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.
At the West end of the city of Geneva, the meeting of the Rhône and the Arve rivers forms a triangle of land known as "The Junction". It is in this eccentic neighborhood, which sits at the border between nature and the city, that the Kugler Factory stands, a former industrial complex topped with a red brick chimney once devoted to foundry. Property of the City of Geneva since 1996, this former faucet and fittings factory today shelters the ateliers of numerous artists and designers and has become an associative space, a place of creative and artistic convergence.
The collection of clothing and textiles developed by French designer Cathy Amouroux in collaboration with Ereena's Indian workshops, specialists in "eri" silk, can be discovered exclusively at Made in Town.
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 six video interviews of French and European designers, who have integrated the know-how of the glass factory into their creations. Each in their own way, they mastered glass.