Arweider is a local word meaning "worker" in the Bictherland, an small area of the North-Est of France. Julie and Anne Delrez chose to call their exhibition at "La Grande Place, musée du cristal Saint-Louis", by this name. The exhibition aims to retrace the stories of various workers of the crystal factories of the valley. Many meeting with the inhabitants of the area allowed Julie and Anne to better determinate who were the people that are making the heart of crystal factories beats. Each person that the artists met chose with them a few objects he or she felt connected to, and displayed them in the exhibition space. From Meisenthal to Saint-Louis,from Goetzenbruck to Montbronn, Lemberg, Soucht, Wingen-sur-Moder, the two artists collected the images and the stories during months, until the exhibition.

"At first, we knew nothing about the crystal factories that punctuate the daily life of this territory. With generosity, the inhabitants of the « étoiles terrestres » teached us how to know, to understand and to love thoses sparkling objects that they proudly put in the windows of their homes. Small and fragile things that tell so many stories… Glasses, vases, carafes survive to humans, are transmitted from generation to generation, and, sometimes, break."

The exhibition's catalog has been thought with the artists as a true "present" to the inhabitants of the valley. the catalog was distributed freely to the visitors of the exhibition. Inside a luxurious box evocating the precious casket in which the crystal is delivered , pages of a journal are graphically displaying stories of ordinary people.

Arweider, an exhibition at "La Grande Place, musée du cristal Saint-Louis"
Created by Julie Luzoir, Anne Delrez and the inhabitants of the "étoiles terrestres" area
Curator: Béatrice Josse
With the support of the Hermès fondation and the 49 Nord 6 Est – Frac Lorraine
Photographs of the exhibition: Camille Roux
Catalogue and exhibition design: Julie Luzoir & Nouvelle étiquette 
Typeface: Coline Première, By Émilie Rigaud (A is for Apple)

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Arweider is a local word meaning "worker" in the Bictherland, an small area of the North-Est of France. Julie and Anne Delrez chose to call their Read More
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