MUDAC - musée de design et d'arts appliqués contemporains

Past exhibition

Affiche de l'exposition Destroy Design

Destroy Design

Contemporary art and design from the Collection of FRAC Nord-Pas de Calais


The Destroy Design exhibition, featuring a selection of works on loan from France’s FRAC Nord-Pas de Calais (Regional Contemporary Art Collection), grants viewers an overview of the contemporary art and design realms. The shared focus of all the displays is on objects; mostly mundane, these are diverted, repurposed or at times manhandled. As such, they become installations, manifestos, photographs or sculptures. Artists and designers alike relate to certain design icons, repurposing them through parody and pastiche, but also by way of tributes.

Each of the two exhibition rooms will feature a short film on the works presented. Conceived by the curatorial team, these will underscore the links among the displays. The showing at the mudac is the first leg of this exhibition’s tour of Europe.

Designers, artists and creators: John M Armleder, Atelier Van Lieshout, Ralph Ball & Maxine Naylor, Bless, Maurizio Cattelan, Sam Durant, Didier Fiuza Faustino, Sylvie Fleury, Front Design, Piero Gatti & Cesare Paolini & Teodoro Franco, General Idea, Piero Gilardi, Marti Guixé, François Hers, Jim Isermann, Donald Judd, Scott King, Antonia Low, Gaetano Pesce, Radi Designers & Gilles Turin & Vincent Turin, Philippe Ramette, Tejo Remy, Denis Santachiara, Markus Sixay, Florian Slotawa, Superflex, Maarten Van Severen, Barbara Visser, Christopher Wool, Andrea Zittel