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Temporary exhibitions

- L'art des dentellières d'Alençon

Dans l'intimité d'un atelier d'exception

19 May - 19 September 2021
In partnership with Mobilier national



At the heart of this exhibition are pieces of small dimensions, treasures of thread that contain in their fibers the knowledge-to make rare and precious acquired by generations of women since the seventeenth century and transmitted daily with fervour by the lace-makers of the National Workshop of the Point d'Alençon. Ongoing projects complete the journey. An immersive video provides visitors with the results of the latest collection of testimonies conducted with lace-makers in Alençon, whether they are apprentices, experts or retired, as part of an ethnographic survey conducted by Yann Leborgne de la Fabrique de Patrimoines en Normandie for the association «La dentelle au Point d'Alençon» with the support of the City of Alençon. This new tool allows you to enter the sensitive world of the lace maker and to share her passion, her difficulties, her aspirations, her unwavering commitment to the conservation and the transmission of the know-how of the Point d'Alençon.

This exhibition is part of a series of events designed by the Musée des Beaux-arts et de la Dentelle to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the inscription of knowledge-making lace at the Alençon Point on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity by Unesco.

 

- Entre les fils

Carte blanche à Sandrine Pincemaille

19 May - 31 August 2021
In partnership with FADC de l'Orne

The result of an unprecedented partnership between the Fonds départemental d'art contemporain de l'Orne and the Musée des Beaux-arts et de la Dentelle, the exhibition "Entre les fils" is part of a series of events designed to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the inscription of knowledge-making lace at the Alençon Point on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity by Unesco. The artists Diana Brenan, Anne Laval, Florence Bost, Sandrine Pincemaille and Pédro interact with the region’s dentellier heritage. Organized on two sites (Hôtel du Département and Musée des Beaux-arts et de la Dentelle), it is a journey to discover artistic productions marked by lightness and transparency, intrinsic qualities of a centuries-old lace that continues to remain a source of inspiration for contemporary creation.

"Carte blanche à Sandrine Pincemaille"

Bathed in textiles since childhood, Sandrine Pincemaille, a graduate of the École Supérieure des Beaux-arts d'Angers, is a legal artist. With a personal technique resulting from research and experimentation and a non-noble material, the hot-worked glue thread, she composes a transparency writing impregnated with fleeting memories and buried emotions.

His works take the form of tapestries or sculptures of lace, elaborated with colorless threads or metal freed from any support. Between figuration and abstraction, the pieces presented summon the notions of space and time and invite a discreet and silent female presence as guardian of the textile know-how of yesterday and today. Sandrine Pincemaille thus establishes a poetic dialogue between heritage and contemporary creation.

The exhibition presents 17 works that retrace nearly 20 years of research.