Shahpour Pouyan on view at the Villa Datris Foundation

Toucher Terre: the art of ceramic sculpture

Shahpour Pouyan on view at theToucher Terre exhibition at the Villa Datris Foundation for contemporary sculpture. 

On view through November 1, 2022, this exhibition continues the exploration of ancestral knowledge revisited by contemporary creation, like an echo of Weaving/Tressage, an exhibition presented in 2018 and devoted to textile art.⁠

The Villa Datris Foundation explores the art of ceramic sculpture by bringing together more than 130 works by 100 historical, contemporary and emerging French and international artists.⁠

By seizing with creativity and originality this material that is the earth, the artists seem to share a restorative vision of the world, which seeks to link society to nature, past cultures to those to come. More current than ever, these immemorial techniques open up a new space of creativity for artists who draw from their incredible strengths a deep energy and a marvelous source of inspiration for our time.⁠

In recent years, the work of the earth has returned to the forefront of the contemporary scene with artists who question societal and environmental issues in their works.⁠
This is what the Villa Datris Foundation wishes to convey to its visitors while celebrating a humorous and surprising approach to ceramic art.⁠



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May 30, 2022