Having Fun with Multimedia at the Musée de l’Homme, Paris

As I said in my previous post, I recently went to the Musée de l’Homme to visit the exhibition Déclarations. However, the exhibition was quite small, so I went on visiting the permanent exhibition afterwards. I think the last time I visited this museum was when I was a kid, with my parents, sometime between 5 and 10 years old… I had no memory of it. Moreover, they entirely redesigned it: the new version opened in 2015 (after more than ten years being closed). I didn’t visit it thoroughly. I just walked around, stopping at what I was attracted to…

Sebastião Salgado to Celebrate the 70th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Seventy years ago, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly. It happened in Paris, at the Palais de Chaillot, just in front of the Musée de l’Homme, which today, decided to celebrate the anniversary. The exhibition Déclarations showcases thirty photographs by Sebastião Salgado put in correlation with some of the Declaration’s articles. Showcasing M. Salgado’s work in relation to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights is not just a nice idea, it’s also very smart. In addition to being a well-known journalistic photographer, he is an environmental activist who has been fighting to…

Projects (part 2)

Here is a list of selected projects I have worked on. You can find links to my portfolio to learn more, or just email me your questions :). Diesel x London College of Fashion Diesel x London College of Fashion Flagship Store takeover was a project developed in 2016. Five LCF teams took part in a competition for the takeover of the fashion brand London flagship store for the month of August, involving research, internal design, external design, marketing communication plan and launch event. The winning team: Laksamee Jong, Maxime Laprade, Griselda Ibarra, Irene Rodriguez and Eshaan Dhingra, saw its…

Projects (part 1)

Here is a list of selected projects I have worked on. You can find links to my portfolio to learn more, or just email me your questions :). Culturia Culturia is a non-profit cultural organization founded in Paris in 2012 and directed by Maxime Laprade until 2014. It promotes the art of tomorrow by showcasing young artists’ works in curated exhibitions and on its website. More info LCF Library Exhibitions The exhibitions Fashion & Christmas and Fashion & Performance were curated at London College of Fashion Library in December 2015 and July 2016. Fashion & Performance focused on social media practices and on…

BELEXPO: a Serious Game Exhibition to Build the City of Tomorrow

I was in Brussels a few weeks ago. While everybody was heading to the BRAFA Art Fair during that weekend, I decided to visit BELEXPO: an exhibition about the city of tomorrow. BELEXPO is part of the BEL, an initiative of ‘Brussels Environment’, the government organisation which manages energy and the environment in Brussels and its surroundings. I was interested because of the interactive nature of BELEXPO. Targeted at children from 10 to 14 years old, the space is organized in neighborhoods, each describing a particular theme (nutrition, transport, …), all inviting the children to tackle a mission. A series…

An Exhibition About Tattoos

I went to Paris International Tattoo Convention this weekend and while I was walking around, watching tattoo artists do their job, I was thinking about making an exhibition about tattoos. How to exhibit tattoos? There has been an exhibition about tattoos at the Musée du Quai Branly in 2014. Tatoueurs, Tatoués was the first exhibition on tattoos in a national museum in France. Looking at what methods were used to present the art of tattooing, it was a mix of photographs, videos, and silicone body parts on which contemporary artists had tattooed a piece. Indeed, the body needs to be represented as it…

What Exhibitions to See in London Now

I am planning a weekend in London in a few weeks and am already thinking about the exhibitions I will see there. I have always found London very innovative when it comes to museum practices and curation and now that I am not living there anymore, I am looking forward to check the new things out. The first on my list is Staging Jackson Pollock at the Whitechapel Gallery. 2018 marked the 60th anniversary of Pollock’s premiere in the UK : a touring show arrived at the Whitechapel Gallery in 1958. It was beautifully designed by Trevor Dannatt who transformed…