1912-2012: CHRONICLES OF A CREATIVE ITINERARY
The exhibition 1912-2012: Chronicles of a Creative Itinerary is created to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Galeries Lafayette's monumental 'Cupola' -the icon their store at Boulevard Hausmann in Paris is famous for. It tells the story of one hundred years of creative engagement to culture and shopping by highlighting several remarkable happenings that took place under the iconic dome, erected in 1912 by the architect Ferdinand Chanut and the glass artist Jacques Gruber.
By delving deeply into the archives of Galeries Lafayette, the story of the changes experienced by this famous department store is pieced together. In retrospect we could define several chapters that represent periods of 'business strategy', that have influenced the identity and activities of Galeries Lafayette in the past. The chronology of this story is clearly connected to the chronology of the history of France.
Team: Rebecca Bego, Boudewien van den Berg, Paul Cournet, Fausto Fantinuoli, Maria Finders, Alice Grégoire, Ippolito Pestellini Laparelli, Rem Koolhaas, Courtney Song, Elisabeth Stoney, Lucia Venturini, James Westcott