Camille HENROT<br> <i>Tevau</i>, 2009<br> —<br> Fire hose, wood, rope, metal<br> 142 × 150 × 60 cm<br>
<b>Exposition « Reliquaires »</b><br> Chapelle Laennec / Paris <br> <br> <span class="alinea"></span>For the third consecutive year, Kering and Balenciaga participated in the Journées Européennes du Patrimoine: on September 15 and 16, a group of works by Camille Henrot, Damien Hirst, James Lee Byars, Giuseppe Penone, Huang Yong Ping, and Günther Uecker, from the Pinault Collection, were presented in the chapel of the Hôpital Laennec. Several of these incorporate “relics” (from the latin <i>reliquae</i>). They each speak, using modern means, of the mystery and splendor of collections of relics, presented in western churches. A richly illustrated article will be devoted to this exhibition in the next issue of this review. <b>L.E.</b>
 
Joana VASCONCELOS<br> <i>Coração independente</i><br>[Cœur indépendant rouge], 2005<br> —<br> Painted iron, red plastic knives, spoons and forks, metal chain, CD, sound system<br> 340 × 210 × 60 cm<br>
<b>Joana Vasconcelos</b><br> Musée d’art moderne et contemporain / Strasbourg <br> <br> <span class="alinea"></span>With humor and extravagance, Joana Vasconcelos (born in 1971 in Paris, lives and works in Oeiras, near Lisbon) combines domestic items with artisanal techniques that are important to Portuguese culture. <i>Red Independent Heart</i> is a monumental sculpture of the heart of Viana, a symbol of Portugal and a traditional good-luck charm, worn as a locket and handed down from mother to daughter. Made of braided plastic forks, the works slowly revolves on itself, accompanied by a Portuguese fado sung by Amália Rodrigues. It was previously presented in “A Certain State of the World” in Moscow in 2009, and in the Château de Versailles’s Salon de la Paix, in 2012. <b>L.E.</b>
 

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