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Robert Wilson: Glass Works / Paris

  • Galerie Downtown François Laffanour 18 Rue de Seine Paris, Île-de-France, 75006 France (map)

François Laffanour presented Glass Works by Robert Wilson, from October 21st to November 19th 2016 at Galerie Downtown in Paris. This exhibition gathered a selection of glass artworks by Robert Wilson, made from 1994 to 2003 at the Centre International de Recherche sur le Verre et les Arts plastiques (CIRVA) in Marseille.

I like ceramics because I think it must be beautiful to work with clay and earth in one’s hands, but I much prefer glass. The heaviness and the lightness can be extreme. I like the strictness of the curved line as it is seen in geometry. There are only 2 lines: curved and straight. That is a part of classical construction: buildings/trees, protagonist/antagonist. Time for me is a line that goes from the center of the earth to the heavens. Space is a horizontal line. This cross is the basic architecture of everything. It is the stripe of Barnett Newman, a piano key being played, the drip of milk in a Vermeer painting, or Jesus Christ on a cross. Robert Mapplethorpe’s photographs are based on the vertical and the horizontal, or a triangle that can be drawn from the top center to the edges of the bottom.
— Robert Wilson

Gallery open Tuesdays through Saturdays, 10:30AM to 1PM and 2PM to 7PM

Earlier Event: October 20
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Later Event: October 21
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