National Museum of Decoratives arts of La Habana – Cuba and
ICI – International Cultural Institute
in the frame of the month of french culture in Cuba
Noli me tangere
MARIA ANTOINIETA, impronta de una reina
Solo show of Alice Guittard
in dialogue with cuban national collections
the 18th of may – the 17th of june 2019
Opening the 17th of may 2019 at 3pm
Gustavo Lopez – National Museum of Decoratives arts of La Habana – Cuba Olivier Perpoint – ICI – International Cultural Institute
Title of the exhibition
MARIA ANTOINIETA impronta de una reina
noli me tangere – solo show of Alice Guittard in dialogue with cuban national collections
Gustavo Lopez – National Museum of Decoratives arts of La Habana – Cuba Olivier Perpoint – ICI Institut Culturel International
Coproduction Cuban Ministry of Culture and ICI International Cultural Institute with the complicity of the association Musées Méditerranée (ex-AGCCPF PACA), Cité Internationale des Arts, Barbini Specchi Veneziani, Prismaflex
Museo Nacional de Artes Decorativas
Calle 17 #502, entre D y E, Vedado, La Habana
Dates et Times 18.05.2019 – 17.06.2019 | Monday to Saturday | 9:30AM – 4PM Opening on 17.05.2019 – 3pm
Statement of intent
As part of the Month of French Culture in Cuba, the National Museum of Decorative Arts of La Habana presents an exhibition around the representation of Marie Antoinette in the cuban public collections. Porcelain sculptures will evoke this emblematic queen.
In dialogue with this specific study of the cuban curator Gustavo Lopez, Olivier Perpoint, IDEATore of ICI Interna- tional Cultural Institute, proposes noli me tangere an installation of the emerging french artist Alice Guittard, winner of the second prize of the Bourse Révélations Emerige 2017. A contemporary look is put on this queen, the fantasy she has produced in the history of France and worldwide, her destiny.
Alice Guittard’s work is always borrowed from a literary, archaeological and random research work. She explored on- line and in situ French public collections.
The installation proposes a labyrinth of large printed silk panels, a series of nipples jars / bow breasts in reference to those delivered in 1788 by the Sèvres factory for the dairy of the Château de Rambouillet, tears of marble and mirrored Murano glass in reference to the Expiatory Chapel of the Conciergerie whose walls are entirely painted with black faux marble covered with silver tears and a sculpture in connection with the famous quote attributed to the queen: «If they have no bread, they eat brioche! «, little known beyond the borders of the hexagon.
Elements of this installation will join the Cuban national collections.
The exhibition will also be in virtual version on Artsy.net.
About The National Museum of Decorative Arts of Havana https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iCrU0hrHZvw&t=6s
About Cité Internationale des Arts https://www.citedesartsparis.net
About the association Musées Méditerranée (ex-AGCCPF PACA) http://www.musees-mediterranee.org/
About Barbini Specchi Veneziani https://aavbarbini.it/it/
About Prismaflex https://www.prismaflex.com/