Jean Lurçat exhibition
Scenography: WILMOTTE & ASSOCIÉS ARCHITECTES
Set design for the "Au seul bruit du soleil - Jean Lurçat" exhibition at the Galerie des Gobelins in Paris.
To mark the fiftieth anniversary of Jean Lurçat's death, in 2016 the Mobilier nationale, in partnership with the Fondation Jean et Simone Lurçat and the Académie des beaux-arts, is presenting the artist's tapestries in the first major exhibition in Paris since 1958.
The scenography was inspired by Jean-Michel Wilmotte’s discovery of Jean Lurçat’s studio in the 14th arrondissement of Paris, a house-studio designed by André Lurçat, the artist’s younger brother. The exhibition is the result of a meeting between the architect of our time and the multidisciplinary artist who left his mark on twentieth-century art. The works are presented in a private setting.
The exhibition is divided into different levels of discovery. The first rooms contain paintings, photographs and furniture from the Art Deco movement. The scenography becomes more discreet in the following rooms, where some of Jean Lurçat’s masterpieces are on display. The intervention is only supportive, to magnify the works.