The exhibition shows 11 projects
which represent in the best way Dominique Perrault’s artistic process.This presentation:
- Helps understand the development
of a project, from its creation to its realization.
- Recounts the work in progress and
Dominique Perrault’s position in architectural matters.
- Presents a great variety of
projects in terms of scales, commissioners, programs, contexts and stakes.
- Covers a vast architectural and artistic
scope: design, architecture, landscaping, urban planning.
The concept of the exhibition
Sobriety, clearness, self-evidence
of the subject and spatial approach of the works by the visitors:
32 light boxes, only media of
presentation, i.e., 64 giant color slides on which are expressed the keys for
the understanding of the projects: texts, diagrams, plans, photographs.
A scenography which qualifies radically the space
The place where the 32 light boxes
are installed, next to one another, organize the visitor’s circuit.
The presentation gains its density
and its strength from the size of the pictures, their brightness, the
opposition between the black and white graphic documents and the colorful
The scenography is therefore the
continuity of Dominique Perrault’s architectural position, communicating in a
radical manner the spirit in which the projects were elaborated.The focus is on the visual and spatial
context, rather than on a strictly didactic scenographic approach.
An exhibition conceived to travel
The scenography of the exhibition
was conceived to answer to spatial quality criteria - thanks to these 32
luminous objects - and to the travelling and the diversity of the welcoming
- Maintenance of its “identity”,
despite the variety of the places receiving the exhibition.
- Adaptability to the different
kinds of spaces: the light boxes can be installed in two separate rooms of the
same building, or in two different places of the same town ; moreover, only
part of the projects can be disclosed, which reduces the number of boxes.
- Easiness in the hanging and in the
installation operations (the presence of the scenographer is not required, the
team in charge of the setting up and dismantling can be very reduced).
- Minimum technical equipment
required, as the 32 light boxes already have their own lighting,etc…
- Easiness in the packing and in the
carriage, in 8 shipping containers which gather all the elements composing the
exhibition.- Directions of use for the fitting
up of the exhibition are supplied.
- All the documents containing
information about the exhibition (photographs, texts, press articles, exhibition
content...) are available on CD-rom.