"Marx" : Marx lambda bag covered in 24 carat leaf, 40x25x25cm
Baptiste Debombourg & David Marin - Galerie Patricia Dorfmann - Paris
with : Poklong Anading, Marie-Claire Baldenweg, Andreas Blank, Rada Boukova, Iris van Bebber & Uwe Bulles, Brigitte Corell, Baptiste Debombourg & David Marin, Lauren DiCioccio, Ryan Frank, Lukas Julius Kerstens, Simon Monk, Sheila Odessey, Anne-Cécile Rappa, Jeremy Scott, Ruben Verdu, Nils Volker, Iskender Yediler...
Since around the 1960s, plastic bags have been part and parcel of our everyday life as consumers. As such, they have come to represent a high-stakes threat to the world environment, with a utility span measured in minutes and an estimated lifespan of over 400 years! Billions of plastic bags are produced around the world every year, accumulating in the environment and menacing the flora and faunas.
The exhibition considers the subject of plastic bags from several angles, through works by artists and various installations. It also traces the history of the graphics marking certain legendary bags recognizable to several generations. When artists resort to this medium for a particular installation, it is generally for purposes of condemning our consumer society.
A readapted and completed version of a show originally conceived by the Winterthur Gewerbemuseum in 2012.