Too Many Fish in the Sea: a display project @ London College of Fashion.

Today, for the first time on this blog, I am going to talk about a personal project. Spending most of the summer in London, I was, back in June, looking for a original project to work on. I wanted to develop my practice but also, mostly, to have fun (it was the summer after all). There is a display case in the entrance corridor at London College of Fashion, John Prince’s St, which is now offered to the students of the MA Fashion Curation (which I did) to give them the opportunity to practice their discipline. It’s totally open and…

Exhibition Review: Hubert de Givenchy @ Cité de la Dentelle et de la Mode, Calais.

As a come back after the month of August, I thought I’d tell you about a museum I fell in love with a couple of years ago: the Cité de la Dentelle et de la Mode in Calais. It currently hosts an exhibition about Hubert de Givenchy, the art director being the couturier himself. After a brief summary of Givenchy’s life and career, displays of dresses follow one another. They are organized by themes, such as ‘Audrey Hepburn’, ‘Lace’, ‘The Brides’. Between them, smaller displays present perfumes, sketches and magazine covers. In terms of curation, it is a very simple exhibition….

Visuals: Perfume @ Somerset House, London.

This article is not an exhibition review, but more a visual journey of an exhibition I’ve recently enjoyed visiting: Perfume at Somerset House, London. In the first room, famous perfumes in their bottles are displayed to introduce the subject. Then, a member of staff gives you a paper and pen: it’s now your turn to play. The following room are installations. You can touch them, go around and of course, smell them, as each represents a particular scent, which has made history. You have to find the perfume and write its name on the paper. Answers and information are given at the…

#ExhibitionTips: Stockholm

I as mentioned in my last post, I was in Stockholm a few days ago. I get inspired by my visits. I thus thought it was the opportunity to start a new series of posts: Exhibition Tips. I will share inspirations: display ideas and curatorial practices that I find interesting, innovative, inspiring, or simply good. Let’s begin with Stockholm which presents some compelling propositions. Stockholm is a city with a lot of museums to visit and a vibrant cultural scene. During my stay, I visited Fotografiska (photography museum), the Nordiska Museum (about Swedish culture), Aquaria (the aquarium), Moderna Museet (modern…

Exhibition Review: Like a Horse @ Fotografiska, Stockholm.

I’ve just spent a few days in Stockholm. On recommendation, I visited Fotografiska, the city’s center for contemporary photography.  It is an industrial building near the water. I liked it right away. The exhibition Like a Horse is currently on. Quite a surprising title! I thought I’d tell you about it. As its name indicates, it is about horses. The opening words by the curator, the photograph Sophie Mörner, explain that the show has been ‘shaped by [her] own history both as an artist and a horse person’. She tells us her story, using the animal, but addressing life, women…

Exhibition Review. Amy Winehouse: A Family Portrait @ the Jewish Museum, London.

Originally staged in 2013, Amy Winehouse: A Family Portrait, after an international tour, has come back to the Jewish Museum for a last show. It was the first time I saw it, but I was intrigued by this exhibition which toured for almost four years. I was not disappointed. When an exhibition is made about an artist, it often tells the story of his/her career and life, narrated, explained and shown with objects from a magazine cover to a piece of clothing. A Family Portrait is different, and especially because it is ‘a family portrait’. The curator is Amy’s brother, Alex. Although he worked alongside…

Pristine Preview: Thoughts on Exhibitions

It is about exhibitions! This blog will be the platform where I will share my views on the discipline of exhibition-making and where you will be able to share yours. Welcome to my last project: Pristine Preview. Exhibition-making will be the focus here. Exhibition-making as a creative practice, autonomous, which deserves attention, analysis, critics and simply that we talk about it. It will be celebrated in all of its forms – with maybe a little focus on fashion and digital, as they are both my passions and specialties. I will also share my projects, from an article I might be…