« The spirit and the hand/L’esprit et la main » at the Manufacture des Gobelins, Paris.
For over ten years, the “Journées européenes des metiers d’art” organisation has acknowledged the diversity and the dynamics of craft art across thirty European countries.
This year, almost 6000 events – gatherings, demonstrations of knowledge, discovering workshops, guided visits etc. – take place around France in artists’ studios, museums and training centres. This ninth edition depicts the theme of “the territory/land of innovation” and aims to show how these ambassadors of such exceptional savoir-faire reinvent their crafts, pushing the limits of creation and illustrating the challenges of economic and sustainable cultural development. For the firs time, the Manufacture des Gobelins also presents an exhibition that is relevant to its restoration workshops, a very particular space that is still closed to the public. This is a unique chance to experience an insight into the wings of a secular institution, the imperial and republican royal Garde-meuble, know today as ‘National Furniture’. 27th, 28th and 29th March