POPCORN : Art, design et cinéma

As part of the Biennale 10e design of St. Stephen, the Museum of Modern Art and contemporary of Saint-Étienne Métropole - MACA for short - has chosen to explore the existing relationships between art, design and cinema with 'exposurePOP CORN. Art, Design and Film. A tripartite title for a transdisciplinary approach with a non-exhaustive corpus of artwork, photos, films, objects and furniture.

It is up to the two curators of the exhibition, Alexandra Midal and Sébastien Delot, to forge a link between these three areas, two of which have appeared almost simultaneously in the nineteenth century. For this, the two men chose as standard figure because popcorn associated "with pop forms of entertainment" and "the mass-media technologies: radio, television and especially the theater and, in another register, the micro- waves ". Between popcorn, art, design and film, so there is a step or rather four sequences held here, "cinema and plant", "to the moon", "Cinema Lesson" and "western".


The first story film The output of the Light FactoryConducted by the brothers of the same name, made introductory between office and particularly resonated with the theme of the Design Biennial of Saint Etienne "Working promise - the Job." Further, the video of Georges Méliès The journey to the moon This in turn means for workers to escape the reality of work. Feet on the ground, head in the stars ... Among the various media presentations, the audience also discovered a series of photographs of the couple of American designers Charles and Ray Eames made on shoots Billy Wilder for twenty years, demonstrating the importance of an interdisciplinary approach in the design of objects and furniture. A cinema lesson for lesson design, as also affirmed their colleague Roger Tallon, lover of westerns.


By the diversity of their forms of expression, crossovers between art, design and film presented as part of the exhibition POPCORN therefore open an infinite interpretation field.


1- Paul Facchetti, Brigitte Bardot, 1948, cibachrome color photography. MACA collection. Photo credit: Yves
Bresson / MACA © ADAGP, Paris 2016

2- Charlie Chaplin, Modern Times, 1936, capture. MK2 all rights reserved

3- Richard Prince, Untitled (Cowboy), 1980-1986. FRAC Collection Pays de la Loire. Photo: Bernard Renoux © ADAGP, Paris 2017

To learn more, visit MACA site of Saint-Étienne Métropole et the design Biennial in Saint-Étienne


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