Chile in Paris

Exhibition  /  26 Oct 2018  -  17 Nov 2018
Published: 18.10.2018
Walka. Object: WALL series 1, 2017. Silver, copper and oxidation.. Photo by: Carlos Damanee. From series: Wall. Walka
Object: WALL series 1, 2017
Silver, copper and oxidation.
Photo by: Carlos Damanee
From series: Wall
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Following the masterly presence of the Chilean creation at Révélations, the international biennale of crafts and creation, in May 2017 and in view of their unprecedented project for the next edition in May 2019 at the Grand Palais, the exhibition Le Chili à Paris (Chile in Paris) in the Aterliers d'Art de France, you can see works made in six Chilean art workshops.

Artist list

Pascale Lehmann, Harna Marchant, Tere Marín, Lise Moller, Paola Moreno, Egon Muñoz, Walka
The intensity of this unique territory, nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Andean Cordillera, is shaped by the work of materials from the resources and history of the country. Braided algae, beef horn, precious metals, local wood, ceramics ... The resolutely contemporary pieces of 6 creators write a new page of the creation of Chile. In the heart of Paris, the Collection Gallery of Aterliers d'Art de France is the link of the art workshops of the world.

About the artist:
Tere Marín, ceramic, Santiago, Chile.
In 2005, she joined the Huara Huara workshop and participated in seminars with recognized ceramists, such as Akio Takamori, Rafa Pérez and Martha Pachón. In 2008, she formed the workshop Objeto de Arte ("Object of Art"), where she conducts research and experiments while giving courses in sandstone and porcelain.
Inspired by the microscopic world, she shows the most minute details of nature and places them at the center of everything. His work, which emerges from the mysteries of the cosmos, the sea and the sky, seeks to attain a beauty imperceptible to the naked eye.

Pascale Lehmann, ceramic, Santiago, Chile.
She studied design at the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile, which first led her to the world of textile design. His creative drive and the discovery of sandstone sculpture have led him to specialize in this area. In 2005, she joined the Huara Huara workshop.
Pascale proposes to observe how nature reinvents itself. She seeks the spontaneity of the natural, the gesture that accounts for the passage of time. Each form is unique and inimitable. Textures, colors and dimensions change. It is the intuition that directs his work: the material chosen acquires specific forms that move away from the original idea, favoring the spontaneous and the expressive.
His works are part of the permanent collection of the National Museum of Fine Arts of Chile.

Walka, cow horn, Santiago, Chile.
Walka is a contemporary jewelery workshop created in 2003 by Nano Pulgar and Claudia Betancourt, the third generation of a family dedicated to the production of craft horns. Their pieces have been exhibited at the New York Museum of Art and Design, the RMIT Gallery in Australia and the Academy of Fine Arts in New Zealand, among others.
Walka offers to innovate the crafts. His ambition is to experiment with traditional materials, to give them a new meaning and to create unique pieces. It is also space where experiences, creativity, art and contemporary design converge, and where each member is an integral part of the final work.

Paola Moreno, textile, Santiago, Chile.
Textile designer engaged in the study and experimentation of the material, Paola Moreno is a teacher in the Chair of Textile Art of the University of Chile. It belongs to the National Committee for Textile Conservation (CNCT) and is a member of Chile Crea Textil (CCT). His work is in private and private collections and has been the subject of articles in specialized journals.
Her work is the result of a duality between research and her work as a teacher. Paola introduced textile as a material in the field of contemporary arts, combining traditional and more experimental practices.

Lise Moller, Cochayuyo (seaweed), Santiago, Chile.
Lise Moller began her ceramic studies at Loughton College of Further Education and then at the London Borough of Waltham Forest. She went on to study drawing, sculpture, printmaking, art history and philosophy at the Institute of Contemporary Arts in London. She has also participated in ceramics workshops in the United States and Spain, and works as a professor of ceramics and sculpture in her private studio.
Cochayuyo is an edible seaweed found on the Chilean coasts. It gets closer to the coast and returns to the sea, in a movement back and forth leaving the traces of a material that wants to be discovered, but which curls up in protective forms. Flexibility, versatility and wildness are an integral part of Lisa Moller's work.

Egon Muñoz and Harna Marchant, Pucón Wood, Araucanía Region, Chile.
With more than 20 years of experience in woodworking, they have participated in several exhibitions and exhibitions nationwide, presenting their work in several regions of the country. They make decorative and utilitarian sculptures.
Their work begins with the recovery of native wood, found in the forests and rivers of the city of Pucón, two years before the development of the object itself. The wood is stored for several years in a dark place until the craftsman cuts it and begins to shape the piece. The work develops from the observation of nature and its forms, respecting the style of its own expression.
Piece by Pascale Lehmann..
Piece by Pascale Lehmann.

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Piece by Tere Marín..
Piece by Tere Marín.

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Piece by Lise Moller..
Piece by Lise Moller.

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Piece by Egon Muñoz..
Piece by Egon Muñoz.

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