The Fondation d’entreprise Hermès presents the group exhibition Sables brûlants (Burning sands), featuring eight visual artists who have participated in the Foundation’s programme of residencies at the Cristallerie Saint-Louis between 2010 and 2019. The exhibition runs from May 19, 2021 to December 13, 2021, at La Grande Place, Musée du Cristal Saint-Louis.
“The exhibition Sables brûlants at La Grande Place, Musée du Cristal Saint-Louis, brings together the works produced in this unusual and exceptional setting. Surrounded by the mountains and primal forests of the Vosges that frame the Cristallerie, and plunged into the unique atmosphere of the foundry and workshops, the artists find themselves in a world apart where they are free to explore new creative directions. Works created by the artists in situ draw on wide-ranging experiments with the medium of crystal – its infinite possibilities, its vocabulary, and its limitations – and address their individual fascinations and themes of choice: the mystery of time (Atsunobu Kohira), light in its different states (DH McNabb), the history of art (Emmanuel Régent), ecology and science fiction (Guillaume Dénervaud), matter and space (Lucia Bru), the inherent defence in the female body (Marie-Anne Franqueville), the perception and materialisation of sound (Oliver Beer) and the geological history of matter (Olivier Sévère).” — Excerpt from text by Gaël Charbau, curator of exhibition
Oliver Beer, Artists’ Residencies 2012
Lucia Bru , Artists’ Residencies 2016
Guillaume Dénervaud, Artists’ Residencies 2019
Marie-Anne Franqueville, Artists’ Residencies 2013
Atsunobu Kohira, Artists’ Residencies 2011
DH McNabb, Artists’ Residencies 2015
Emmanuel Régent, Artists’ Residencies 2018
Olivier Sévère, Artists’ Residencies 2010
Cover image: Working with molten crystal at the Cristallerie Saint-Louis, 2016 © Tadzio.
Images courtesy Fondation d’entreprise Hermès.