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Anastasia Douka in Residency at John Lobb

Channel Closer, Channel Opener, COLLANT, Portraits, 2017

Before her Residency with John Lobb in Northampton, artist Anastasia Douka could not have imagined the wealth of artisan skills that lie behind the shoes made by this English footwear brand. The resulting artworks are a testimony to her immersion among the craftsmen and women who deploy exceptional know-how on a daily basis.

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Arweider at La Grande Place

A encounter between two artists and the region’s crystal and glassworkers

Anne Deprez and Julie Luzoir spent ten months collecting the stories and memories of artisan crystal and glassworkers – the men and women adept with cutting wheels, hand ladles or blowing irons – for the group exhibition Arweider, devised with the Frac Lorraine (the regional fund for contemporary art).

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Bianca Argimon at the Holding Textile Hermès

West of Eden

During her residency at the Holding Textile Hermès, artist Bianca Argimon deconstructed a figurative design according to four colours, the stages involved in its printing, and its scale. The process, exploring the different skills involved in printing on silk, led her to illustrate this matrix in a play of translucent, super-imposed motifs.

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Lucia Bru at the Cristallerie Saint-Louis

(movidas), (aérocubes)

Clay, glass, porcelain, metal or paper are sculptor Lucia Bru’s materials of choice. During her Residency at the Cristallerie Saint-Louis, the Brussels-based artist engaged with the many facets of crystal, combining experimental techniques and confrontation with other materials.

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New Settings #7

An increasingly ambitious programme

True to form, New Settings #7 goes boldly along the road less travelled, with sixteen new productions whose creative inspiration is drawn from a range of artistic disciplines, each offering audiences an unprecedented, fertile theatrical experience at the intersection of diverse cultural practices.  

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Tris Vonna-Michell at La Verrière

Punctuations & Perforations

Sound-poet Tris Vonna-Michell unusually embraces silence for his solo show at La Verrière, preferring instead to concentrate on imagery. His photographs, films and installations adopt a rigorous, minimalist aesthetic while conveying an inherent sense of mystery, making him a natural candidate for the space’s Ballistic Poetry season.

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Know-how and transmission of skills

   
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Manufacto

The Skills Factory

Manufacto is a new programme from the Fondation d’entreprise Hermès: a skills factory aimed at raising young people’s awareness of opportunities in artisan trades. Beginning in late 2016, pilot classes will introduce participants to the world of artisanship, its raw materials, expertise, and the culture of the fine, hand-crafted object.

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Skills Academy #3

Metal

After wood and clay, metal is the focus of the third Skills Academy from the Fondation d’entreprise Hermès, under guest programme directors Normal Studio. Artisans, designers and engineers take part in a shared exploration of this core material, its specific spheres of expertise and its role in tomorrow’s world.

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