Actio ! is a solo show celebrating ten years of creation at musée des Arts décoratifs in Paris. The exhibition is designed like a trip in two parts, unfolding on 1 100 m2.
The first part is devoted to scenographic work and takes place in the permanent collections of the museum. The objects are displayed next to pieces from the Middle Ages or the Renaissance: visual relations or even real conversations are formed between them.
The second part, dedicated to the design of objects, features more than 200 creations. The visitor is invited to discover all the work of the studio, between design, scenography of exhibitions, stage design, or interior architecture and video.
Each room is named by a verb of action: to captivate, to live, to turn, to take flight, to dance, to surprise, etc. These words evoke the life and intentions of objects, beyond their uses. They are accompanied by manifestos enlightening the creative process.
The exhibition is conceived as a total experience in which artists, musicians and a craftsman were invited to collaborate on in situ creations.
Curator: Olivier Gabet, director of musées des Arts Décoratifs, with the participation of Monique Blanc, chief conservator at musée des Arts décoratifs, Middle Ages/Renaissance department
Graphic design: Agnès Dahan Studio