French-born artist Françoise Dupré brings collaboration to Autres Mers at Women's Library

By Culture24 Staff | 04 July 2011
A photo of colourful sculptures hanging from a ceiling

© Françoise Dupré
Exhibition: Autres Mers (Other Seas), The Women’s Library, London, until October 1 2011

Françoise Dupré puts participation at the heart of her trade. For Ouvrgaze, an installation in this show made during a residency at the French Cultural Centre in Mostar, Bosnia-Herzegovina, the French-born, London-based artist worked with members of the surrounding Croat and Bosniak communities, including friends of the centre, a breast cancer support group and students from Bimringham and Croatia.
A photo of a multicoloured patterned installation in a gallery
Ouvrage was a multinational effort
© Françoise Dupré
They knitted and stitched in traditional and less well-known materials, symbolising their desire to transcend cultures and language through craft.

Elsewhere, the themes of identity and physical transformation are spun out in yarn, wire, plastic bags and bottle tops to form a playful and surprising trail of sculptural patterns and objects.

  • Open 9.30am-5.30pm (8pm Thursday, 10am-4pm Saturday, closed Sunday). Admission free.
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