The head of Taschen Publishing's American pole Jim Heimann, a pop culture enthusiast, has embarked on a collection of photographs of the US West, focusing on California's exuberant buildings. "A dark footnote in the history of architecture," as the historian likes to call it. An eccentric style that flourished in the early twentieth century, became a subculture in its own right, having created the landscape that we know today.
For its 7th edition, the MATERIALS & LIGHT fair invites you to meet on September 13 and 14 in the exceptional setting of the Carreau du Temple in Paris for two days of exhibitions and conferences dedicated to innovative solutions for architecture.
If the link between the Flemish painter Van Eyck and contemporary design does not seem obvious at first glance, the Design Museum of Gent tries the experiment to bring together the unique use of color made by the artist of the 100th century and the meaning of these colors for the big names in design. Culottes, the exhibition brings together some XNUMX exceptional pieces through a pigmentary journey that leaves us speechless!
Museums closed, galleries extinct and cultural spaces at half mast: the least we can say is that the last few months have not been the most prolific for exhibition enthusiasts. Fortunately, some commissioners are not lacking in resources and cleverly circumvent regulations to please design enthusiasts. Visit of “Imagined, for uncertain times”, a 2.0 exhibition that presents design pieces in an imaginative virtual scenography.
Until March 15, the exhibition “Houses for Superstars, hypermedia architecture” organized by the villa Noailles in Hyères (83), addresses hypermedia architecture through the prism of celebrity houses. A first for the center of art of national interest in the Var, whose historic building embodies the meeting between star sponsors, social patrons Charles and Marie-Laure de Noailles, and a famous modernist architect, Robert Mallet-Stevens. Luxurious, eccentric or disproportionate, these celebrity residences delight fans in the image of the lives of their owners.
A few months after the inauguration of its first Parisian branch (3rd arrondissement), the New York gallery David Zwirner pays tribute to the American visual artist Dan Flavin. For its second exhibition, the Espace du Marais reveals ten light installations that have forged the international renown of this major figure of minimalism.
Launch an Architecture Biennial, a risky bet? Difficult to say the opposite as the events of the genre flourish and fade at great speed. And yet, awaited at the turn, the Biennale of Orleans manages, one more year, to fare well. Placed under the sign of solitude, the event draws on the exceptional collection of the FRAC Center-Val de Loire and the limitless imagination of its curators, Abdelkader Damani and Luca Galofaro.
Let it be said: autumn in Paris will be synonymous with design! After the traditional Maison & Objet and Paris Design Week, the program continues in the cultural institutions of the capital. From the Louis Vuitton Foundation to the Museum of Modern Art, via the Pavillon de l'Arsenal, Muuuz is offering you this week an overview of the must-see design events of the month.
At Éveux (69), transcendence flows in reinforced concrete. Anselm Kiefer says he discovered "the spirituality of concrete" in 1966 during his stay at the Convent of La Tourette. Fifty-two years later, at the same time as the Biennale de Lyon, the Dominicans invite the German artist to interact with Le Corbusier's raw architecture. Visit of an exhibition as aesthetic as mystic combining art, architecture and spirituality.
Sixty years after the revolution, the exhibition "Cuban Posters. Revolutions and Cinema »presented at MAD until 2 February 2020 traces the history of Cuban graphic design from 1959 to the 2000 years by celebrating the major figures of the medium. Back to a laboratory of visual and textual experiments, between propaganda and creation.