Exposition évolutive LIEN / Echo parisien à la Biennale de Dakar

LIEN (bind) is a social exhibition and cultural heritage, an eco of the 2018 Dakar Biennial.

Pascale Fournier participated in the exhibition LIEN inaugurated may 15th 2018 in the Gallery 49 av. Jean Jaurès 75019 Paris.

Article published in the journal "Le Soleil de Dakar"  http://www.lesoleil.sn/2016-03-22-23-38-25/item/78295-echo-parisien-a-la-biennale-de-dakar-la -d-gallery-launches-a-exhibition-collective.html

The bind between the cultures and men exists everywhere in the geographic, cultural and religious frontiers. The art was there to proof "LIEN" (bind) is not an empty word.

I was there to watch how we share the same values and the same things concerning us.

Thank you to the "D Galerie" and "Domitille Bertrand " for gathered us in this exposition.

This "LIEN" exhibition was a chance for me to show the knitting and installation

Somebody said: "yes,  i understand the blue band which represents the .Mediterranean", other one mentioned "is the Samson and Dalida's chorus",  "The red net recalled me the red sea's journey"

Thanks to everyone for being there.

The oven's opening sets the end of my residence.

1060 °C. It all went well.
Everything was packed by Gerda Grüber's supervision eye.
The last picture. We embrace each other: yucatecan's warm and eloquent hug.
Coming back to Merida on Tuesday where I'll start with the final touches.
On the wait we forget everything, it's Easter Sunday and we are gathering with family and friends on the beach.

Open doors at the ESAY

I always hear about it, I know a certain number of students who come and go every day between the school and the Foundation but curiously I had never seen it.
Finally I discovered the Superior School of Arts in Yucatán: ESAY, former trading station linked to Henequen. Gerda Grûber's henequen buds naturally find their place above the railroad tracks.

The building is bright, the clock that marks the time of the trains always sounds, the workshops are ventilated and full of light. The school was founded 12 years ago. Gerda is one of the founders.

I tell myself: how lucky are these students! 25 per generation.

The project of expansion recovering the old hangars has finally been successful. The work has begun. The school will be part of a park of 8 hectares. 8 hectares in the heart of the city. Thousands of m2 workshops open to the visual arts, music, theater, all of them in a public park.

Visit this places and future buildings with Saúl, director of the visual arts department.

Jícaras: integral part of the Mayan culture

Jícaras: integral part of the Mayan culture. Multifunctional and omnipresent element for eating, for water or for bathing; they are always used. They have a sacred and magical dimension as can be seen in the Popol Vuh.
Each sphere means the mother, the human being and the world.
Each person is a world.
The tree also unites the earth with the sky.
The long wooden sticks placed across the spheres, interweave visually the space between each other, connecting the world and the Universe, just as wires do.
We live in a connected world.

Graphic Records: that the jungle has covered the immense Mayan archaeological sites or that the Roman vestiges are in the heart of Chassy, only updates us in a small way.
The History, the past civilizations and the men who lived there share with us everyday life.

First week of residence

This is the first week of residence. What a joy to return to Cholul and start this second stage of work with Gerda Grüber.
Project development, choosing materials and organizing time. My materials: ceramics and wood, plaster and cement. My concept: weaving and kintsungi: to tide, to reunit, to attach, to fix. Come back to what have guided my reflections and my art work in the recent months that leaded me in to the solidarity and the empathy. We are all one, and it only depend on us to do better. Personally this looting of the gray matter does not bother me at all if I can contribute for the data to have a tiny trace of my thoughts, of what i am in fact, then it is ok.

Celtic cock at the top of the roof


How to live in the places?
In situ.
Appropriate the space. The artist with reflection, approach, ability to enliven and experience new ways of adaptation, participates in the preservation, transformation and renovation of places.

Integration or non-integration of works in outer space, geography and history.

Decorative sculptures, at the top of the columns of the porches resembling the support of classical sculpture.
Syncretism of cultures and archeology of the future.