15 March 2023

Exhibition “L’Humble Bic”
at Château de Ferrand

Exposition "L'Humble Bic" dans le chai de chateau de ferrand

From the 5th April to the 31st of August, the musée de la Création Franche is unveiling a selection of works from its collections in the barrel cellar of Château de Ferrand.

“L’Humble Bic” includes 62 works created by 24 artists, which all have one thing in common:  the use of ballpoint pen. A tool of simplicity, inexpensive and democratic, it is for the authors of art brut an “easy”, immediate medium, in keeping with the spontaneity of this form of expression.

Thanks to the personal and industrial history of its owners, Château de Ferrand has recently opened up to a new artistic and cultural dimension, which has given rise to this unique exhibition. The Bich family has long been aware of the way in which artists and creators of all kinds have seized upon this very simple tool, the BIC® Cristal®, and has begun to build a collection of contemporary art, alongside the BIC company.

When Pauline Bich Chandon-Moët discovered that the Musée de la Création Franche had a collection of one thousand two hundred works created with a biro, it seemed obvious: when the museum was closed for renovation and expansion, it was only natural that Château de Ferrand offered to display a small part of the museum’s collection in the cellars.

Opened in 1989 in Bègles, the Musée de la Création Franche explores the territories of art brut, popular art and naive art. It houses a rich collection of 20,000 works, the first public collection in history dedicated to outsider art and related fields in France. It has just been awarded the title of “Musée de France”.

Looking for a family-friendly activity around Bordeaux? Until August 31st , discover this exceptional exhibition in the heart of the Saint-Emilion vineyard. For the youngest visitors, games booklets are available as a fun way to explore the exhibition, aged 3-5 years and 6-10 years.

EXHIBITION OPENS tuesday to sunday from 10 am to 6 pm.

entry free of charge.

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Vue de l'exposition dans les chais à barriques
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