"Overlay", part of "L’Héritage des Secrets" at La Grande Place

7 Feb
16 Jun 2018
Exposition Overlay d'Hippolyte Hentgen à La Grande Place
"Overlay" at La Grande Place, 2017 © Hippolyte Hentgen - Courtesy Semiose Galerie
The Fondation d’entreprise Hermès has entrusted the Synagogue de Delme, a contemporary art centre in the department of Moselle, with the development of a new cycle of exhibitions at La Grande Place, Musée du Cristal Saint-Louis. "L’Héritage des Secrets" is a series of three individual exhibitions, befitting of this site steeped in centuries of history.

The previous exhibition cycles at La Grande Place have seen the Fondation d’entreprise Hermès team up with the Centre Pompidou-Metz and 49 Nord 6 Est – Frac Lorraine. Marie Cozette, director of the Synagogue de Delme, is at the helm of the latest thematic cycle, L’Héritage des Secrets, inspired by the artisan skills practiced at the site. The artists “allow themselves to be swept away by the atmosphere of the crystal works and produce works that reflect that singular universe through the diffraction of meaning, in much the same way as crystal diffracts the light that shines through it.” (Marie Cozette)

Gaëlle Hippolyte and Lina Hentgen, working together as Hippolyte Hentgen, specialise in work that incorporates collage, superposition, cutting and printing. For their exhibition at La Grande Place, the duo have dreamt up a panorama befitting the scale of the Cristallerie Saint-Louis. “A choral, visual installation that incorporates all the components that make up the universe of the crystal works: the shape of the tools, the surrounding natural environment, the colours of crystal created by the infusion of metal oxides...”

Overlay, the first exhibition of the cycle, is a homage to the multiple skills and techniques nurtured at the crystal works. Expertise that is passed down from generation to generation via a thorough process of initiation. Transmission in action.

Disciplines
Visual arts
Lieu
La Grande Place
Saint-Louis-lès-Bitche
France
For their exhibition at La Grande Place, the duo have dreamt up a panorama befitting the scale of the Cristallerie Saint-Louis.
Gaëlle Hippolyte and Lina Hentgen, working together as Hippolyte Hentgen, specialise in work that incorporates collage, superposition, cutting and printing.
Expertise that is passed down from generation to generation via a thorough process of initiation. Transmission in action.

Informations

Exhibition dates
  • Hippolyte Hentgen, Overlay, from 07/02 to 18/06/2018

Practical information

La Grande Place / Musée du Cristal Saint-Louis 
Rue Coëtlosquet 
57620 Saint-Louis-lès-Bitche
France 

Open daily
From 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., except Tuesdays (Closed on December 25 and January 1) 

Contact: +33 (0)3 87 06 40 04

Admission included at no extra cost with entry to the museum

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