In a collaboration between myFINBEC and Chateau Belcastel, we present a new exhibition called "LEGEND". This is the story of how seven international artists are retelling and revitalizing the rich history of this medieval war castle through their art. This chateau was built back in the ninth century, in the most picturesque village of the French countryside. These artists were selected for their visual storytelling abilities, the concept behind this exhibition is for the artists to select characters and scenes from the many legends that surround this chateau and the surrounding area. Legends of the supernatural, a love tryst that ends in murder, thieves and bandits, lost treasure, feral childen raised in the woods like an animal and other magnificent stories.
One such legend is that of the White Lady of Chateau Belcastel. In the year 1452, Alzias de Saunhacs II, Ecuyer Baron de Belcastel married the young and beautiful Cécile de Vernhes. Alzias later went off on a long journey and when he returned back home he found his wife in the royal boudoir with another man. In an uncontrollable rage, Alzias threw her out the window to her death. The lover then attacked Alzias with a sword, inflicting him with a mortal wound that caused his death a few days later on November 2nd, 1488. Even now, many men staying in the castle have sworn that they have heard a woman calling out to them by name in the she remains just around the corners, whispering, and mysteriously heard only by men.
The artists will create a series of murals on the castle walls as well as art prints and original works of art for a large scale gallery exhibition inside the chateau. These artworks will collectively storyboard the many legends of Chateau Belcastel for all those that visit. Artist lineup for this 2021 edition of the LEGEND exhibition is Alexis Diaz, Etam Cru - Bezt, Inti, Herakut, Case Maclaim, Marco Mazzoni and Bom.K
For more info on this exhibition, see the Chateau Belcastel website