Marylène Malbert, curator
BOÎTE À MIRACLES
May 17 - June 1, 2013
Tuesday - Saturday
02:00 pm - 07:00 pm
Thursday, May 16, 2013
06:00 pm - 09:00 pm
in the presence of the artist
Made in Town
Discovering a letter from Le Corbusier addressed to Albert Camus, in which the architect explained being "inhabited by the idea of a Boîte à Miracles [Miracle Box]", Hugues Decointet decides to interpret this schema which has for a long time been a part of his work.
Devoid of the "traditional threads of theater" but containing "the possibility of therein of producing miracles," the "Boîte à Miracles" is at its heart the exposition of Hugues Decointet himself. It contains – conceals? – the elements and tools that in turn permit the introduction of other works, presented in concert around the Boîte.
Invited by Made in Town to this atelier devoted to fabrication, the artist here will deploy from this emblematic piece a fragment of the larger retrospective, which interrogates questions of scale, projection, and ornament with a selection of models and preparatory elements from his films and monumental installations.
Alessandro Piangiamore is an Italian artist from Rome. He won in 2015 the sixteenth edition of Premio Cairo in Milan, which rewards Italian art.
For the launch of Élégance de la Révolte – a timeless line of coats and waistcoats made upon request – Made in Town is turning into a cutting workshop for a few weeks. The workshop puts manufacturing at the forefront, as it unveils the tailor’s gestures, sharpens tools and highlights the know-how handling these tools to transform materials with brilliant craftsmanship.
In order to promote the know-how and the characteristics of La Rochère glass factory, located in Passavant-la-Rochère in the French department of Haute-Saône, Made in Town conducted a series of four short videos shot in the heart of the company's workshops.