The International Research Centre for Glass and Visual Arts (Cirva, Centre international de recherche sur le verre et les arts plastiques) places the creative act at the heart of its mission. The art center has occupied a unique place within the international scene since 1983 and invites artists
to work with a specific material—glass—in an atmosphere of complete freedom. At the Cirva's studio, they are met by a team of experienced glassmakers, and a dialogue begins. This exchange unfolds over the course of time, a valuable resource that the Cirva nurtures by taking care not to predetermine the exact length of each residency. It is instrumental in allowing the artists to undertake bold experiments during which unlimited avenues of thought encounter a material with a complex and unpredictable reputation.
Cahiers du Cirva
is a series of publications documenting the research carried out within the Cirva. Designed in close collaboration with the artist, each Cahier
is a space for creation, in line with the project developed in the studio.