the theme of “the private and the collective”, Insiders brings together over eighty architects and
collectives from a variety of backgrounds who have in
common ways of overstepping the frontiers of their
Like the early folklorists, contemporary
artists have explored ways of collecting
a variety of cultural materials, while architects offer
alternative approaches relating to new ways of appropriating
the city and architecture itself. The selected
works on show raise essential questions about the way
both art and architecture relate to popular culture.
Insiders responds to current world social and economic
issues and models of global culture by exploring new
and singular dynamics of exchange and organization
that bear the potential for new collective values.
Texts by Charlotte Laubard,
Francine Fort, Yann Chateigné Tytelman, Emilie Renard, Christophe Kihm,
Michel Jacques, Claire Petetin, Eric Troussicot, Philippe Artières, Jean-Paul Robert, Bart Lootsma...; interviews with Heinz Wismann, Marc Augé, Serge Margel.