Fifteen pavilions have been set up in the exhibition’s fifteen participating municipalities. Each pavilion takes the form of one or two containers, creating a gallery space. Artists have been invited to produce or display a work which will form a part of this setting in close relation with the chosen site, entering into dialogue with the other artistic projects to form an alternative museum in the landscape.
Each gallery has invited a cultural institution in the Basse-Normandie, Haute-Normandie and the Île-de-France regions to contribute to this collective dynamic by presenting works of contemporary art which revisit the basis of impressionism through the topic of water.
The MéPIC containers, containing or the content of the work, have been placed at the artists’ disposal. They are a reminder of the industrial history and present-day reality of the Caen region and provide an ephemeral structure in keeping with the logic of the site, making people forget the intimidating aspect of museums.