Annette / Leslie
Both archetypal and futuristic, Glumo symbolises love and life.
Born millions of years ago, Glumo keeps the memory of our planet Earth and travels through space and time, to where belies the secret of existence.
Glumo was a spontaneous creation, a four hands game on a computer screen.
The hands were those of two artist sisters, Annette and Leslie.
First appeared a head, with a big nose but no ears.
Funny, strange and vaguely familiar at the same time, the character seemed to speak to the artists.
During the winter of 1999, they gave it a name: « Glumo » and wrote a manifesto.
Glumo was now capable of all kinds of metamorphosis, to develop in the three dimensions and to travel all over the world!
*Glumo is a trademark.
Selected exhibitions and events:
A meeting with Glumo, Museum of Modern Art, Villeneuve d’Ascq, France, 2002;
Designer’s Block, Cibone, Tokyo, 2003.
Glumos de Lille de Pâques, Lille 2004 event, Mons-en-Baroeul, France, 2004;
The Marvelous World of Mika-Glumo and Yôco, Art’Place Gallery, Lille, France, 2004, with the Tokyo Association of Franco-Japanese Arts;
The Travels of Glumo, Rocket Gallery, Tôkyô, 2004, with the Tokyo Association of Franco-Japanese Arts;
Misia and Glumo, Hitomi Bushi d’Eau Gallery, Paris, France, 2004;
Glumo’s Dream, concert for the 60th Anniversary of Hiroshima, 2005, with the Tokyo Association of Franco-Japanese Arts;
Paris-Tokyo, Glumo and Yann Kempen, Edgar Gallery, Paris, France, 2006;
Glumo at the Design Center, Marseille, France, 2007;
St-Art, 12th European Contemporary Fair, Strasbourg, France, with Edgar Gallery, 2007; European Art Fair, Lille, with Edgar Gallery, 2008; Affordable Art Fair, Paris and London, with Edgar Gallery, 2008; Affordable Art Fair, Paris and Brussels, with Edgar Gallery, 2009; ACT Art and Design Fair, Tokyo Art Complex, 2009;
Glumo and Noellie Lebrun, Dufay-Bonnet Gallery, Paris, 2010;
Affordable Art Fair, Paris and Brussels, with the Dufay-Bonnet Gallery, 2010;
Glumo, Ami & Kanoko Gallery, Osaka, 2010;
Glumo à la Corderie, Marcq-en-Baroeul, France, 2012;
Cabinets de curiosités intimes, Hospice d’Havré, Tourcoing, France, 2013 ;
Where to find Glumo:
Dufay-Bonnet Gallery, Cité Artisanale, 63 Rue Daguerre, 75014 Paris
Sakoda Art Gallery and Auction House, Nishinomiya, Japon