From November 14th 2017 to March 11th, 2018, the Arts Décoratifs Museum in Paris displays design pieces by Constance Guisset for a retrospective celebrating 10 years of creation. Art-Trope visited the exhibition during its opening night:
A scenography divided in 2 moments
For this exhibition, Constance Guisset proposes an immersive experience divided in two steps. Effectively, you can notice first her work as a curator, and then come her design creations. The exhibition takes place in a 10000 sq ft space divided in different sections to take the audience on a journey through Constance Guisset’s world. The goal is also to present a perspective on the creative process. As a result, the tile Actio! symbolizes both the act of creation and the will to make objects move and exist in a concrete reality. It also evokes the theatrical and cinematic dimension of the work of a curator. Each room is entitled with an action verb to emphasize both the use and the intention of the moving objects or installations. Consequently, the perspective of the objects as well as their meaning become broader. In fact, the idea is to go beyond their functions and use.
Constance Gusset, a one-of-a-kind personality in French Design
Known for the eclectic and poetic virtues of her Artworks, Constance Guisset continuously explores the wide range of creation. Design, curation, architecture, installations and videos are at the core of her creative background. Born in 1976 in Paris, Constance Guisset graduated from ESSEC Business School, on which occasion she also got several experiences in Indian and Japan. When she came back, she studied at the Institute of Political Studies of Paris and then at the ENSCI (École Nationale Supérieure de Création Industrielle). In 2008 she was awardd with the Grand Prix from the City of Paris. One year later, she was in charge of the scenography of the Funambule, solo dance show by Angelin Preljocaj with whom she was going to collaborate on regular basis. The development of her creative activities is multi-faces and Constance Guisset keeps on exploring all of its possibilities.
Strong ties with the Arts Décoratifs Museum in Paris
Constance Guisset maintains a long-term relationship with the Arts Décoratifs Museum. Effectively, the Museum did exhibit her first Artworks and curation proposals. It is from that strong relationship that the idea of inviting the designer to put together a retrospective was born. It was then decided to completely integrate Constance Guisset’s creations to the Museum’s galleries. The exhibition starts in the Middle Ages and Renessance galleries and then slowly continues onto the contemporary galleries. In the perspective of opening new possibilities of creation, Artists and Curators participated in the exhibition. In fact, for example, we can find the work of writing by writer Adrien Goetz and Curators Frédéric Dassas from the Musée du Louvre and Denis Bruna from the Arts Décoratifs Museum.
Read our article about the monumental mural of Tarek Benaoum here.