Cristina Lei Rodriguez
Suncica Perisin Tomljanovic
Joep van Lieshout
This collection of personal Moleskine notebooks is displayed in transparent boxes purposely designed to allow visitors to leaf through them, after donning white cotton gloves. Visitors may leaf through the personal Moleskine notebooks of artists, designers, architects, illustrators and writers such as Christian Lacroix, Yves Behar, Ron Arad, Simon Njami and Maira Kalman.
Curated by Raffaella Guidobono
This collection of extremely personal Moleskine notebooks is displayed in transparent boxes purposely designed to allow visitors to leaf through them, after donning white cotton gloves. Visitors may leaf through the personal Moleskine notebooks of artists, designers, architects, illustrators and writers such as Christian Lacroix, Yves Béhar, Ron Arad, Simon Njami and Maira Kalman.
Some notebooks contain detailed stories, expressing a study of contemporary design. Others are more improvised. Others are radically personal. Christian Lacroix's notebook features collages produced by this great French couturier, whose passion for the practical dates back to his early childhood in Arles. And so, he perpetuates the mixture of cultures and styles, with that added touch of folly, which has marked his entire life's work. Ron Arad focuses on the day-to-day aspect of design, representing moments and even images in which he develops links with imaginary sounds and displays an innate sense of design and composition.
The Detour exhibition offers visitors an exceptional opportunity to admire works by this renowned designer, to whom the Pompidou Centre is to dedicate an exhibition in 2008.
Maira Kalman, the author/illustrator behind many of the covers of the New Yorker and best known for her children's books - in particular the celebrated series on the globe-trotting poet dog, Max Stravinsky - has designed seven pairs of shoes which tell the difference between right and left in fairytale form.
Joep van Lieshout's work is both fascinating and oppressive. He includes very unusual, protruding features. His small notebook is hermetically sealed in a white ball of foam rubber. The works by Cristina Lei Rodriguez, which form part of the same school, are very much like coloured sculptures.
Vernissage 23 april 2008 from 19to 21
Printemps Design au Centre Pompidou
Centre Pompidou, Place Georges Pompidou, Paris