14.05.2015 — 01.11.2015

Archi-Sculpture

Tribute to Tristan Fourtine

Jean Dubuffet, Dani Karavan, Jean-Paul Philippe

Villa Datris L’Isle-sur-la-Sorgue, France

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.

Villa Datris

7, avenue des Quatre Otages
84 800 L’Isle-sur-la-Sorgue − France
T +33 (0)4 90 95 23 70
info@villadatris.com

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Jean-Paul Philippe, Entre Terre et Ciel, 1989
Collection privée. Bruxelles, Belgique.

Travertin toscan
5,1 × 11 × 8 m
Jean-Paul Philippe, Entre Terre et Ciel… La Tour Méridienne (étude), 1989
Pencil and India ink on paper
26 × 19 in
Jean-Paul Philippe, Entre Terre et Ciel… La Tour Méridienne (étude), 1989
Pencil and India ink on paper
26 × 19 in
Jean-Paul Philippe, Entre Terre et Ciel… La Tour Méridienne (étude), 1989
Pen and India ink on paper
26 × 19 in
Group exhibition “Matter and Memory: The Patriarch’s Realm“, 2013
Realm presented at the gallery on the occasion of Jean-François Jaeger’s 90th Anniversary

Dani Karavan, maquette de l’Axe-Majeur
Photograph by Hervé Abbadie
Dani Karavan, Axe Majeur, 1980 in progress
Cergy-Pontoise, France

Environmental sculpture
© Studio Karavan