An exhibition born Paper
Silk and paper are associated with China for millennia. The Belgian artist Isabelle de Borchgrave wanted to bring together in a new exhibition: paper tells the Silk Road. Not through a book, which has already been done many times, but by recreating the world of Paper Route, his privileged speech material. Step by step, she takes us to follow him on the road, but a personal way, revisited by his imagination. The visitor stops and not in reconstructions of places but in re-constructions -in paper- that evokes the road for the artist.
As Isabelle de Borchgrave, the visitor to the exhibition begins its journey in a library. He will meet several in his visit, introductory sas in the work of the artist, drawn from fantasy books, stories of travelers. This is where the paper met silk. These libraries will also be the object receptacles, as out of the books, which tell the saga of the Route through different themes. They also explain the place chosen by the artist, the visitor will discover at the end of each of these libraries.
The heart of the exhibition is formed by the paper spaces, works of Isabelle de Borchgrave. It is this road revisited by the artist who is the attraction and originality. Libraries are there only to bring a breath, a rhythm to the course while giving through collectibles, little history.
The red wire is -forcément- a silk thread, or rather a piece of silk which the visitor will follow the path from the studio of Chinese weaver to the shores of Europe. It reappears in each set, emblem of progress over time and space.
This modular set design makes the exhibition different depending on where it could anchor. Road is long, famous or anonymous places more jostling in the imagination of the visitor as in that of the artist. Different exposures, adapted them eligible to receive the same quality and the same interest. The road here is drawn only among other possible way.
Graded Objects: 230 Pieces(Set)
Availability: 01 May 2017--30 Apr 2018