Les petits dieux de misère

Small Misery Gods
Artist: Mylinh NguyenPhoto by Nico Peltier

An image from Le Musée de la Chasse et de la Nature, for an exhibit I’m looking forward to. Such a beautiful form. Google’s (slightly weird) translation of the brief:

Small misery gods took shape in Kyoto in 2015, during the artist ‘s residence at Villa Kujoyama. They fit into the continuity of the creative work around the paradoxes and contrasts: Grace and discomfort, the world of the living and the mechanical…

Presented as sound installation , they are the result of a collaboration with Pablo Salaun. A graduate of Textile Crafts at the Duperré School of Crafts and the metal to the Olivier de Serres school Mylinh Nguyen specializes in filming on copper alloys.

It develops, since 2002, the creation of objects and accessories from this rare technique. In 2013 , she was awarded the Liliane Bettencourt Prize for the Intelligence of the hand.

I like that— intelligence of the hand (perhaps an idiom, they’re always difficult to translate).

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