The So Craft area majestically highlights the works of Ateliers d’Art de France. Elizabeth Leriche’s exhibition is an invitation to discover inspirations that bring a singular creativity to the art of craft. Behind delicate, lightweight, white voile panels attached to a light wood structure, we stroll past a rich selection of contemplative objects in materials that have been metamorphosed by the skill of the craftsman. A photo exhibition documents their gestures in the workshops.The fluid, airy space is set up in four key sections. Pur Blanc (Pure White) pays tribute to the basic, calm simplicity of white transmitted through ceramics, porcelain or paper. Exercises in lightness and transparency bring a poetic voice to the fragility of glass, resin or textiles. A gradient of colour or softly tinted fabrics, ceramics and jewellery. In Ultra Black, ceramics, blackened wood, stoneware, stone and metal bring out the raw, primitive forces of the materials.
“The installation is like a blank page. I wanted to focus on the essence of each object as well as the process that brings it to life. This opens up a dialogue between the material and the time dedicated to crafting it, between the final creative production and the visitor,” explains Elizabeth Leriche.