La Galerie des enfants, Musée National d’Art Moderne, Centre Pompidou,
Commissioned by the Centre Pompidou, the exhibition Totem et Tattoo was designed for children from 6 to 12 years old. Presenting a series of sculptures and drawings from the museum’s collection, its goal was to introduce young audiences to modern art in an engaging and interactive way. Featuring the imaginary world of the Pupiyopacs tribe - whose leader was described as an avid collector - the scenography was organised as a tiny village, made of five colourful tents, inspired by a carpet realised by the American artist Alexander Calder. Suspended from the ceiling with a pulley and attached to the base on a circular wooden platform, the light architectures - made of acoustic fabric - housed the works of the imaginary collector. Plunged into darkness, the children, armed with torches and an audio guide, wandered from tent to tent, guided by the fictitious voice of the village chief.
Project realised with the collaboration of Sébastien Roux (sound fiction), Pierre Senges (written fiction), Yannick Fouassier (lighting), Fanette Mellier (typography).
Photos : Hervé Véronèse