BENJAMIN GRAINDORGE / YMER&MALTA
An exhibition from January 30 to April 30 at The Galerie Nationale de la Tapisserie de Beauvais.
Created by F. Malraux to celebrate 3 centuries of history of the Beauvais Tapissery. The Galerie Nationale de la Tapisserie de Beauvais is located in a beautiful building near by the Cathedral. In collaboration with the Mobilier National and the cultural services the Galerie Nationale de la Tapisserie de Beauvais leads a very ambitious and dynamic temporary exhibition policy around the theme of the Arts decor of the 16e century till now. This museum is nowadays very well known internationaly.
I’m a designer.
I was trained in industrial design at a marvellous school, the Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Design Industriel in Paris. Since 1999 I’ve learned how to work with concepts, techniques and specialised skills. Since 2006 I’ve explored their real-world application, trying to understand how best to harness them. And since meeting Valérie Maltaverne in 2009, I’ve had the good fortune to enjoy her invaluable help. Together with YMER&MALTA, I’ve developed a space that I couldn’t even have hoped to create by myself. This space is the freest yet most demanding place I know of, and it’s exactly what I needed to give me, finally, the courage to explore. We’ve collaborated for nearly 7 years on a number of projects bordering on the sublime and the mundane, the humdrum and the artistic. My task is to scrutinise everyday objects and bring out their beauty.
I often feel as though I’m looking for something that doesn’t actually exist, wanting to discover a land we’ve all seen a thousand times but that nobody has really looked at.
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