Since 2021, the ‘Entretiens sur l’art’ series, curated by critic Jill Gasparina, has been building up a formidable collection of artists‘ words over the past 20 years, carefully examining the materiality and conditions of emergence of the guest artists’ works.

There are lessons to be learned from the place where Vidya Gastaldon lives and works, a very isolated old farmhouse perched at an altitude of 1000m on the outskirts of a small village in the Ain department, France. It’s a place where the natural landscape takes on considerable importance, encouraging contemplation of the earth and sky and silent wonder. It’s also a plateau where the inhabitants have developed powerful forms of solidarity and collective commitment.