Galerie Philia is delighted to present Héritages, an exceptional exhibition of art and design by the father of modern architecture Le Corbusier.
Coinciding with the 70th anniversary of the 1952 residential housing masterpiece, the exhibition marks a first-time collaboration between Galerie Philia and the nomadic arts magazine Eclipse.
Héritages unfolds across two adjacent rooms, in an apartment with large bay windows built upon Le Corbusier’s Modulor proportion system and around the concepts of ‘resonances’ and ‘dissonances’. Through the work of several artists and designers, the exhibition aims to offer a creative visual response to Le Corbusier’s modernist theories, which have been questioned, endorsed, and criticised at once – hence the ideas of resonance and dissonance – and to reflect on his influences on contemporary design and the visual arts.
Galerie Philia commissioned eight international designers to produce new works that explore, rethink and reinterpret Le Corbusier’s urbanistic, architectural and decorative principles, while Eclipse magazine selected an ensemble of modern and contemporary artworks by six visual artists to illustrate Le Corbusier’s affiliation and footprint on the visual arts.
In the first room dedicated to ‘resonances’, the new furniture designs can be seen as a continuation of Le Corbusier’s legacy and historical heritage, responding harmoniously to his aesthetics.
The second room dedicated to ‘dissonances’ features sculptural and visual works that reflect critically on Le Corbusier’s theories of standardization and regularity.