Back to overview

Exposition

Opening : Le textile ne rouille pas

Thursday
13
June 2024
  • Galerie
18:00
GRATUIT 0
Buy tickets

The Botanique team is pleased to announce the opening of the exhibition ‘Le textile ne rouille pas’ by the tapestry/textile art section of ARBA-esa.
Artists: Luca Lecasble, Melissa Leconte, Saturne Manfredi, Rose Lefebvre, Léa Sommet, Romy Peleton and Julia Ben Moussa.

The exhibition will be on view at the Galerie on Thursday 13 June 2024.

When

Thu. 13 Jun, 2024

Where

  • Galerie

Doors

18:00

Organiser

Botanique
©Sarah Jackson

©Sarah Jackson

Luca Lecasble :

Triton is said to live in the currents of the rivers of Central Europe. He spends his days swimming, collecting shells and pebbles, weaving them into his house. He fulfils his solitary existence as best he can. Taurus drinks from the eternally cool river. Does he notice the eyes that never leave him? Is he aware that between two whirlpools, our young Triton is falling in love? The Drowning of Triton and Taurus is a myth that I imagined and that has been with me for two years. My work is a narrative exploration, a search for a way of conveying a story through a process that, because of its temporality, immerses me in my story for several years. Each gesture leads to the slow birth of my characters, from Triton's inordinate love for Taurus, leading him to confuse sacrifice with selfishness. With this installation, I invite you to discover this myth in which I am already drowning.

Melissa Leconte :

Guided by an attraction to the lines (strokes, traces, grids, wefts) that surround me, I began to orient my work around this question: How do lines cross, superimpose and intertwine to become surfaces? Over time, the lines became threads and the surfaces became textiles. So, to understand them, I unravel, knot, superimpose, reweave, decorate, accumulate and trace. These are all gestures that help me to understand how things fit together. As part of a multidisciplinary research approach, I extend my work to other media such as printmaking and ceramics.

Saturne Manfredi :

My work focuses on mourning and loss. Our dead accompany us every day through trinkets, images and places, and this is what inspires me to create objects on the borderline between the dead and the living. My research began with the mourning for my Nonno, who died in 2012. To lessen the distance between our two temporalities, I draw on the landscape photos he took in the early 2000s in Italy, his country of origin, and then merge our two views through textile mediums. I try to create a nostalgic, contemplative atmosphere in my work, using the scenography to evoke intimate spaces such as the office or the bedroom.

Rose Lefebvre :

Ever since I was a child, I've been in the habit of observing nature in all its minutiae, only to see it deteriorate later on: forests razed to the ground, a decline in biodiversity, etc. The result is a reflection on our unbalanced relationship with animals and plants, which is tending towards domination due to global capitalism. The result is a reflection on our unbalanced relationship with animals and plants, which is tending towards domination due to global capitalism. This is the case with animals in zoos, reduced to mere entertainment objects that I depict as toys. In my various works, I also show a fragile and weakened nature, eaten away by what looks like mould, a metaphor for our harmful activity on Earth.

Lea Sommet :

Fascinated by the shapes and colours that nature gives us to observe, my artistic practice now focuses on marine flora and fauna. Difficult to grasp for many reasons, I want to make this mysterious universe more accessible. With the help of archives, plastic, graphic, photographic and scientific research, I recreate textile landscapes in the manner of a diorama, sometimes with a scientific allure. I use recycled materials and play with shapes, colours and materials to create a sensitive experience for the viewer. Did you know that only 1/3 of marine space has been discovered? What if we imagined the remaining 2/3?

Romy Peleton :

The plant world has always inspired art, whether in painting, sculpture, architecture or even tapestry! This wild nature has freely invaded our spaces, just like my imagination. Thanks to my technical and botanical research, I've tried to translate my fascination for wild flowers with their bewitching colours, through my production of bobbin lace, frivolity, tapestries, embroidery and sewing. It was only natural that they should feature in my creations. This is why my artistic approach exposes these wild flowers in all their complexity and aims to highlight the beauty of a free plant world.

Julia Ben Moussa :

A Moroccan and French artist, originally from Casablanca, I work around my fragmented identity and the paradoxes that this entails. My practice serves as a platform for introspection, inviting contemplation on the perpetual search for belonging and the challenges of existing in-between. The gesture and the trace are present, we perceive them, we imagine them, we live them. Textiles allow me to mend the broken links linked to family transmission around a lost Amazigh heritage. Through rituals, I begin a search for decolonisation of myself and the places I occupy, enabling me to create spaces of protection and sacred spaces of recollection. My work refers to a material and immaterial memory, to the conservation of the inert through ritualisation and therapeutic rites.

 

Thursday
13
June 2024
GRATUIT 0
Buy tickets