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Maria Wettergren, a wind scandinavian breath on the left bank

Skinny, blonde diaphanous complexion, the Danish Maria Wettergren is a figure of the parisian art scene for almost twenty years. Having headed the gallery Dansk

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Maria Wettergren, a wind scandinavian breath on the left bank

Skinny, blonde diaphanous complexion, the Danish Maria Wettergren is a figure of the parisian art scene for almost twenty years. Having headed the gallery Dansk, quai des Grands Augustins, it opens in 2010, its space dedicated to the nordic design contemporary, and become one of the best ambassadors at fairs such as the PAD Paris and London or Design Miami Basel.

Be owner of our days, is the sporting achievement !

Maria Wettergren

She participated for the first time this year at TEFAF Brussels. "Even though the fair was cut short because of a health crisis, the experience has been for me very rewarding," says the gallerist, who performs " have established interesting contacts ". The one who participates in four or five fairs a year, has had to slow down his pace as his colleagues. "Be owner of our days, is the sporting achievement ! ", she said.

", C 'is a bit of a paradox, but the fact of being physically separated from my gallery, I was further approached her and artists" Philippe Levy. Galerie Maria Wettergren

So, during this break of several weeks, she has taken the time to think. "I took pleasure to read and see movies, like a lot, but I also have the feeling of me being re-appropriated time and have returned to my own profession and its core values," she continued. "It's a bit paradoxical, but the fact of being physically separated from my gallery, I was further approached her and artists ".

Gjertud Hals, a pioneer in the design of recyclageSculptures of Gjertrud copper wire and metal, 2019 Galerie Maria Wettergren

The operation " Visit our gallery ", allows Maria Wettergren exhibit (until July 25) the singular of Gjertrud Hals, a " great artist Norwegian ", a pioneer in the 1970s of textile art. "It has freed up the textile from the loom, to achieve objects in 3D," says the gallery owner. Inspired by the Art & Crafts movement or the Bauhaus, Gjertrud Hals, which has received a command from the Mobilier National, the Manufacture des Gobelins - , today addressed the recycling of copper from electric cables and other metals, such as aluminum tabs from cans, which it picks up and weaves into large sculptures ultralight, at once fragile and powerful.

Galerie Maria Wettergren, 18 rue Guénégaud (6th). Tel. : 01 43 29 19 60. www.mariawettergren.com

The biggest gathering of galleries, this Sunday, on both sides of the Seine
Pilar Albarracín
No apagues mi fuego, déjame arder (do not turn off my fire, let me burn) 2,
2020 Galerie GP & N Vallois

While the museums re-open progressively their doors in the capital, the gallery owners in paris play a full map of user-friendliness, to a public in demand of exhibitions and artistic discoveries. After the Marsh (including the galleries, is repeating the experience of an opening Sunday the 14th of June, with a location-aware application https://www.marais.guide/), the left bank also marks its return with a sixty galleries federated on a course, for four days, with a night tomorrow Thursday until 21h. Among them, there are a few names flagship of Saint-Germain-des-Prés, such as George-Philippe & Nathalie Vallois, Béatrice Soulié, Pascal, Cook, Hervé Loevenbruck, Eric Mouchet... but also absent, Kamel Mennour, Kreo or Laffanour.

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