Painting for Living
PAINTING FOR LIVING
March 7 - April 5, 2013
Tuesday - Saturday
02:00 pm - 07:00 pm
Made in Town
Made in Town presents La Loi des Séries (limitées) which assembles a selection of objects, accessories and clothes – unique or numbered pieces – produced by artisans, artists and designers.
Painting for Living is a collection of scarves in silk, hand-painted by artist Karina Bisch who explores the frontier between art and design.
Like the artistic movements at the end of the 19th century (Arts & Crafts and WIlliam Morris come to mind) and the avant-garde of the 1920-30s, especially Adolf Loos, Malévitch, and even Sonia Delaunay, the work of Karina Bisch blurs the line between fine arts and applied arts, experimenting with diverse forms: painting, sculpture, installation, objects, costumes, accessories.
Asserted or radically denied, stylized or revisited, the "decorative" is a determining concept in modern discourse. Painting for Living multiplies the hand and stages them on the surface of brightly-colored scarves. The motif here is the hand-made, symbolized by the representation of the same hand that made it: that of the artist.
A song of gestures, this hand is also the one who establishes the link between art and artisan, between a painting on silk and painted-silk. Each of the two formats offers a dozen diverse compositions, rendering each piece unique.
Mapp’Rando was created by three young entrepreneurs from the Tarn region. The objective is to attract hikers by giving them all the informations about pedestrian, cycling or equestrian trails in the same area.
On the occasion of the launch of the inaugural issue of Comment Section, Made in Town invites the young Parisian publishing house Holoholo to presente the genesis of this project and its particular principles – writing, graphic design, and publishing – put in place by this artistic collective for the conception and production of these periodical reviews.
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.