The Design Exchange was proud to announce the exhibition of Quebec Design: 75 years of works from the collection of the Musee national des beaux-arts du Quebec, this past Monday.
The exhibition is the first collaborative effort by the Musee national des beaux-arts du Quebec and the Centre de design de l’Universite du Quebec a Montreal. I was lucky to be one of the people in attendance at this eye-pleasing and informative event!! I saw lots of great pieces, and enjoyed a variety of delectable hors d’oeuvres!
Me and Katie Lister: Director of Development:Design Exchange
The piece to the left was my FAVE!!
This project has two purposes. The first is to provide an overview of the history of design in Quebec, and the second to which more than half the exhibition is dedicated, is to examine the contemporary period in design, sequenced to enable exploration of design landscapes from the late 1970s to the present.
The exhibition is arranged around the following themes:
Straddling Tradition and Innovation: The Pre-Wars
Useful Forms: Post-War Design
Man and His World: Design in the Throes of Change
From Performance to Provocation: Contemporary Design
Performance: Efficient Design
Pushing the Envelope: Technical Design
Social Engagement: Responsible Design
Utilitarian Beauty: Formal Design
The Essential Superfluous: Decorative Design
Polemics: Provocative Design
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