Logo  27 avril - 23 août 2015

   Espace Fondation EDF
6, rue Récamier
75007 Paris

 A l'occasion du dixième anniversaire de la disparition du sculpteur belge
 Pol Bury (1922-2005), l’exposition réunit en quelques 80 oeuvres le parcours
 singulièrement inventif de l’un des pères de l’art cinétique et de la sculpture
Un demi-siècle de création y est représenté : sculptures, installations, fontaines, BIJOUX, maquettes, photographies, films d’archives…




Precious VE7 fevrier - 23 août 2015

From Pablo Picasso to Jeff Koons, from Fausto Melotti to Daniel
Spoerri, from Yoko Ono to Fabrizio Plessi, from Louise Bourgeois
to Damien Hirst, from Lucio Fontana to Anish Kapoor. They are
just a few of the more than one hundred names of modern and
contemporary art gathered together to unveil his own face less
known: that of artists of jewelry, whose creations have the
valence of amazing works of art are often unknown to the general
After stopping in Roubaix, New York, Athens, Valencia, Miami
and Seoul, the incredible collection gathered over the years by
Diane Venet, Parisian collector of origin and New Yorker by
adoption wife of renowned artist Bernar Venet, arrives for the first time in Italy with Precious - from Picasso
to Koons.
One hundred and fifty jewels, the collection to complete, with some of the works have never been exhibited
before, which tell a different approach to art from what we usually observe and transform the main floor of
the iconic, brand new A + VITRARIA Glass Museum.
VITRARIA Glass + A Museum is a new museum that opened its doors in September 2014 in the heart of
Venice, between the Academy and the Zattere: it has an interdisciplinary approach where "Glass" expresses
the contamination of this element with art, design, architecture, new technologies, fashion ...
and "A +" states the aspiration of the Museum to expand its looking very well, affording an area of freedom
and exhibition presenting itself as a platform to meet and exchange for artists, designers, creative industry:
the freedom to explore the '' Other ', investigating, in this case, another applied art such as jewelery - so similar glass art.
Jewels that are works of art in all respects, because by the greatest contemporary artists, often unique pieces, sometimes very limited editions that remain in distinctive unequivocal and attributable to the signature style of each "teacher". Precious we will discover a new point of view the location of many of the most famous artists in the world since the second half of the twentieth century to the present.
Each jewel, conceived as a work of wearable art, contains a story and was created by the artist with a particular person in mind: perhaps this aspect of "intimate" to make it even more fascinating.
The double meaning of this exhibition starts right from its title: Precious not only because it refers to very rare and precious art objects, but also to works that hold a strong symbolic content and personal, often the source of creation.
Diane Venet says that her collection was born on the day that her husband, the French artist Bernar Venet, squeezed her left ring around a thin stick of silver as a wedding ring, which was followed by pins and bracelets, each one corresponding to a new concept in his artistic activity.
The collection has grown over time, rallying friends and artists such as César, which squeezed bracelets and pendants family Venet to give it new life, or Chamberlain, who gave Diane her very first jewel, a brooch and crumpled aluminum painted . Sometimes artists have refused the request, to engage in the challenge at a later time, as in the case of Frank Stella, tempted from experiencing their own language on a different scale and with different constraints.
Many jewelry came after investigations, meetings, trips taken to track down rare pieces. All are the result of an interplay between life stories and art history.

Palazzo Barbarigo Nani Mocenigo
Dorsoduro 960 - Venise (Italie)
Vaporetto: Accademia




Kcho Roma  KCHO "Via crucis"
 Palazzo della Cancelleria de Rome (Italie)
 3 mai - 3 juin 2014

“Approda” (e questo verbo non è casuale) nelle sale del rinascimentale Palazzo romano della Cancelleria, appartenente  alla Santa Sede, Kcho, l’artista cubano che del viaggio in mare, visto sotto l’aspetto più drammatico, quello dei migranti contemporanei, ha fatto la cifra immediatamente riconoscibile della sua opera. Il mare, parte del Dna di chi è nato in un’isoletta a sud di Cuba, è sempre stato un tema  dominante nei lavori di Alexis Leiva Machado, il cui pseudonimo, Kcho, deriva dal soprannome affettuoso, cacho/piccolo, datogli dal padre. Intorno alla distesa marina si è sviluppato l’immaginario di un artista, venuto alla ribalta giovanissimo, nel 1992, appena conclusi gli studi accademici, con un’esposizione al Museo di belle arti dell’Avana. Il mare di Kcho, però, si rivela ben lontano dagli stereotipi, dall’idea romantica o esotica spesso associatagli: è piuttosto un luogo terribilmente concreto e insieme metafisico, legato all’idea della sofferenza e della precarietà umane…