Delphine Gigoux-Martin – It is high time to light up the stars again

Delphine Gigoux-Martin

Il est grand temps de rallumer les étoiles [It is high time to light up the stars again]*


The Fondation de France and the CAIRN Art Centre present Il est grand temps de rallumer les étoiles, the new “Nouveaux commanditaires” [New sponsors] project by the artist Delphine Gigoux-Martin in the garden of Ségriès Monastery, in the Moustiers-Sainte-Marie area.

For this public commission, the French artist joined with the potter and ceramic artist Jérôme Galvin in order to restore its initial functions to this forgotten fountain. In the pool, on limestone concretions, a marine bottom can be discerned. Porcelain and faïence ware in the form of shellfish, sponges, corals and starfish enliven the fountain with dense, rich colours and forms. Water from the spring pours out of a starfish, which is like a shooting star.

In a response to the thousand tales and stories that inspire the town of Moustiers, with its golden star that seems to protect the valley, and with the omnipresent water in the region, of the same green colour as the lake of Saint Croix and the Verdon river, this project aims to bring life back to this source of life, which remained hidden for years.

For many years, the work of the artist Delphine Gigoux-Martin has hinged around the crossovers between drawing, sculpture, and pottery/ceramic objects. Her meeting with Jérôme Galvin in the Moustiers workshop, where the faïence pieces were created, allows synergy between contemporary art and the tradition of faïence ware craft workers linked to a local area. The porcelain work was created in the workshops of ENSA (Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Art) art school in Limoges.

The installation entitled Il est grand temps de rallumer les étoiles by the artist Delphine Gigoux-Martin was inaugurated in a ceremony attended by the artist on Saturday 14 October 2016 at 13:00 at Ségriès monastery. Admission to the event was free of charge.


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* Guillaume Apollinaire


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