Maarten Baas exhibition Paris

Author: // 20-Oct-2011 15:06

During DAE Graduation our alumnus Maarten Baas exhibits at Les Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris. Baas graduated at Design Academy Eindhoven in 2002.

The museum (located in the Louvre) is focused on decorative-arts and design, and is internationally known for its distinguished exhibitions. Les Arts Décoratifs gave ‘carte blanche’ to Maarten Baas for his first exhibition in a Parisian museum. Maarten Baas, famous for his iconoclast and fanciful creations, has imagined a universe inspired by the curiosity cabinets that first appeared in the 14th century. In his controversial experimental work, Maarten Baas plays with conventions and reality, he turns preconceived ideas upside down, forging his own universe and merrily challenging design’s limits to reveal a new curious reality.

With ‘the curiosities of a designer’ for the Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Maarten Baas has chosen a theatrical approach and created four rooms that are like a décor for a movie or a theatre play, rather than merely a presentation of design pieces. The designs of Maarten Baas are mixed with anonymous pieces and become characters in the narratives that seem to be told by the created settings. The exhibition emphasizes the surreal and story telling way of designing, which is subject of many of Maarten Baas’ pieces. 

Exhibition curator: Dominique Forest, conservatrice - département moderne et contemporain - Les Arts Décoratifs
Maarten Baas, les curiosités d’un designer
7 October 2011–12 February 2012
Musée des Arts décoratifs - galerie d’actualité
107 rue de Rivoli
75001 Paris

  • Maarten Baas exhibition Paris
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