Xavier de Richemont, First Outdoor Video Art Projection in the United States
In the spring of 2014 San Antonians, South Texans, national and International visitors will be captivated by an amazing video art installation by renowned French artist Xavier de Richemont. This extravaganza will be shown on the magnificent façade of San Fernando Cathedral at Main Plaza, “the heart of the city”.
There are only four Colonial Plazas left in the United States, they are in California, New Mexico, Arizona and Texas. Main Plaza of San Antonio is the only one that remains with a Cathedral.
Xavier de Richemont, Video|Art Work to be unveiled, Spring 2014
MAIN PLAZA CONSERVANCY with the generous support of public and private Institutions and individuals, is proud to present the first outdoor video|art work installation of Xavier de Richemont in the United States in the spring of 2014.
Xavier de Richemont, is a world wide known painter - video artist. His current public installations can be seen in France, Germany, Spain, Morocco, Mexico and Canada and soon to be seen in San Antonio, Texas!
•Scheduled to be unveiled Spring 2014.
•Video to cover more than 6,750 sqft of light, color and narrative projection.
•Video|Art work projected on the majestic façade of San Fernando Cathedral at Main Plaza.
•More than 15 minutes of video and customized State-of-the-Art surround sound.
•Free and Open to the public for the duration of ten years.
•Historical content of San Antonio Settlers and its development. A must see video|art installation for residents, South Texans, national and international San Antonio visitors.
Main Plaza - a destination
Main Plaza will definitely be the place to go. Learn and enjoy a magnificent world class event with historical content and fabulous state of the art HD projection and surround sound by renowned French artist Xavier de Richemont.
San Fernando Cathedral with its distinctive architecture and an extraordinary façade, will be an open canvas for this amazing Video|Art Work for the City’s urban core, Main Plaza “The Heart of the City”.
More than 15 minutes of an amazing video of light, color and sound.
A great educational experience for our children as well as for the whole family, residents, South Texans, national and international visitors
Reconnecting residents and visitors with our glorious past, this wonderful cultural attraction will expand and increase the economic development of downtown San Antonio.
Xavier de Richemont BIO
Xavier de Richemont is a French Painter born in 1959 in Algeria. He lives and works in Paris (France).
He studied painting at the National School of Art in Aix-in-Provence (France).
Xavier de Richemont designs monumental video installations all around the world. He just opened the “Gran Museo de Mundo Maya” (Merida, Mexico) with a major work about the Mayan World. He has done many Contemporary Video Art Works world wide and now, this new project in the United States.
He is currently preparing a major intervention on the pyramids of Chichen Itza in 2013 in Yucatan, Mexico and for the archeological sites of Tulum and Xochicalco. His artwork also brings him on the borders of the Caucasus Mountains where he is preparing an important installation for a new Azeri museum in Baku, Azerbaijan.
He mixes abstraction and narration with music in a very personal way and imposes a new manner of writing with this contemporary medium.
His knowledge of the stage and his experience as a painter makes him one of the video artists most in demand in the World.
Education - 1982 Diploma ENSBA (Ecole Nationale Superiore des Beaux-Arts d’ Aix-in-Provence) Section Painting with honors.