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…

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…

Cités Millénaires @ Institut du Monde Arabe, Paris: When Visuals are Enough

Generally interested in audiovisual installations, I was very excited to visit Cités Millénaires at the Institut du Monde Arabe in Paris described as an immersive experience on millenary cities. Palmyre, Alep, Mossoul and Leptis Magna: four cities which, despite the incredible heritage they hold, have been disfigured by the effects of the war. These four names resonate with the beauties of the Arab world but also with the consequences of its recent history. Cités Millénaires proposes a virtual journey into these cities, resurrected for the occasion. Four cities, four spaces; each one of them arranged in the same way: a big room with a wall projection…

Tips on Designing Inclusive Exhibitions

When I was working at Formula D Interactive, I created a template to assess an exhibition or museum project in regards to inclusive design, to analyse if the exhibition is accessible to people with disabilities. The entire spectrum of disabilities was considered. I used diverse resources to create the template but mostly the Smithsonian Guidelines for Accessible Design, which is a very helpful document when it comes to designing inclusive exhibitions. Unfortunately, I can’t share the template with you as it belongs to the company I produced it for. However, since then, I always have it in mind when visiting a museum exhibition. Recently, I…

What would happen if universal museums disappear?

In my last post, I discuss why I think that universal museums should disappear: because they represent a culture of colonialism and the domination of the West on the rest of the world. Let’s just do the exercise of imagining a world where this actually happens. Let’s imagine that universal museums around Europe and the USA give the collections they have that were taken from other countries because of war, steal or colonialism, back to their countries of origin. And let’s imagine that it happens without regards to what the countries plans for the objects once they receive them are….