Lockdown 2: The Château of Montsoreau – Museum of Contemporary Art opens a secret exhibition.


The Coronavirus crisis has led the French government once again to close cultural venues from 30 October 2020. This measure has silenced us and forced us to cancel our programme.

It amounts to an involuntary censorship of the cultural activity of the Museum.

A secret exhibition will open on the 13 November 2020 at the Chateau of Montsoreau – Museum of Contemporary Art.

There are at least two ways in which a Secret Exhibition might be held. One way is for an institution or gallery to arrange an exhibition both secluded from the public and unannounced. Another is for an exhibition to be secluded from a public to whom its existence is nevertheless announced.

As the Chateau de Montsoreau – Museum of Contemporary Art is an institution normally open to the public, it is appropriate that the existence of our secret exhibition should be made known.

The exhibition will be accessible neither to the general public nor to professionals.

Both the content of the exhibition and the names of the artists involved will be kept secret.

A catalogue will be published at a later date.

Exhibition curated in collaboration with Eric de Chassey, Director of the Institut National d’Histoire de l’Art.

Secret Exhibition
13.11.2020 – 02.02.2021
Chateau of Montsoreau – Museum of contemporary art