09.03.17 - 17.10.17
Musée d'art moderne de Saint-Etienne Métropole

Popcorn: Art, Design and Cinema exhibition explores the relationships, exchanges, and intersections between art, design and cinema. The exhibition questions the changes in our societies, from the Industrial Revolution to the post-war boom. The new forms of slavery and societal revolutions are thus highlighted through works, objects, and films. The question of cinema and its production processes is at the heart of this exhibition, evoking the many designers who have contributed to the industry of this discipline, creating sets, objects, consumer goods, etc.
The exhibition starts from the early cinema, where work stood out as an early subject. It ends with an alternative, unknown history of the links between art, design and film. Popcorn is composed of successive close-ups: Factory-working, Moon-fiction, and Western. A selection of films made by designers from the 1920s until today is played in the Pocket theater.
The images laid out in this guide refer to movie editing. They are at once visual, formal, thematic and historical, with highlighted quotes for contextualization.

Curators : Alexandra Midal, curator and professor of History and Theory of Design at HEAD-Geneva, and Sébastien Delot, heritage curator, head of the Museum's collections department.
Scenography : Atelier Maciej Fiszer
Lighting : Equipes du musée
Graphic Design : Equipes du musée
Contractor : Musée d'art moderne de Saint-Etienne Métropole
Surface area : 600m2

Photo credits : Pierre Grasset/SEM 2017 / Atelier Maciej Fiszer