On the occasion of a visit to the exhibition at the MRAC Occitanie / Pyrénées-Méditerranée entitled Honey I Rearranged the Collection, Jérôme Dupeyrat and Thierry Chancogne discuss the controversial relationships that exist between art and graphic design, basing their conversation around a historical collection of artists’ posters.
The artist’s poster (or affiche) is at once the traditional medium used to advertise artistic events, produced by artists themselves; a historic medium for certain French-style painted posters; and the manifestation of a desire from particular artistic practitioners to democratize art. The artist’s poster is the symptom or symbol of potential new relationships between graphic design and art in an era where artists have acquired a new graphic culture and graphic designers exhibit artistic ambition.
The thematic exchange is supplemented by theoretical, artistic, and graphic references taken from recent and contemporary history. And Mathias Augustinyak punctuates the text with insights based on his experience designing posters for artists.
Art directed by Sacha Léopold and François Havegeer
Designed by s-y-n-d-i-c-a-t
Published by Editions Empire
Bilingual, in French and English
72 pages, color images, 20 x 29 cm