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Exhibition walks

Marking the opening week-end of the Regenerative Futures exhibition, the Foundation proposes an exhibition walks with the curators Nathalie Guiot, Yann Chateigné Tytelman and the artists Bento Architecture, Thierry Boutemy and Natsuko Uchino.


Bento (Corentin Dalon, Florian Mahieu and Charles Palliez) is an architecture and research collective for innovative, geosourced and biosourced materials, which puts experimentation with materials at the heart of its thinking. Bento began its activities in 2020, founded by Charles Palliez, Florian Mahieu and François Willemarck, and later joined by Corentin Dalon. Starting with research into natural/ living materials, in particular mycelium, to produce bricks, panels and furniture. Bento is now concentrating on putting his initial research and discoveries into space, working with others from different disciplines on architectural, installation and furniture projects.

Thierry Boutemy comes from Avranches, in the Bay of Saint-Michel, Normandy. A florist based in Brussels, Thierry Boutemy worked on Sofia Coppola’s film Marie-Antoinette (2006) and has become a key figure in the world of fashion, art, cinema and events. The artisan-florist has worked with several big names in fashion, including Hermès, Lanvin and Dries Van Hoten, although he says he is “not at all interested in fashion”. In 2017, he also worked on the façade of chocolatier Pierre Marcolini in Brussels.

Natsuko Uchino is an artist and professor of sculpture and ceramics at École Supérieure d’Art et de Design TALM – Le Mans. She graduated from Cooper Union, New York in 2007, from the research program at the Center for Contemporary Art Kitakyushu, Japan, in 2012, and today lives in South of France. In 2007 she co-initiated Art and Agriculture on a woodland site in Upstate New York, an experimental agrarian and cultural initiative dedicated to contributive polyculture: self-sufficient diversified production and interdisciplinary residencies. Natsuko Uchino’s practice weaves together her experiences in farming and crafts, relating art to ecology, food and conviviality through the use of ceramics.