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"Form Explorations: Musee Atelier Du Verre Sars Poteries France"
2002-04-05 until 2002-05-20
Glass by Bernard Dejonghe from Musee-atelier du Verre Sars-poteries - In symbiosis with a glass workshop where artists, designers and art schools from all over the world work together, this french glass museum adds new works by resident artists to its collection every year, and today has one of france's largest collections of contemporary glass art.
Liliane Bettencourt Prize
The Liliane Bettencourt Prize for l'intelligence de la main 2001 was awarded to the glass sculptor Bernard Dejonghe. The jury's aim was to select a work in which perfect mastery of traditional techniques and original material research was harmoniously combined with outstanding aesthetic quality.
From known to unknown, his sculptures, through their very presence, lead us into this strange relationship that they establish with a place, moments of balance to discover and to experience. Both the body and gaze are sought after to go beyond the juntion of a material and a form caught by fusion, where gestures and thought create the event. It is a manifestation of creation and, like suspended energy, the work never stops venturing forward.
- Jacqueline Lerat