Dedicated to contemporary sculpture, the Villa Datris Foundation, located at L’Isle-sur-la-Sorgue in France, presents an exhibition paying tribute to Tristan Fourtine, architecte and co-founder of the Foundation. “Archi-Sculpture”, presented until November 1st, features two related arts: sculpture and architecture, which nourish one another and are shown in a theme-based presentation.
Architecture usually defies time using souvenirs, the evocation of ruins, or reinventions. Thus, Jean-Paul Philippe’s inner archaeologies define a new world, like his model in porphyry and wood entitled “Entre Ciel et Terre” (Between Heaven and Earth).
The notion of space is also invoked. Sculpture and architecture are both arts of the space and they bring to life by the intermediary of drawing, or the graphic line. The architect sees his drawing being shaped in space. The artist also sees the drawing emerging from paper and being shaped in space. We observe these sophisticated and refined lines embodied in the architectural models of Dani Karavan for the “Axe Majeur” or the related video entitled “L’Axe Majeur – Rencontre entre l’espace et le temps” (The Axe Majeur – an Encounter between space and time).
About a hundred of artworks are presented in the Villa and its garden, giving a rich overview of artists and architects that contributed to the dialogue between theses two arts.