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Île de Nantes (Eastern point)
Hôtel de Région

“Portail 0°-90°, portail 8°-98°”
François Morellet


In making this piece, the artist had fun with the restrictions imposed upon him: first, the creation of the main gate of the public square, and second, the location: on one side, the lines of the building, on the other, the Loire river. If the first gate, straight and solemn, indicates the entrance to the Hôtel de Région square and fulfills the expressed demand, the second gate shakes it up: it is confusing and disturbing, referring to the Loire river, which is already guilty for the sinking of some of Nantes’ great mansions.

With this artwork, realized in 1987, François Morellet gives here a vision of the river. It is this link to the Loire river that we wanted to valorize by integrating this artwork in the Estuaire trail.

— From the same artist : De temps en temps.