Let’s Party: Kids only, with Liu Bolin and Studio GGSV

07-Galerie Party Acte2©Studio GGSV

You might regret not being 10 years old anymore…

One of the most iconic contemporary art museums in the world, the Centre Pompidou, A.K.A. Beaubourg, is celebrating its 40th birthday. Acclaimed designers Gaëlle Gabillet and Stéphane Villard (Studio GGSV) have been invited, on this occasion, to imagine an entirely new kind of event for the Children’s Gallery.

« Galerie Party », a story in three acts, takes place in a fantasy garden, where a strange house has been erected. The second act has just been unveiled. Brace yourselves (and get your kids ready): from September 9, 2017 to January 8, 2018, Chinese artist Liu Bolin, « The Invisible Man » himself, will hide – wearing his hand-panted costume matching the background, as usual- in the disruptive decor created by Studio GGSV at the crossroads of architecture and design.

00-Liu Bolin x Studio GGSV ©Laurent Baillet courtesy galerie Paris-BeijingOn the inaugural night, Liu Bolin will perform in front of the public one of his emblematic photographs-performances which allows him to camouflage himself by mimicry within the environment, thanks to his hand-painted outfit that will become the starting point of games, fancy dressing- the highlight of this very special birthday party.

Children will chose among an array of costumes whether enabling them to hide in Liu Bolin’s photographs collection or stand out by wearing the garden-inspired prints.

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« Our work ranges from concrete proposals to manifestos. We are looking for forms that offer different interpretations. Matter is at the heart of our concerns. Our production tackles a contradiction . . . We imagine more objects to make less objects. »

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The GGSV Studio was founded in 2011 by Gaëlle Gabillet and Stéphane Villard. Their association produce a unique expertise that ranges from curating, scenography, product design, interior design to forecast studies for industrial companies. Stéphane Villard directs the Workshop Project INFORM at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Création Industrielle/ Les Ateliers.

They won the VIA Carte Blanche in 2011 with their research {black hole object). A research project rewarded by the VIA for the use of dark matter coming from the ultimate waste and the re-reading of a household appliance reviving the tableware and the decorative arts around the notion of disencumberment.

Object Black hole has since joined the permanent collection of the Centre Pompidou.

Their creations are edited by Galerie Cat Berro, brands Petite Friture and Made in design. Their pieces are regularly exhibited (MUDAC, Pavillon de l’Arsenal, FRAC, Museum für Angewandte Kunst — Francfort, Biennale Design Saint-Étienne, Center for Contemporary Art Castle of Rivara — Turin, Salon du meuble de Milan,…).06-Galerie Party Acte2©Studio GGSV

They also worked for ACCOR, CEA, EDF R&D, La Cité du Design, Le Lieu du Design,Centre Pompidou, MAM… EDF asked them to design the interior of their Laboratory design workshop. They won the price « Paris Shop & Design » for the interior design of an AccorHotel and have just been chosen to helm the interior redevelopment of the Museum of Modern Art of Paris with H20 architects.

They also have curated and designed exhibition for the International Design Biennial in Saint-Étienne “Form follows information” in 2015 and the exhibition “Zones de confort” at the Galerie Poirel of Nancy with the CNAP (Centre national des arts plastiques).



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