“Our interest in fugitive phenomena and effects on the environment makes fire an appealing medium. It shines, warms, reacts strongly to other elements, and retains power even when confronted with massive technology. To master fire is an old challenge to man. Fire as a medium has always been an expression of a man’s fire dance between destruction, survival, and hope.”
Galerie Gmurzynska at FIAC – Foire Internationale d’Art Contemporain 2018 | Stand 0.C24
Grand Palais, Paris
October 18–21, 2018
“An important part of my life designing installations, spaces and experiences is actually spent putting out fires! I thought it was time to celebrate that fire…and help put the Art World on fire too! So I chose to show only burnt art and art relating to fire from the fantastic Gmurzynska collection, and create for these an environment that is pop and thematic, inspired by the beautiful look of fire stations, as a boy dreaming of them, pop and joyful, yet modern, minimal and fairly neutral, to enhance the viewing of such important art. It is made of traditional industrial materials, lacquered diamond steel plates and fire extinguishers, but reinterpreted to serve their new purpose in a luxurious manner.” Alexandre de Betak
Having presented a Karl Lagerfeld designed booth in 2011 at FIAC, Galerie Gmurzynska is proud to announce its return to the fair with a visionary installation by French designer, scenographer and creative director Alexandre de Betak.