15.06.2012 - 16.09.2012

I wish Blue could Be Water /
Echo of the Moon

vanessa safavi/ Luca Francesconi
project room n°10: capucine vandebrouck

Curated by Sophie Kaplan

These two exhibitions look into the extended practice of sculpture today, notably with regard to its materials: the actual raw materials, ranging from marble to plastic, and the cultural materials serving as an underpinning: popular art, literature, music, etc.

> I wish Blue could be Water, Vanessa Safavi
Young Swiss artist Vanessa Safavi has chosen this title, with its mix of the utopian and the concrete, for a group of works speculating about the concepts of order and chaos, nature and culture, the primitive and the civilized. Exploring a wide range of materials, formats and media, her works find their overall consistency in the tension, as organic as it is conceptual, that springs up between material and subject. Alongside recent pieces, the exhibition presents works especially created for the occasion: big geometrical sculptures, coloured ceramics, drawings on plexiglas, etc.

> Echo of the Moon, Luca Francesconi
The moon is the poetic, symbolic and very real point of focus of the exhibition Echo of the Moon. Offering the visitor an experience both metaphysical and aesthetic, Luca Francesconi presents a brand new group of three-dimensional works, spatial explorations and physical and temporal interconnections.In exhibition rooms, lightning is thought in order to obtain various qualities of dimness from near undetectable to very pronounced. In this way the viewer's perception of the show evolves according to the passing of time.

+ Project Room n°10
The Project Room is occupied by Capucine Vandebrouck, a young graduate of the School of Decorative Arts in Strasbourg. Like Vanessa Safavi and Luca Francesconi, she is pursuing a sculptural practice centred on its materials' possibilities and limitations – according to these experiments is set up a dialogue between action, gesture and the materials themselves.  

Luca Francesconi
vue d'ensemble Salle 1, 2012
courtesy de l'artiste