Exposition : Imagined, for uncertain times

Closed museums, extinct galleries and half-masted cultural spaces: the least we can say is that the past few months have not been the most prolific for exhibition lovers. Fortunately, some commissioners are not lacking in resources and intelligently thwart the regulations to satisfy design enthusiasts. Visit of “Imagined, for uncertain times”, an exhibition 2.0 which presents pieces of design in a virtual imaginative scenography.

Designed by the American soft-geometry studio, "Imagined, for uncertain times" brings together a collective of 11 independent designers from around the world. The idea for this virtual exhibition came to them following the first week of confinement which unfortunately shook up all the summer plans of the studio: more salons, more exhibitions, more orders ... Extreme constraints which, far from limiting the creativity of the duo composed of Utharaa L Zacharias and Palaash Chaudhary, on the contrary push them to exploit their imagination in order to connect designers with each other, thanks to the use of new technologies.


The studio's first experience as a curator, the exhibition brings together 11 studios, drawn from soft geometry favorites. We can thus discover the works of Eimear Ryan from Argot Studio (Paris, France), Laurids Gallée (Rotterdam, Netherlands), Léa Mestres (Paris, France), Benjamin Gillespie d'Ovuud (Philadeliphie, USA), Supertoys Supertoys (Rotterdam, Netherlands), Vidivixi (Mexico, Mexico), Voukenas Petrides (New-York, USA) and Yeon JinYoung (Seoul, South Korea), all staged thanks to a succession of 3D images produced by Nicolas Canellas of SPOT Studio (Barcelona, ​​Spain).
The latter quickly took the place of artistic director on this project and imagined a refined and aerial gallery located in the middle of a lake, inhabited only by the various works of artists. A serene, timeless space that invites you to disconnect.

The name of the exhibition, “Imagined, for uncertain times” also refers to the notions of imagination and uncertainty, concepts inevitable in this period of pandemic. These two ideas were the focus of the designers who designed works especially for the event or redesigned certain existing pieces so that they fit perfectly into this experience.

While many events had to be postponed - the Venice Architecture Biennale at the head of the file - the soft-geometry initiative allows us to rethink the exhibition models and continue to bring the cultural landscape to life, despite the confinement.

To learn more, visit the soft-geometry site

Photographs: Nicolas Canellas

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