Paf atelier Offrir des fleurs
“The book presents a work around the exhibition Offrir des Fleurs in the framework of the Agora du Curateur grant (Agora du Design). This is not a catalogue. This work is conceived as a reading tool, a continuity with the exhibition. This database is a curatorial proposal, based on research gathering testimonies, texts, interviews, photographs and objects. What if giving flowers allowed us to talk about design in a different way?
This curatorial exploration puts forward an exhibition format capable of receiving sensitive content, that of testimonies (tmg.) relating this action. From the point of view of the giver or the receiver, this content is the focus of our attention. These form the core of the exhibition and this catalogue. Through this varied harvest, we can decipher systematisms, grouped together. The panel of actors is as broad as possible: social classes, cultures and professions combined, interviewed between December 2020 and March 2021. We supplemented it with a search for content and objects that relate an affective and exchange dimension representing the flower or its production (obj. – stamps, cards and coins), as well as a photographic report (img. – photographs) and a set of texts and interviews (txt. – interviews and orders), with producers, processors of the flower, but also curators and designers. A work of retranscription correlates common moments/stories and their differences. This collection makes it possible to constitute nested subjects where each of the elements of this database make sense. This curatorial response is intended to be open-ended and above all non-exhaustive.”
- Pli Edition et Paf atelier
- Language French
- Format30.5 x 23 cm