La Tyrannie des Objets


Ceramic, design, installation, sculpture

La Tyrannie des Objets

Past: October 16, 2013 → January 4, 2014

Curated by Alexandra Fau, The Tyranny of Objects encourages visitors to take a different look at the objects that surround them, which may reveal an unsuspected strength of character. Appliances that seemed predictably meek and pliable are now hell-bent on foiling our every plan.

Artists — Alexandre Singh, Didier Faustino, Noam Toran, Julie Bena, Wesley Meuris, Haegue Yang — and designers — Serge Mouille, Achille & Pier Giacomo Castiglioni, Jurgen Bey, Dunne & Raby — find themselves imagining indomitable objects that cast a critical light on rational, constraining or downright authoritarian production patterns.

David Dubois’ scenography underlines this shifting power relation between objects and their owners.

Having become intelligent and endowed with speech, these objects draw from a wide array of fields, such as philosophy, architecture and animation, for a combination of light-hearted fun and serious critique.

Having spent so much time in the presence of humans, objects have developed the ability to mimic us. Now they are truly coming into their own, fomenting a soft rebellion against the dictates of comfort, good taste and functionality.

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40, bd. Haussmann
1er étage Lafayette Coupole

75009 Paris

T. 01 42 82 81 98

Official website

Chaussée d'Antin – La Fayette

Opening hours

Tuesday – Saturday, 11 AM – 7 PM

The artists

  • Wesley Meuris
  • Berdaguer & Pejus
  • Florence Doléac
  • Didier Faustino
  • Philippe Ramette
  • Haegue Yang
  • Noram Toram
  • Achille & Pier Giacomo Castiglioni
  • Giulio Iacchetti
  • Paolo Ulian
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