Jardin-Théâtre Bestiarium

Château d'Oiron

“Psychomachy tells the story of a garden called Bestiarium—a garden facing both past and future, shining down on us as a golden age—a garden with lakes reflecting the sky, paths leading to exits, and glimpses of grottoes, forests and thickets. The Bestiarium is like a moving mirror that helps us experience the beauty of the garden itself,” states Rüdiger Schöttle in an excerpt from the catalogue, “Theatergarden/Bestiarium.”

Jardin-Théâtre/Bestiarium” (Theatergarden/bestiarium, 1989–92) conceived by Rüdiger Schöttle and involving the collaboration of 14 artists (Bernard Bazile, Glenn Branca, James Coleman, Fortuyn/O’Brien, Ludger Gerdes, Dan Graham, Rodney Graham, Marin Kasimir, Christian Philipp Müller, Juan Muñoz, Hermann Pitz, Alain Sechas, and Jeff Wall) functions as a paradigm of the collection. And, in its current manifestation, situated permanently at the Château d’Oiron, where

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