About Exhibition Tea Utensils: Old and New What is an Occidental Teahouse? Tea Heart, Tea Mind: Are either a chemical trait? Gallic Perfume: Proust and Tea in French Culture Wabi: the tea esthetic re-examined Temae: Procedure, Performance, Continuity in Change Explore the way of tea: Links on WWW Found Materials in Context
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Thé: une ceremonie d'infusion - Aprille Best Glover - Renior Museum August thru October 2002


The Musée Renoir, formerly known as the Domaines des Collettes was the home of August Renoir for the last twelve years of his life. Situated in an immense garden of three hundred year old olive trees and offering superb panoramic views, the museum still looks like a private home.

Although Renoir was more famous for his impressionistic paintings, in Cagnes he experimented with sculpture. This "Cagnes period” was marked by sculpture, an art form he explored alongside his friend Richard Guino, a Catalan artist. The museum has 20 portrait busts and portrait medallions, most of which depict his wife and children. The Renoir Museum, according to its curators, has the largest collection of Renoir sculpture in the world. In honor of Renoir work as a sculptor, the vast gardens of the Renoir Museum were the site of the 2002 biannual of contemporary sculpture, curated by Michel Gaudet. It featured the work of over twenty regional and international artists.

Thé: une ceremonie de l'infusion was a site-specific installation for the 2002 biannual completed with a grant from the One World Foundation.

Left: Article about tea ceremony in the local French newpaper. Ceremonies were held over the last two weeks of the exhibition. Various local dignitaries attended on different days. Pictured here, Jacque Renoir, the grandson of August Renoir.

 


About Exhibition Tea Utensils: Old and New What is an Occidental Teahouse? Tea Heart, Tea Mind: Are either a chemical trait? Gallic Perfume: Proust and Tea in French Culture Wabi: the tea esthetic re-examined Temae: Procedure, Performance, Continuity in Change Explore the way of tea: Links on WWW Found Materials in Context
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* quotation from a May 1986 interview with Daniel Burren by Suzanne Page in Daniel Buren, cataloque concieved and produced by Daniel Buren and Ph. Robert (with l'Association Francasise d'Action Artistique ).
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Renoir Museum
Cagnes-sur-Mer, France
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"First, how long is ephemeral?.. In art the ephemeral stands for greatness and dignity. All works should attempt to be ephemeral. This should be their ambition...It is to accept our limitations, our sparce knowledge, our period... It is also to accept that neither duration nor quantity are synonymous with quality. It's to accept that a stroke of lightning can be impressed upon our memory just as strongly as a pyramid."

- Daniel Buren*

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