The Lace Review
First stage: Shanghai
WORLD TOURING EXHIBITION
THE LACE REVIEW
200 years of Leavers lace in Calais and Caudry
14 ultimate French lace-makers
From 22nd March to May 1st 2018
from 10 am to 6 pm
MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART (MoCA)
Gate 7 People’s Park
231 West Nanjing Road
The first stage of touring exhibition The Lace Review, that brings together the 14 last manufactures of Leavers lace still operating in Calais and Caudry, is held from March 22nd to May 1st 2018 at the Museum of Contemporary Art (MoCA) of Shanghai.
The Lace Review exposes to the Chinese public the technical specificities that make the richness and uniqueness of this essential material in the fields of fashion and lingerie. A true cultural exception, the technique of weaving Leavers lace - which combines elegance, engineering and creativity - has marked the territory’s economic activity and imagination since its invention more than 200 years ago.
This first stage is co-produced by Bang Communications and takes place in the heart of Shanghai at MoCA, the first private museum in China dedicated to the promotion of Chinese or international contemporary art and design. It hosts exhibitions about the great names of Western fashion, design and luxury such as Dior, Chanel, Ferragamo or Marimekko.
Charlotte von Poehl’s work is informed by the history of design and by minimal art; it oscillates between art and life, between usefulness and aesthetics, while questioning the space, the lighting and the architecture of the room it occupies. The piece she has created in collaboration with Woven Studio for the exhibition entitled “Patchworks” at the Skissernas Museum – Museum of Artistic Process and Public Art eloquently testifies to how open her practice is to other fields of creation.
In order to promote the know-how and characteristics of the tapestry from Aubusson, the county town of the French region of Creuse, Made in Town conducted a series of three documentary videos at the request of the International City of the Tapestry and Woven art, in partnership with l’Institut français de la mode and with the support of the Fondation d’entreprise Hermès.