Shahpour Pouyan on view at the Villa Datris Foundation

Toucher Terre: the art of ceramic sculpture

Shahpour Pouyan takes part in theToucher Terre exhibition at the Villa Datris Foundation for contemporary sculpture. 

On view through November 1, 2022, in L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue, 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 exhibition will then travel to Paris to be shown in Espace Monte-Cristo through 17 December 2023. The new exhibition space is committed showcasing contemporary sculpture from the  Villa Datris Foundation.


Pouyan's artwork 'Untitled (Wales)' 2017⁠ is part of a larger body of work titled 'My Place is the Placeless' which is based on a DNA ancestry test he did in 2015, discovering that he had genetic links to 33 modern countries. He represents each of them in the form of domes, a sophisticated form of architecture and engineering.

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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84800 L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue

May 30, 2022