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Contemporary art.  In Mulhouse, the new season of Le Séchoir “a space for confrontation and participation”

Contemporary art. In Mulhouse, the new season of Le Séchoir “a space for confrontation and participation”

The contemporary creative space Le Séchoir, in Mulhouse, begins its season with the opening of the group exhibition “Catalog 2”, on Friday at 6:30 pm, and offers many other events.

Christelle Himmelberger
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dryer In Mulhouse it is so crowded that everything is ready for the first exhibition of the season, Catalog 2 Which collects on one wall the works created by the artists residing in the place. “It’s a shared wall and each artist also benefits from their own space,” says Matthew Stahl, visual artist, founding member and director of Séchoir. “This group exhibition allows us to rediscover the vitality of the place. Each artist displays his work with works that the public can own.”

The diversity of the resident artists’ worlds

Plates and ceramics go hand in hand with acoustic installations. “We see the full diversity of artists’ worlds in Le Séchoir,” said Mathieu Stahl, who exhibits abstract paintings, in appreciation. “I love seeing the different creations of the resident artists, it feeds my thinking. Le Séchoir is a space for confrontation and sharing. »

Among the artists are Violeta Fink Ceramics, Julien Potier presents a sound installation in which it will be possible to listen to sounds under the speakers of an old hair salon chair, Sabine Mugnier’s figurative paintings of trees reconstituted from collages, and Vincent Campos’s prints and ceramics.

“Their artistic proposals are wonderful and thoughtful,” confirms Matthieu Stahl. “It is raw art, and these people with disabilities have a strong and reasonable artistic approach. It is amazing and this human exchange between artists is wonderful.” They will soon be allocated more space at Le Séchoir, and they are happy about this project that combines art and humanity.

“We advocate access to culture for all”

Sandrine Stahl will show a solo exhibition from November 3 to 26 under the title The seashore between shapes and abstraction while Runspace will give carte blanche to Fred Bullitt (from September 15 to October 22) and then to Alexia Trawinski.

Le Séchoir is also organizing three evening events with workshop visits, signings and concerts, on October 14 with Fred Bullet and Gil Coronado, for the editorial project. tiles on November 17 with the presentation of several books by Le Séchoir’s resident artists, such as Olivier Chappelle’s collection of poems illustrated by Sandrine Staal, and the return of Emmanuel da Silva who will present his new album during a concert on November 19.

Three meetings in the dryer outside the walls, Espace Grown in Cernay In the monastery church of Ottmarsheim, he completed this programme. It is enough to discover all the creative and artistic wealth of the approximately twenty artists resident at Le Séchoir. “We want this place to be a starting point for artists and for Mulhouse to spread,” confirms Matthieu Stahl. We also advocate for access to culture for all through free exhibitions. »

going to Le Séchoir, 25, rue Josué-Hofer, La Tuilerie, in Mulhouse. Open to the public on Saturdays and Sundays from 2pm to 6pm. The opening of the exhibition Catalog 2 Friday, September 15 at 6:30 p.m. Free entry.

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