Julie Krakowski & Jean-Charles Miot

30.03.2021 - 18.04.2021

Julie Krakowski, an artist based in Brussels, works on the tension between materials to create pieces with an ambivalent meaning, both fascinating and disturbing.She collaborated with glassblower Jean-Charles Miot in the Fondation’s Ateliers du Faire to create hybrid pieces in glass and textile. From these weeks of work were born several glass pieces, compressed, braided, wrapped by various ties and ropes in the bondage style.


Julie Krakowski
Her training in Visual and Space Arts with Textile option at La Cambre, has certainly influenced Julie Krakowski’s approach and practice. Her family heritage has also led her to question this medium. Her maternal grandparents were respectively darner and jacquard inserter, both workers in the textile industry. Due to its history and its daily presence, the textile involves symbolic and cultural dimensions in both intimate and collective use. It is the bearer of countless ancestral know-how. Julie thus works mainly from flexible materials to deploy her artistic approach. She is also involved in various institutions and has notably created a workshop – experimental laboratory entitled “Flexible materials” at the Academy of Arts in Uccle.


Jean-Charles Miot
Jean-Charles Miot, glassblower, was born in Le Mans in 1988. After training at Cerfav in Vannes-le-Chatel, where he met Laetitia Andrighetto; the couple participated in their first joint exhibition at the Strasbourg Glass Biennale. In 2012, they set up their own studio in Mont-de-Marsan before joining the Fondation d’entreprise Martell in 2017. Jean-Charles set up the glass blowing studio there, where he collaborates and supports artists.