Jean-François D’Or is a designer. The Maison des Arts is close to his studio. He knows the story. He presented his work in 2010. The MDA was looking for a commissioner who could understand the place as a living space, with a different look at these pieces entrusted to the artists; a house soon under construction, redevelopment. The last major exhibition before the restoration work.He proposed the interpretation of a duality between a state and a material: fragility and clay. The earth in all its forms, brick, tiles, earthenware. The land that will take possession of the precious soil, walls and salons.Through the correctness and delicacy of the artistic proposals, it expresses their complementarity and new encounters and dialogues between people from different backgrounds: ceramist, plastic artist, photographer, designer, writer, video artist, sculptor, choreographer, musician.
Jean-François D’Or combines subtle and delicate ties with artists and designers. The installations he has chosen, the videos, the usual or audible objects, the dishes, will upset the uses of the place with a great variety of proposals. The exhibition will bring together more political, everyday, and offbeat work. Fragility of the earth, our fragility also. Clay becomes fragile.
With : Dominique A, Francis Alÿs, Anonymes, Lucie Beck, Laetitia Bica, Jorge Méndez Blake, Nicolas Bovesse, Andrea Branzi, Benedetto Bufalino, Raphaël Charles, Pierre Charpin, Judicaël Cornu, Frédérique Ficheroulle, Bernard Gigounon, Joël Grare, Atelier Lachaert Dhanis, Hugo Meert, Louis de Limburg Stirum, Joëlle Tuerlinckx, Roeland Tweelinckx, MDA collection.
Read More about Roeland Tweelinckx.