Oct 16, 2021

GENIUS LOCI

Genius Loci is an exclusive series of immersive exhibitions setting up a dialogue between architecture, design and contemporary art. Each edition offers an inside view of a private residence of exceptional artistic note, revealing the spirit of the place by engaging a conversation with invited artists.

 For its first edition under the patronage of the Embassy of Italy, Genius Loci rekindles the spirit of L’Ange Volant, designed and built in Garches, on the outskirts of Paris in 1927 by architect and designer Gio Ponti. L’Ange Volant is the Italian master’s sole architecturalwork in France and a quintessential reflection of his multi-faceted artistic expression.

The spirit of the place is revealed through painting, sculpture, ceramics, music, perfume but also fabrics with the participation of Métaphores offering a journey into materials. A selection of its new textile creations and the Côte Sauvage screen, an original creation composed of fabrics, leather and woven horsehair and inspired by coastal landscapes, are showcased at L’Ange Volant.

From October 16 to 24

Produced by Marion Vignal

Mathias Kiss, Sans 90 degrés Sky Mirror, 2021,

Commissioned for Genius Loci

Photography © Jeremie Léon

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