April 8, 2015 - Centre d’art contemporain d’Ivry – le Crédac - Delphine Coindet
April 8, 2015

Delphine Coindet

Delphine Coindet, workshop view at CIRVA. Photo: Christelle Notelet / CIRVA. © Delphine Coindet, Adagp Paris, 2015.

Delphine Coindet
Modes & Usages de l’art

10 April–28 June 2015 

Opening: Thursday 9 April, 5–9pm

Centre d’art contemporain d’Ivry – le Crédac
La Manufacture des Œillets
25-29 rue Raspail
94200 Ivry-sur-Seine
Hours: Tuesday–Friday 2–6pm, 
Free admission

T + 33 1 49 60 25 06
contact [​at​] credac.fr


For some 20 years now, the sculptures of Delphine Coindet have never failed to surprise us thanks to the various exhibition designs she has devised for the venues featuring her work, treating them like open mises en scène, as well as to her collages and assemblages, which employ widely varying materials and techniques. The inventiveness of her vocabulary, in constant dialog with architecture and design, is now developing around a broad palette of experiments that touches on the art exhibition of course, as well as stage design, performance, public art commissions, and the creation of lines of radical furniture.

Crédac is proud to continue its long-term collaboration with Delphine Coindet, which goes back over ten years, by proposing an unusual working process with CIRVA (the International Center for Research in Glass and the Plastic Arts, Marseille). In 2014, driven by a common desire, the two institutions invited the artist to experiment with glass, a material that was entirely new to her practice, in the company of artisanal glassblowers. The artist came up with forms that draw on the virtuosity of the latter’s technical expertise as well as simple randomness and accident, leaving room to develop a number of iterations in terms of colors and textures. Analogies take shape from one factory to the other, from the work studio to the art center, where Coindet’s pieces, the very stuff of transparency, visually echo the bay-window architecture of the industrial building that is home to Crédac.

With Modes & Usages de l’art, Delphine Coindet offers visitors an incursion into three succeeding environments, quietly shifting from public to private space, from an architectural format to a household one. Playing with the unresolved ambivalence that exists between art objects and useful or utilitarian ones, Coindet questions the conditions of their production and reception, their values and uses, in carefully staged displays that are borrowed from our everyday world.

–excerpts from the press release

Meet the artist: Delphine Coindet and Angela Maria Piga, Space and genius loci
Saturday 30 May, 4pm
Delphine Coindet will discuss her work with the Italian journalist, writer and art critic Angela Maria Piga.

Closing of the exhibition: Delphine Coindet & guests
Sunday 28 June, 3–7pm

Press information: 
Léna Patier – Head of communication
T + 33 (0) 1 72 04 64 47 / lpatier.credac [​at​] ivry94.fr

The exhibition enjoys the generous support of the Laurent Godin Gallery, Paris and Anne Mosseri-Marlio Gallery, Basel.

Delphine Coindet was the recipient of a production residency at CIRVA / the International Center for Research in Glass and the Plastic Arts, Marseille.

Media partners: Cura, Code 2.0, Kaleidoscope, Slash.

A member of the Tram and DCA network, Crédac enjoys the generous support of the City of Ivry-sur-Seine, the Regional Direction of Cultural Affairs for Île-de-France (Ministry of Culture and Communication), the General Council of Val-de-Marne, and the Regional Council of Île-de-France.

Delphine Coindet at Centre d'art contemporain d'Ivry
Centre d’art contemporain d’Ivry – le Crédac
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