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Martin Margiela transforms every one of Lafayette Anticipation's spaces
It alternates photos of the final works in the exhibition space with “making of” images, taken by the artist himself throughout his work. This book shows Martin Margiela’s work of research and inspiration as well as his investment alongside the Foundation’s teams, who have carried out their most important production project since the Foundation opened.
Conceived as a real workshop book, the catalogue includes several surprises, as Martin Margiela has always known how to reserve for his public. The texts put the artist in context and give a better understanding of each aspect of his work.
Chris Dercon recalls his training, his first works and his approach as an artist during his years as a fashion designer, Friedrich Meschede insists on the importance of serendipity in his approach, François Quintin focuses on several of Martin Margiela's obsessions within his work and Rebecca Lamarche-Vadel retraces the stages and objectives of this exhibition project. An interview between Martin Margiela and Balthasar Laury shows some of the works through the eyes of a twelve-year-old child.
Going against the tide of dominant values, Martin Margiela celebrates the beauty to be found in the vulnerable, the fragile and the fleeting. By refocusing our perspectives, he transforms the banal and the trivial into opportunities for discovery, wonderment and surprise.