Workshop : Can the artist's hand suspend the time?
Virginie GANNAC teaches design and arts in the famous Parisian Art school Ecole Boulle. She is a doctor of the University of Paris1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, former student of the design art school ENSAAMA and ex-teacher of school of arts and fashion Ecole Duperré ; She was also lecturer for futur teachers of design (University of Cergy-Pontoise). She works on the dialectics Heritage/Modernity and Art/Sciences. She develops a transversal approach in the mediation of sciences, techniques and heritage through scenography, fashion design, sculpture, video and crafts. Her research focuses on the value of an « Object » throughout the line of time: Will it remain long-lasting, will it be transformed, will it be re-designed or… will it disappear? She collaborated with the Institut Henri Poincaré, the Poems Mathematical Laboratory and astrophysicists to create major exhibitions realized by her students of the Ecole Boulle.
Between 1508 and 1512, Michelangelo painted the creation of the world on the ceiling of the Sixtine Chapel. He shows God giving life, through his finger, to Adam, the first man of Creation. From this divine hand to one of painters and craftsmen, we will question the statute of the artist, a creator, too. Is he supposed to be assimilated to demiurge capable of playing with the time? Can he stop it or even generate timelessness? So what does each creation reveal to us of the present time of its making and what is it when we receive it a few decades or a hundred years later? Is the restoration of a masterpiece: an interpretation of a unique making, a form of resurrection or an attempt at immortality? Based on a selection of major works from the history of the arts and productions of students in Arts Crafts at École Boulle Paris, we will see how the Artist evolves between heritage and modernity projecting us through his gifted hand, in dual times: both spaced and superimposed.