Julian Farade → Le19m Chanel Métiers D'art

October 19th, 2022 - February 12th, 2023

le 19M, Paris

« Entrelacs » Épisode 3 de l’automne-hiver du 19M

A project of participative installations involving two resident artists at POUSH, Desire Moheb-Zandi and Julian Farade, embroiderers from the Maison Lesage, several amateur embroiderers from the north-east of Paris, and the general public.

Entitled “Sur le fil”, The cultural programme of the autumn-winter season of le19M is divided into episodes which provide an immersive journey into embroidery and weaving, at the intersection of other artistic practices such as painting, photography, and installation.

From 19 October 2022 to 12 February 2023, the third episode entitled “Entrelacs” invites the general public to participate in workshops to create two monumental installations conceived by Desire Moheb-Zandi and Julian Farade and the Maison de broderie Lesage.

In conjunction with the scenographers of Atelier Craft and Hubert Barrère, the artistic director of the Maison Lesage, they each imagined a project for a monumental installation that could be displayed at la Galerie du 19M during the three months of workshops offered to the general public. Julian Farade’s work is a triptych composed of the poetic creatures that populate his bestiary. The woven piece, conceived by Desire Moheb-Zandi, is part of a pop, pixelated world: it draws on the imagination of the participants to embroider settings and characters inspired by video games from the 1980s and 1990s.

To build on the creative work initiated by the two artists, to learn their embroidery techniques and to and to lead the workshops of this large-scale participatory project, le19M launched an open call in the summer of 2022 for amateur embroiderers in the north-eastern area of Paris.

Accompanied by Desire Moheb-Zandi and Julian Farade, as well as the skilful hands of the Maison Lesage, the amateur embroiderers began embroidering the two works on the first day of the installation. In turn, in a spirit of companionship and of the sharing of handiwork dear to le19M, the amateur
embroiderers will guide and train visitors throughout the workshops until 12 February, 2023.