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Emerige alongside Loris Gréaud and Claudine Drai for the 57th Venice Biennial

The Emerige endowment fund is proud to support Loris Gréaud, presenting the installation The Unplayed Notes on the island of Murano, as well as Claudine Draj, with her exhibition eLe Lien des Mondes at the Magazzino Gallery, of the Palazzo Contarini-Polignac. In this way, Emerige, which similarly provided support to the performers Joana Hadjithomas and Khalil Joreige during the 2015 Venice Biennial, is committed to encouraging French contemporary art.


The Unplayed Notes Factory

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The Campiello della Pescheria glass furnace, shut down for the last sixty years, a strange atmosphere still pervades in this building which seems haunted by the memory of the glass-blowers who once occupied the place and their ancient skill.

Loris Gréaud, with an installation curated by Nicolas Bourriaud that examines our relationship to time and memory, brings the factory back to life for the seven months duration of the Biennial, giving a temporary new existence to the ancient Murano glass-making furnace. With The Unplayed Notes Factory, the protean Gréaud has created an immersive and impressive installation, in which the visitor becomes an explorer. With the support of the Emerige endowment fund, the project is produced by Noirmontartproduction with the assistance of Six Designer and the Berengo Foundation.

May 13–November 26, 2017


Le Lien des Mondes


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Throughout her career, the French artist Claudine Drai has explored the links between matter and its absence, between drawing and sculpture, between the concrete and the insubstantial, between presence and disappearance. Her exhibition Le Lien des Mondes, presented at the Magazzino Gallery of the Palazzo Contarini-Polignac, brings to light the connections between contemporary art, poetry, culinary arts, and haute couture, in collaboration with the fashion designer Hubert Barrère, the writer Olivier Kaeppelin, and the chef Guy Martin, who earned three stars from the Michelin guide. The exhibition is supported by the Emergive endowment fund, Illy Caffé, iGuzzini, with the assistance of Béatrice de Noirmont, Gilles Weil, and Jean-Christophe Claude.

May 10–September 27, 2017