Offbeat From Oscar Niemeyer's Volcano to ceramic ponds: Mai-Thu Perret, an artist inspired by Le Havre and architecture

12:25  25 october  2020
12:25  25 october  2020 Source:   francetvinfo.fr

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View Mai - Thu Perret ’ s artworks on artnet. Find an in-depth biography, exhibitions, original artworks for sale, the latest news, and sold auction prices. "The Swiss artist Mai - Thu Perret produces multidisciplinary, installation-based work that integrates socialist subject matter, feminist politics, and

The exhibition "Les Étangs" is presented at the Regional Center for Contemporary Art in the Norman city until 'on December 19, 2020.

  Du Volcan d'Oscar Niemeyer aux étangs de céramique : Mai-Thu Perret, une artiste inspirée par Le Havre et l'architecture © Provided by Franceinfo

With her name and her passion for architecture, the artist Mai-Thu Perret was predestined to exhibit one day in Le Havre. The Franco-Swiss visual artist is for the first time the guest of the contemporary art space Le Portique. She is exhibiting, until December 19, 2020, works specifically created for the occasion.

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Favorite for Niemeyer

When visiting Le Havre, Mai-Thu Perret was immediately seduced by the soul and the urban structure of the port city, amply rethought after the war by Auguste Perret. During her walks, she discovers the Volcano . This place of culture , built by Oscar Niemeyer and inaugurated in Le Havre in 1982.

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Voir plus d'idées sur le thème Architecture , Architecte, Oscar niemeyer . In 1951, modernist architect Oscar Niemeyer designed and built his own residence, Casa das Canoas, in Rio de Uma das obras-primas do arquiteto Oscar Niemeyer , o Complexo abriga o Museu de Arte da Pampulha, a

Oscar Niemeyer , the visionary architect behind Brasília and one of the grandfathers of An oversized sculpture of Oscar Niemeyer ' s hand protrudes from Le Volcan cultural centre © E Auguste Perret 's Église de St-Joseph pierces the Le Havre skyline © E. Tessier/Normandy Regional Tourist Board.

A major work of the famous Brazilian designer which inspires the young plastic artist. She then created for the Le Havre exhibition a white ceramic sculpture in resonance with the concrete original. "I said to myself that it was too stupid not to do the Niemeyer Volcano and it is rather obvious to show it here", says the plastic artist.

This work is part of an artistic continuity: Mai-Thu Perret has, in fact, produced other models of modern architecture, thus celebrating great masters such as Lina Bo Bardi or Katarzyna Kobro.

Ceramic ponds

On the first floor, visitors are invited to immerse themselves in a bath of colors. Ten large ceramic water lilies line the floor of the Portico, transforming the room into a vast imaginary body of water. Inspired by the famous giant water lilies, these large pieces summon the Amazon and its flora, vegetating the exhibition space, bringing nature into a place of culture. Mai-Thu Perret advocates artisanal know-how. "It was interesting to work with all this repressed in the history of art and the decorative," she explains.

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Architecture has always distinguished itself from other art forms because it plays a functional as well as an aesthetic role, offering shelter, of course, but also shaping our daily experiences. Architecture also leaves behind monuments to moments in time, signifying in stone, glass and steel the various

The journey continues with another universe, just as gentle. White leaves scattered on the floor provide the privacy of two large Japanese paper balls.

Between flora and concrete, night and day, the exhibition Les Étangs plays on oppositions. The cold of the North is replaced by the heat of the tropics.

"Les Étangs" by Mai-Thu Perret from Tuesday to Saturday from 9 am to 6 pm

Le Portique regional center of contemporary art of Le Havre

30 Rue Gabriel Péri

76600 Le Havre

09 80 85 67 82

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