Although this exhibition is not specifically on the designer, the route begins casually and unconventionally with a selection of his lamps. The Esagonale, cubic Bali and tubular Falkland lamps greet visitors in the lobby and are dotted along the exhibition route along with his mobiles, Travel Sculptures and an abundance of pictures and film material. This reminds us of Munari's Zen-master anecdote about the time he was looking for a nylon-stocking factory and asked them whether they could produce lamps; they answered "No", to which he replied – well you will do in the future! This same simple attitude has prompted and produced a specific approach with the most surprising results.
An extremely eclectic and educational product, this research exhibition brings together artists of different generations, selected by the young curators Elodie Royer and Yoann Gourmel, under the seriously evocative title, The Feeling of Things. It is a minimal and measured accrochage with Munari gems scattered along the way but also a path on which to discover and rediscover many other important artists.
The efficacy of Munari's creative dimension and his constant search for economy of media, make comparisons impossible in this exhibition
Le Sentiment des Choses
Le Plateau Frac Île-de-France
Through 26 February