Marion Baruch gives pride of place to her function-free fabrics. Chosen for their colors and materials, the artist hangs and stretches them with a reflection on ecology and over-consumption linked to the world of fashion as a backdrop. The exhibition starts from the 60's until the 89's and the questioning of the artist as a brand.
The first contact with the fabric of Marion Baruch (born in 1929 in Timisoara, Romania) dates back to the 1970s. She sewed a black fabric into a geometric shape that she later took on in the streets of Milan. In a context of debate on the liberation of the body, particularly that of the women, wearing this cover-up dress that covers her completely, marks the beginning of her reflection on movement, body, face, identity, oneself. By taking hold of fabric and fashion, an economic world often reserved for men, Marion Baruch questions the links between the creative industry and art.
Today, in an ecological reflection and a debate on over-consumption, the artist collects in the streets of Le Sentier in Paris and in Italy, the remains of fashion factories' workshops. The defects of the fabrics, unusable scraps for the industry, become their strength. It is now their colors and their materials alone, out of any function, that make a new work possible. The artist touches and cuts them, and above all stretches and lets them hang, fill the void or draw it as if, paradoxically, all space could now be contained and revealed by these emaciated forms.
This proposal fits in with the season on fabric at Les Abattoirs.
In partnership with the Kunstmuseum Luzern.
With the support of the AG2R LA MONDIALE Corporate Foundation for Artistic Vitality.
Wednesday to Sunday from 12 to 6 pm
Nocturnal on Thursday until 8pm (except school vacations)
More information on the museum's website.