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M/M (Paris), Just Like an Ant Walking on the Edge of the Visible

The Drawing Center
35 Wooster Street, 212-219-2166
November 21 - December 17, 2008
Reception: Saturday, November 22, 6 - 8 PM
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From November 21 to December 17, 2008, The Drawing Center will present M/M (Paris): Just Like an Ant Walking on the Edge of the Visible, the first U.S. museum exhibition devoted to the work of Paris-based designers M/M (Paris). Founded in 1992 by Mathias Augustyniak and Michaël Amzalag, M/M (Paris) works at the intersection of art, commerce, and design. Rooted in an expanded conception of visual communication, M/M’s multi-disciplinary approach extends to artistic collaborations, product design, and commercial projects. A trademark of M/M’s design throughout the last decade has been the use of freehand drawing, collage, and traditional printmaking methods. M/M recurrently mixes photography, scanned imagery, and the drawn mark to create a distinctive visual language that grows and develops with each project.

This exhibition will feature a newly commissioned project consisting of 41 wood-and-metal stools painted with silk-screened graphics. Designed specifically for the Drawing Room, the installation will use one of M/M (Paris)’s signature letterform alphabets to compose the exhibition’s titular phrase. The project reflects the designers’ use of a sign or a graphic mark to construct a space or generate a form. As part of the exhibition, invited artists will utilize the installation to host a series of drawing courses. This exhibition is curated by João Ribas, Curator, The Drawing Center.
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