Opening Ceremony of Robert Wilson’s Glass Works exhibition

Galerie Downtown François Laffanour


At the inauguration last Thursday of Robert Wilson’s Glass Works exhibition, presented from October 21 to November 5 at the Downtown Gallery by François Laffanour, which brought together former minister Jack Lang, journalist Marie Kalt (editor-in-chief), AD) and the designer Martin Szekely among an art-loving and connoisseur public, the voluptuous curves of glass vases made at the Centre International de Recherche sur le Verre et les Arts plastiques (CIRVA) in Marseille intrigued by their deceptive simplicity. We knew Robert Wilson through his collaborations in the world of theatre and music, but it is through his artistic career that we find him here with Glass Works, a selection of glass vases and study on this material that is not so easy to tame. Designed by the artist and manufactured between 1994 and 2003 by CIRVA’s master blowers including Lino Tagliapietra, these glass objects are a discreet and continuous dialogue between ancestral know-how, the essence of the object repeatedly repeated and the artist himself. By highlighting the interaction of his favourite matter with external elements, Wilson demonstrates how alive and meaningful this matter is.

Photos: Thomas Michard
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