De toutes façons...
Design graphique et textile

17.10.19 TO

The plasticity of fabric makes it possible for it to interact with its environment. Worn on bodies, flying in the wind, in three or just two dimensions, the designers play on these qualities. Graphic designers, whose art consists in laying out messages, indulge in taking up this medium and imagine flags, diverted garments or trompe l’œil finery.

The first part of the exhibition designed by the studio GGSV, designers, artists and residents at the Villa Medicis, immerses the visitor into a succession of five phantasmagorical period rooms, from the Haunted House to the Technicolor room, each staging about ten works. These textile objects question the notions shared by graphic and textile design, namely of their use, representation, texture and pattern. 

The stories evoked through all these heteroclite works together are accompanied by a text by the author Laure Limongi. 

PART I : Period rooms

Wendy Andrey, Giada Ganassin, Maarten Baas, Buro Belén, Sybille Berger, Raphaël Barontini, Lou Buche, Romain Coppin, Das Leben am Haverkamp, Laureline Galliot, Studio GGSV, Elsien Gringhuis, Aliki van der Kruijs, Aurélie Mathigot, Malak Mebkhout, Lucy Hardcastle, Studio Job, Xenia Lucie Laffely, Superpoly, Nicole Crême, Robert Stadler, Faye Toogood andStudio Twice are featured in the installation Ghost House, Dry Water, Technicolor, Dress Code and After Dinner by Studio GGSV

In response to these visual atmospheres, the second part of the exhibition, designed by Structure Bâtons, two graphic designers, reveals the methods textile and graphic design have in common by highlighting a new generation of graphic designers. Their works are deciphered according to their conception and production methods, the lines taken, the challenges met, pointing out the pertinence of singular creative approaches and outlining the mutations of a discipline without boundaries.

Part II

The course  Textile as medium/ as code/ as message/as production, by Structure Bâtons, features works by :

Damien Poulain, BegĂĽm Cânâ Ă–zgĂĽr, Datapaulette, Raw Color, Annika Syrjämäki, Gauthier Plaetevoet, Slavs and Tatars, Clair William, Julien Poidevin, Alexandre Liziard, Philippe David Stearns 

The collection ofFig. Festival international de graphisme of Liège, made of flags designed by  StĂ©rĂ©o Buro, Supero, François Godin, NNStudio snc, GR20, Samuel Eckert, Jan en Randoald, Velvetyne, Amina Saadi, Vincent Mathy, Structure Bâtons, Brusatto, Château Fort Fort, Loraine Furter, BenoĂ®t Bodhuin, Studio Feed, FĂ©licite Landrivon, Signes du quotidien, Or Type, Tom Henni, pleaseletmedesign, Ines Cox and Sarah Boris 

The collection of  019 - Museum of Moving Practice (Gand, Belgique) made of flags by Ă…bäke, Zak Kyes, Olivier Koethals, Guang Yu, Thais Dupont, Jon Sueda & Christopher Hamamoto, Werkplaats Typographie, Bert Huyghe, Ines Cox, Paul Elliman, Dae Sime & Jun Huo, Lisa Van Hoecke, John Morgan, Telma Lannoo, David Kalata, Joris Kritis & Julie Peeters, Karel Martens, Peter Nencini, Office ABC, Shim Daeki & Shim Hyojun, Michael Bussaer, Febe Man, Victor Sirot andExperimental Jetset.

L'exposition De toutes façons... Design graphique et textile is supported by the Fondation d'entreprises AG2R LA MONDIALE pour la Vitalité artistique