EVENTS EVENTS EVENTS – Week of December 5

Wednesday, December 7 

Against Specialization: the Red and Green Design of Paolo Deganello


The designer Paolo Deganello will give a presentation and host a discussion on his work. Deganello was one of the original members of the Italian avant-garde group Archizoom, who were known for their work in “anti-design” and inspired by architecture.

12:30-2:30pm, Parsons Paris, room 300

Thursday, December 8


Between experimental practice and theoretical reflection, between reflective or fictional design and concrete design inspired by fab labs, Émile de Visscher considers the reinvention of the profession of design that has come with new manufacturing technologies and the ethical questions raised by industrial production.

His presentation will be followed by a panel discussion including our very own Emmanuel Guy, as well as curator/teacher Juliette Pollet.

7pm, Centre Pompidou, FREE 

NOTE: This event will be conducted in French 


Thursday, December 8

Dialogue: “Grand Illusions: American Art and the First World War”


Detail of an artwork from the exhibition World War I and American Art. Source: PAFA.

On the eve of the centenary of the United States’ entry into “the great war,” this event features renowned scholars David Lubin and Laurent Le Bon in a discussion around the visual arts during a singular moment of global conflict. Two exhibitions form the central focus of the dialogue: the first, World War I and American Art, co-curated by David Lubin and opening at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, in Philadelphia, on November 4, 2016, represents the first major museum exhibition devoted to exploring the responses of American artists to the First World War. The second, 1917, was co-curated by Laurent Le Bon at the Centre Pompidou-Metz in 2012, and focused on that specific year to address the broader theme of artistic creation during wartime.

This event is free, but reservation is required. RSVP by December 5 to:

Find more information here.

6pm, Terra Foundation for American Art Paris Center & Library