Studio Adrien Gardere

Designing Contents

The presentation will focus on Studio Adrien Gard?re's expertise in translating curatorial visions into spatial, visual and intuitive display, making the artifacts and what they convey accessible to all.Working hand in hand with renowned institutions, curators and architects around the world, and breaking with traditional exhibition design while fully addressing curatorial vision, Studio Adrien Gard?re creates unique visual and physical engagement, sensitive and innovative display, poetic and subtle interpretative installations.

The presentation will illustrate such approaches through the Studio's most recent projects:
The Giacometti Retrospective - Yuz Museum - Shanghai (2016)
The Roman Antiquities Museum - Narbonne, France (arch. Foster+Partners) to open in 2018
The Aga Khan Museum - Toronto, Canada (arch. Fumihiko Maki) opened 2014
Le Musee du Louvre-Lens - Lens, France (arch. SANAA) opened 2012
The Islamic Art Museum - Cairo, Egypt (renovation led by Studio AG.) opened 2010

The presentation will focus on the Studio's design process, and its specific responses to the curator's narrative, to artifacts' collection and the architecture. Each commission is approached by the Studio uniquely, looking for specific solutions within the artifacts, curatorial vision and spirit of the building, architectural and historical context, never reproducing past models. Being able to fully comprehend the dynamics involved, the museum's mission and objectives, and the subtleties of the curatorial vision, is key to the Studio's philosophy and projects' success.

In this regard, Adrien Gardere's presentation will concentrate on its capacity to adapt to different cultures and professional approaches and to establish fertile dialogues with all the actors involved in a Museum project, and on the Studio's philosophy to look for design solutions at the heart of the content and its context.