Let’s Party: Kids only, with Liu Bolin and 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. On 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. « 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. »

Constance Guisset, Coulisse mirror for Cat-Berro

Constance Guisset is definitely not your usual designer. A Political Science graduate, who studied for a MBA in India, fluent in Japanese (she even worked as an assitant to a former Foreign Affairs Minister at the Tokyo Parliament), needless to say her approach of design thinking differs a bit from that of her contemporaries. Functionality lays at the core of her concepts, but her ability to cleverly shift from the expected result never fails to amaze. La designer Constance Guisset n'affiche pas un profil très courant. Diplômée de Sciences Po Paris, elle a étudié pour son MBA en Inde et parle couramment le japonais (Constance a même été l'assistante d'un ancien Ministre des Affaires étrangères au Parlement de Tokyo). Préciser que sa conception du design diffère quelque peu de celle de ses contemporains devient superflu… Car, si la fonctionnalité demeure au coeur de ses concepts, Constance Guisset étonne par sa capacité à "déplacer", à détourner le résultat escompté, créant la surprise.