This summer, the foundation will welcome Marion Delarue as Artist in Residence.
Marion Delarue (°1986) is based in Paris, France. She studied in France, South Korea and Estonia and holds a MA degree in Contemporary jewellery from the Haute Ecole des Arts du Rhin in Strasbourg, France. She participated in several artist residencies in China, South Korea and Japan and exhibits her work internationally.
Marion shows a great interest in the transition from one state to another, in transformations through metamorphosis or almost imperceptible evolutions. In particular, her work plays with the confusion between authenticity and imitation, between nature and artifice, referencing simulacrum, false pretences and lures. This research requires a certain rigour in order to be convincing; the use of highly developed techniques combined with a in-depth savoir-faire is often needed.
Inspired by the bizarre, Marion is enthralled by supposedly magical items. Her attachement to an imagination stemming from ceremonial body adornment is reflected in a constant body-related fascination. In this way, Marion’s pieces, through a real or symbolic relationship with the body, enriched by this input and compelled by this exigence, question unceasingly the very idea of wearability.