This exhibit offers us the chance to discover, through nearly a hundred images, most of which have never been on display, one of the most imaginative collections that fashion photography produced during that period.
As part of the exhibition, the Cité has entrusted Fixioneers studio with the creation of an app designed to accompany the visitor throughout the exhibit. The creative process, background, transformations, archive images…imagined in collaboration with Peter Knapp and François Cheval, the app is also a complement to any visit, and offers unique content. A real audio guide through the exhibit and a selection of video fragments and images that reach beyond the main body of the show allow visitors to explore the photographer’s universe. Artworks are described and deciphered by Peter Knapp and François Cheval.
Open daily from 12:00 p.m. to 6 p.m. – Closed on Tuesdays
PETER KNAPP, FASHION AND BEYOND: TWO TALKS AT IFM
Wednesday, March 14, 2018 from 6:45 pm to 8:15 pm: PETER KNAPP, A MULTIFACETED BODY OF WORK
Though Peter Knapp has received real recognition for his fashion photography, it remains the case that his body of work has taken on various forms. The man has been, and remains, a painter, illustrator, graphic artist, artistic director, and filmmaker. In all these elds, Peter Knapp has developed an approach that favors lines and the sensuality of materials. He’s more than just a gifted student of the Swiss school who
skillfully combines geometry and a clean aesthetic. His arrival in France matched his need to unify thought and esh, reality and poetry. This unique vision of the autonomous nature of the world of images, their construction, and their consequences will be presented by Peter Knapp during this talk.
Wednesday, May 23, 2018 from 6:45 pm to 8:15 pm: PETER KNAPP, 1960 – 1970: TWO DECADES OF FASHION
Starting in 1960, Peter Knapp held the post of artistic director for Elle magazine. In charge of its graphical direction, he modernized it, inspired by Alexey Brodovitch and Henry Wolf. A new visual language was henceforth promoted by Elle, resonating with the modern spirit of the times. From then on, Peter Knapp stamped his signature on new media such as television (Dim Dam Dom 1965-1968). In the 1970s, he worked with Italian, American, or German magazines. His abilities as a graphic designer and his typographical knowledge allowed him to direct projects as diverse as a contemporary art collection for the Centre George Pompidou, or the artistic direction of Décoration Internationale (1983).
Why did publishers and the media feel the need to call upon his signature style? What are its fundamental aspects? Have these evolved over time, and do they still have an impact on current publications?
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Cité de la Mode et du Design
34 Quai d’Austerlitz 75013 Paris France
09 March 2018 - 10 June 2018