal, visual artist and designer, and Benjamin Jacquemet, architect and artist, present the multi-site exhibition Chimæra, the end of their residency.

Opening on Thursday, April 2 at 12:30 pm at the Bibliothèque Universitaire Sciences on the Triolet campus of the University of Montpellier.
Exhibition runs until June 19 (Bibliothèque Universitaire Sciences - Campus Triolet - Bibliothèque Universitaire Droit Science politique Économie Gestion - Jardin des Plantes - Faculté de Droit - Faculté d'Odontologie.
Placed under the sign of fusion, the Microclimax artists' residency represents a veritable exploratory marathon that began in November 2014 with an initial immersion phase. Throughout the various stages of the residency, the artist duo drew inspiration from visits to and discoveries of various emblematic sites at the university.
Fruitful and inspiring encounters and exchanges with students, lecturers and teacher-researchers initiated the creative process for more than ten works. The Chimæra exhibition offers an unprecedented encounter between art and knowledge throughout the University of Montpellier.

University of Montpellier, home to artists

The University of Montpellier has a policy of artistic residencies that involves immersing an artist, or artistic team, in the university and scientific environment, from which they will draw inspiration to create one or more works.
Since 2010, the former University of Montpellier 2 has organized 5 artist residencies, mostly with visual artists. Artist residencies at the University of Montpellier have been supported by the DRAC (Direction Régionale des Affaires Culturelles) since 2013/2014.
Artist residencies at universities have a dual objective: to enable artists to create original works, and to raise awareness of artistic expression within the university community.
It provides the artist with the necessary technical and financial conditions, and facilitates contact between the artist and the various university contacts who may be more or less directly involved in the production phase of the works (components, departments, teacher-researchers, etc.).
As part of this collaborative approach, guest artists commit to an active presence within the host structure, and offer mediation activities for the university public.
Two mediation events are planned with artists from the Microclimax collective: Thursday April 9 and Friday April 10, as part of the Journées des Arts et de la Culture dans l'Enseignement Supérieur 2015 (April 8 to 10).
Two meetings with the artists will take place on Thursday April 30, at 1:00 pm at the Sciences university library on the Triolet campus and at 2:30 pm at the Droit Science politique Économie Gestion university library on the Richter site.
The exhibition can also be visited by appointment.
Contact: art & culture department or
The art & culture department is one of the added values of the merger: born out of the Pôle Culture of the former Université Montpellier 2, it breathes artistic and cultural dynamism into the new Université de Montpellier, drawing its wealth from the multiplicity of campuses, student audiences and disciplines. The department spearheads the university's artistic and cultural policy, which it implements, develops and reinvents on a daily basis.