THE LABYRINTH OF PASSIONS . LOEWE CRAFT PRIZE
MUSÉE DES ARTS DÉCORATIFS . PARIS . FRANCE
The Loewe Foundation Craft Prize seeks to acknowledge and support international artisans of any age or gender who demonstrate an exceptional ability to create objects of superior aesthetic value. By identifying work that reinterprets existing knowledge to make it relevant today while reflecting its maker’s personal language and distinct hand, the Loewe Foundation aims to highlight the continuing contribution of craft to the culture of our time.
Inspired by themes of love and loss present in Oscar Wilde’s De Profundis, this large-scale wall sculpture of the artist Joël Andrianomearisoa appears almost phantasmal. Strips of black silk paper, laboriously adhered edge-wise, appear to dance and reflect light despite their darkness.
Here is the link to the digital exhibition.