Explore the links between design, art, and film. On the occasion of the 10th International Design Biennial of Saint Etienne in 2017, the “POPCORN” exhibition presents works of art, photographs, objects, and films.
Commissioners : Alexandra Midal, curator and professor of History and Theory of Design at HEAD-Geneva, Sébastien Delot, heritage curator, head of the Museum’s collections department.
The gallery lends works of the indian artist Zarina, are made of a sophisticated fabric of diagrams and maps embodying the memory of place, of an event, the memory of an atmosphere or of an experienced instant, whether it be sonic, visual, olfactory, or emotional. Zarina works mostly on wood engraving, with papers coming from all around the world, she maps out, during her stays in these countries, multiple political conflicts and their collateral effects.
Zarina’s work is represented in major public collections in the US, in Europe and in India. Her first exhibition in Paris dates back to 2008 for the inaugural exhibition in our new space, followed in 2011 by her solo exhibition “Noor.” A retrospective traveling exhibition of her work, entitled “Zarina: Paper like Skin,” was presented in the United States in 2012, first at the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles, then at the Guggenheim in New York and at the Chicago Art Institute.
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