Indigo, immerse yourself in a world journey in blue
Located on the outskirts of the Marais, Bibliothèque Forney was founded in 1886 as a library for the people, focussing on vocational training and crafts. Since 1929 it has been housed in the beautiful Hotel de Sens, dating from the 15th century. A visit here is a dive into history, but at the moment it’s also a dive into the blue which, in the grey of winter, certainly brings another colour to the palette. The exhibition, Indigo, which runs until April 11th, is a trip around the world in which the pigment becomes a universal connection between Japan, America, China, Africa, the Middle East and Central Asia. Three hundred items of clothing and accessories with a wide variety of geographical origins challenge the viewer with their unmistakeable similarities. We see that certain techniques for decorating, weaving, embroidering, lacquering and textile dyeing are shared across the world. In this enthralling exhibition curated by Catherine Legrand, creator of the Parisian brand La Bonne Fame, is indigo a thread which can bind and reconcile mankind? Whatever your view, you will find food for thought at the Bibliothèque Forney. JR.
Bibliothèque Forney, 1 rue du Figuier, Paris 4th arrondissement
20 minutes from the Hotel Fabric, Metro Pont Marie or Bastille
Open from Tuesday to Saturday from 13:00 to 19:00
Photo Catherine Legrand