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.
In 1988, Maryline Bellieud-Vigouroux created the Institut Mode Méditerranée, which will be renamed Maison Méditerranéenne des Métiers de la Mode (MMMM) in 2010. It brings to light and supports young fashion designers based in the Mediterranean area and helps them to become entrepreneurs.
For its third edition, Made in Town chose Paris to organize a one-month temporary atelier. Staging a collection of hand-made shirts for men and women crafted by Antonella Fustini, a passionate Italian shirtmaker based in Paris.
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.