Inauguration of Rocher en Granite avec Bras, Lièvres et Banc by artists Daniel Dewar and Grégory Gicquel
François Morton, Mayor of Guyancourt, Pierre Sellal, President of Fondation de France, Nicolas Gravit, Director of Eiffage Aménagement and the patrons' group are pleased to invite you to the inauguration of the artwork
Rocher en Granite avec Bras, Lièvres et Banc
by artists Daniel Dewar and Grégory Gicquel
Saturday, November 23 at 12 pm / Mail Missak-et-Mélinée-Manouchian (Pont-du-Routoir district)
This inauguration will take place in the presence of the artists and the artistic mediator Mari Linnman (3CA).
It will be preceded at 11 am by a visit to the Daniel Dewar and Gregory Gicquel exhibition in Salle d'Exposition. A bus will take you from Salle d'Exposition to the Mail (return not insured).
The City of Guyancourt and Eiffage Aménagement wanted to integrate an artwork into the new spaces created at Pont du Routoir. In an effort to give a voice to the residents of the neighbourhood, they called on the New Patrons action.
Ten residents of the district formed a group of patrons who, with the help of mediator Mari Linnman, reflected on how an artwork could fit into the district by promoting its history, its social mix and its proximity to a natural environment.
The artists selected to respond to this commission, Daniel Dewar and Grégory Gicquel, created a sculpture in a large block of granite rounded and eroded by time. Entitled Rocher en Granite avec Bras, Lièvres et Banc, the artwork offers the public a direct relationship, encouraging them to sit and touch it. The placement of such a natural and massive stone in an urban context offers the possibility of approaching a primary element at a time when the distance between human beings and the places of production of most of the objects or materials that surround them on a daily basis is increasing.