Sheila Hicks – Apprentissages @ Festival d’Automne à Paris

Monday 12 September – 18.00-20.30

Museè Carnavalet, 16 Rue des Francs-Bourgeois – Paris

Apprentissages is a three-part journey, taking place from September to December, in the form of a series of appearances, each linked in its own intimate way to Parisian geography. First off is the Musée Carnavelet, in which the universe of Sheila Hicks enters into a dialogue with the eclectic architecture of this museum dedicated to the history of Paris, notably in the Hôtel Carnavalet gallery, on the garden side, overlooking the Cour des Marchands-Drapiers. Secondly, Festival D’Automne will be given the opportunity to discover, in the course of various urban promenades, an ensemble of window spaces inhabited by the characteristic gestures of her chromatic, pictorial and textile-based vocabulary. Lastly, within the huge expanses of the construction workshop at the Nanterre-Amandiers theatre, specially opened to the public for the occasion, the artist will be re-exhibiting, in the midst of this resolutely modern architecture, her previously exhibited works. Partly because nothing is ever fixed in stone, and also because we always need to see things with fresh eyes, Apprentissages seeks to be a journey of “initiation” of an open nature, in which the encounter with art and matter enriches the shared experience, of our bodies, and our memory, that of the artist and of each of us alike.

Festival D’Automne a Paris