Oxymore – a Nantes-based collective from the 1990s-2000s made up of architecture students (among others) – returns from the ashes as “RE-OX” for one exhibition. Oxymore always drew their inspiration from encounters, which they used to set up projects, exhibitions, sports tournaments, conferences, writing fanzines, and music nights. They were always about being in the zeitgeist and producing concrete experiments in architecture.
In 2019, RE-OX is once again inviting architects, artists, experimenters, amateurs, and art galleries to set up and bring together art, architecture, sounds, writings, and illustrations thanks to different protocols in a wide array of fanzines – and in the Galerie Loire, which has been turned into a Fan-magazin (“shop” in French). These contributions will create a world that visitors can discover through the pieces on display, and through encounters with the artists. The intention behind RE-OX is to provoke a plural and collective form that questions current architectures. Fan-magazin is a place where one can immerse oneself, be a flâneur, chill, or read, for architecture researchers – and for everyone!
Not to so far La Guinguette du Belvédère (boulevard Léon Doumergue) : in this multidisciplinary hot spot you can enjoy and share natural wines and local specialties from the Loire region. There are also workshops in creativity and well-being for adults, introductions to art, dance, de circus performance… It is a warm and lively place, complete with original furniture created by Nantes designers Barreau et Charbonnet.
On the roof-terrace of the school, a creation signed Apapa Rosenthal for the 100th anniversary of Coiffard Bookshop.
© Tim Fox