“L’héritage des secrets”: a series of exhibitions at La Grande Place

7 Feb 2018
7 Jan 2019
Thu Van Tran
Thu Van Tran, preliminary images of the exhibition "Une place au soleil", ('A place in the Sun') 2018 © Åsa Lundén
Thu Van Tran
Thu Van Tran, preliminary images of the exhibition "Une place au soleil", ('A place in the Sun') 2018 © Courtesy of the artist and Meessen De Clercq, Brussels
Thu Van Tran
Thu Van Tran, preliminary images of the exhibition "Une place au soleil", ('A place in the Sun') 2018 © Thu Van Tran
Thu Van Tran
Thu Van Tran, preliminary images of the exhibition "Une place au soleil", ('A place in the Sun') 2018 © Thu Van Tran
Exposition Overlay d'Hippolyte Hentgen à La Grande Place
"Overlay" at La Grande Place, 2017 © Hippolyte Hentgen - Courtesy Semiose Galerie
"Overlay" à La Grande Place, 2017
"Overlay" at La Grande Place, 2017 © Camille Roux
"Overlay" à La Grande Place, 2017
"Overlay" at La Grande Place, 2017 © Camille Roux
In 2018 and 2019, the Foundation invites the Synagogue de Delme contemporary art centre in Moselle to create a series of exhibitions at La Grande Place, Musée du Cristal Saint-Louis. This series, “L’héritage des secrets”, features three solo exhibitions anchored in the unique world of crystal and the centuries-long history of the workshop.

Following partnerships with the Centre Pompidou-Metz and 49 Nord 6 Est – Frac Lorraine, the Synagogue de Delme is the third Lorrain cultural institution to create a series of exhibitions at La Grande Place, Musée du Cristal Saint-Louis. Marie Cozette, the director of the Synagogue de Delme, has invited artists to discover the Cristallerie and to produce works infused with its atmosphere.

The first exhibition of the series, by artist duo Hippolyte Hentgen – Gaëlle Hippolyte (France, 1977) and Lina Hentgen (France, 1980) – imagines a panorama that reflects the scale of the site. The pair’s work integrates specially conceived crystal objects, and colours created by the addition of metal oxides to waste material originally destined for recycling or disposal. The tile of the exhibition, “Overlay”, is itself drawn from a technique used in the manufacture of crystal since the mid-19th century. 

The second exhibition of the series, “Une place au soleil” (“A Place in the Sun”) reveals an ensemble of poetically charged works. Thu-Van Tran (Vietnam, 1979), whose family settled in France in 1981, is marked by two cultural and geographic zones that are both distant and historically linked to one another. Alternating between photograms and sculptures in hevea and crystal, Thu-Van Tran’s installation explores the meanders of personal and collective memory, and the effects of distance and displacement.

Disciplines
Visual arts
Lieu
La Grande Place
Saint-Louis-lès-Bitche
France
The Foundation invites the Synagogue de Delme contemporary art centre to create a series of exhibitions at La Grande Place, Musée du Cristal Saint-Louis.
This series, “L’héritage des secrets” (“The Heritage of Secrets”), features three solo exhibitions anchored in the unique world of crystal.
Thu-Van Tran presents an ensemble of poetically charged works.

Informations

Exhibitions dates
  • Thu-Van Tran, "Une place au soleil" from 12/07/2018 to 04/02/2019
  • Hippolyte Hentgen, "Overlay", from 07/02/2018 to 18/06/2018

 

Practical information

La Grande Place, Musée du Cristal Saint-Louis, France 

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