Presentation of the project
Curatorship: Claire Le Restif & Julia Leclerc
Throughout the group show La vie des tables, a 50th table welcomes proposals from personalities close to Crédac. Whether they are members, administrators or regular amateurs, they are all partners in the artistic project.
The Guest Table (nº26) is a piece of the big wooden table in our workshop, the place where the works are produced and the meetings of the Conseil du Crédac are held. A workbench on which the artistic and financial project of the association takes shape, a table for negotiations with our political partners. Through its many cuts (martyrs), an archaeology of work is revealed.
Freelance exhibition technician
Martyrs rebouchés, September 2020
Christian Giordano’s response to our invitation 1 is equal to the humility of his work: in the shadows, the exhibition’s montage materialises the wishes of the curator and the artists. This workbench with many cuts (martyrs) has been repaired and looked after. This gesture of care is not without evoking kintsugi, a traditional Japanese technique known since the 15th century, which consists of restoring ceramics or porcelain with gold or silver. The scars thus come to sublimate the accidents that have punctuated the life of the objects. Breakage no longer signifies its end or its scrapping, but a renewal, the beginning of another cycle and continuity in its use. J.L.