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.
Plissés de France defines itself as an artisan-pleater. Innovator of unique pleating projects, halfway between artisanal creation and industrial production, the atelier is located in Ille-et-Vilaine and is involved from the early models through to the final fabrication, with a view towards creating in interface with contractors.
On the occasion of Paris Fashion Week for Winter 2013-14 ready-to-wear, Made in Town presents the work of Sylvio Giardina, Roman fashion designer.
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.