Exposition : « Craft Art signatures of territories »
This is undoubtedly the exhibition not to be missed this month in Paris! Imagine taking a second trip for a trip to the heart of 13 French regions just to discover their know-how. A pleasure of discovery which I could visit in preview for you. Here are 5 good reasons to plan this visit this weekend. (or until April 21st!)
1 – The Place: Direction to les Gobelins – Galerie du Mobilier National
I think this exhibition could not take place elsewhere, right? True emblems of the prestige and the French tradition, the services of the national furniture and the manufactures of Goblins work for the support and the conservation of the French know-how. From the entrance I loved this magisterial side !
And then you will immediately appreciate the work of Atelier Emmanuel Barrois. It is while restoring the stained glasses of the cathedrals that the artist had the idea to use glass as architecture. This wave is a real technical feat !
2 – A lot of discoveries of course !
Lace from Puy or Calais, silk from Lyon, watch franche-comtoise, stained glass from Loire, ceramics from Sèvres, porcelain from Limoges, tapestry from Aubusson. In short, the list is long and the road lined with French excellence! Here are some achievements that I greatly appreciated…
Starting with À commencer par les Poteries d’Albi.
” France is a country a little apart. We have an exceptional selection of Craft Art !”
Hervé Lemoine, director of mobilier national.
Surprenante ! La visite continue avec les robes Louise Dupin de la Région Occitanie.
Ava dress, Méry lace, lace from Calais Caudry – Atelier Emelia
” The question about transmission is a real subject of future for all the Crafts .”
Hedwige Sautereau Gronier – Responsable for Mécénat Culturel of the Fondation Bettencourt Scheller.
Illustration du travail d’artisans d’art entre tradition et modernité. Ce tapis en laine de la Fabbrica design représente la région Corse. Un peu plus loin l’Occitanie propose ce “Cocon” de Soie Sericyne en 3D !
Illustration of the work of craftsmen between tradition and modernity. This Fabbrica design wool rug represents the Corsican region. A little further Occitanie offers this “cocoon” Sericyne Silk in 3D!
3 – Unexecpted pieces !
Like this huge heritage boat that animates the second room of the exhibition. A magnificent illustration of the craft cabinetmaker. Combining ancestral know-how and modernity, Guip’s shipyard teams are internationally renowned !
The Pays de la Loire presents a reconstruction of a medieval Clavicymbalum. The opportunity to discover the craft business of harpsichord and spruce.
Direction of the Ile-de-France region with this Fender parchment guitar from the Bettenfeld-Ronseblum workshop, gulder and gilder art, this oboe signed Marigaux Paris and this brass chandelier made by the teams of Mydriaz, ironworkers .
4 – My regional favorite !
What is fun in this kind of exhibition is that everyone will have a little crush on seeing his native region, that of his grandparents or his traditional holidays. For my part, go to Lorraine! These two beautiful pieces showcase the know-how of Emaux Longwy (To go behind the scenes of its manufacture, click here!) And Manufacture Pierre Counot Blandin which provides the most beautiful Parisian palaces
5 – The birthday celebration !
The exhibition is also an opportunity to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the title of Master of Art, with a remarkable series of black and white photographs by the young Edouard Elias. You will find very large formats all along the walls mixed with video reports. Maps of the territories also inform visitors.
You will understand, I liked everything! The exhibition is a pleasure to discover our crafts and excellence. I’ll let you discover more at the Mobilier National – Gobelins Gallery – 42 Avenue des Gobelins, Paris 13. Enjoy your visit !
This exposition is porposed by Institut National des Métiers d’Art in partnership with Mobilier National and with the support of Fondation Bettencourt-Schueller.
Article in collaboration with Institut National des Métiers d’Art (INMA)
Texte et photos : Jessica Lia @thefrenchmakers