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Alessandra Sanguinetti at the Aperture Gallery

Le Gendarme sur la Colline

Alessandra Sanguinetti – the winner of Immersion #2 – presents selected photographs from her journey across France. The book and exhibition Le Gendarme sur la Colline tell the story of an itinerant residency: an intuitive journey and its encounters, along a haphazard route. 

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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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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 #6

New horizons for New Settings

Now in its sixth year, New Settings presents an expanded format, encompassing a broad range of experimental performance works. The Fondation d’entreprise Hermès is supporting more artists than ever for the production and staging of their projects, with cultural institutions across the Paris region.  

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Over the Rainbow at La Grande Place

Looking beyond the clouds

Clouds and other meteorological phenomena take centre stage at the Musée du Cristal Saint-Louis, for a celebration of the poetry of weather. Devised by 49 Nord 6 Est - FRAC Lorraine, ‘Over the Rainbow’ presents an iconoclastic weather report, de-mythologising the contemporary art scene with a fresh, cross-disciplinary approach.

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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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