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A “Family Affair” at the Galerie Maria Wettergen

At the Maria Wettergen Gallery, the carte blanche given to Russian Boris Berlin gives rise to a hybrid collective exhibition, between design, architecture and installations.

Carte blanche given to designer Boris Berlin, Modernism Crystallized (Family Affair) offers works by the designer of Russian origin, but also by his son, the Danish architect Daniel Berlin (from the agency Snøhetta) and Latvian designer Germans Ermičs. Surfing between design, art and architecture, these pieces, through their luminous, chromatic effects, or even trompe-l’oeil altering shapes, take on their full dimension through the gaze of the spectator. For example, Black mirror by Boris Berlin and Germans Ermičs is an elegant illusionist table that struggles to reach the floor, vanishing into its own reflection. As often with Maria Wettergren, this exhibition combines the beauty of design and materials with deep questions, here on memory, as on our perception of the body.

Virginie Chuimer-Layen

© Grégory Copitet - Courtesy of Galerie Maria Wettergren

Modernism Crystallized (Family Affair) Galerie Maria Wettergren, 121 Rue Vieille-du-Temple, 75003 Paris.

www.maria – Until September 11, 2021.