Symposium Charlotte Perriand

Event 4 December 2019 – 10am

In conjunction with the Charlotte Perriand : Inventing a New World exhibition (until 24 February 2020), the Fondation hosts a symposium about the French architect.

Introduced by Pernette Perriand-Barsac and Jean-Paul Claverie, advisor to Bernard Arnault, and in presence of Suzanne Pagé, artistic director of the Fondaton Louis Vuitton, four round-table discussions, led by Laure Adler, Jean-Louis Cohen and Katia Baudin, will take place with international specialists and academics. Sébastien Cherruet, organisator of the conference, in collaboration with Martine Dancer, will coordinate the round-table and give the closing talk.

The discussion themes will provide an opportunity to review Perriand's life and career from the perspective of her artistic activities as well as her social and political commitment. We will examine her stance on the individual's role in nature, the position of women in society, a new type of living environment, the way different types of artistic creation relate to each other, and the concept of a “synthesis of the arts”.

Round Table I

Architect and designer

Moderator : Laure Adler Writer

  • Pernette Perriand-Barsac Curator of the exhibition
  • Michelle Perrot Professor emeritus of Contemporary History at the Paris Diderot University
  • Scientific Directof ot the exhibition FRAU ARCHITEKTA
  • Marie Laure Jousset Honorary Chief Curator, Former Head of the MNAM design department, Centre Georges Pompidou
  • Odile Decq (video message) Designer Architect
  • Patricia Urquiola Designer Architect
  • Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec (message vidéo) Designers

Round Table II

Socially aware artist

Moderator : Jean-Louis Cohen Professor at the New-York University and at Collège de France

  • Cynthia Fleury Professor, Chair of "Humanities and Health" 
  • National Conservatory of Arts and Crafts
  • Sarah Wilson Professor at the Courtauld Institute of London
  • Véronique Bergen Writer and Philosopher 
  • Membre de l’Académie Royale de Langue et de Littérature françaises de Belgique
  • Member of the Royal Academy of Language and French Literature of Belgium

Round Table III

Reconstruction, Restitution, Exhibition

Moderator : Jean-Louis Cohen Professor at the New-York University and at Collège de France

  • Arthur Rüegg Architect, professor of architecture and constuction at Ecole Polytechnique (ETH) of Zurich
  • Winfried Brenne Architect
  • Pascal Mory IGR - Architect and Project Director
  • Jean-François Bodin Architect, scenographer of the exhibition

Round Table IV

Towards a synthesis of the art?

Moderator : Katia Baudin Director of Kunstmuseen Krefeld

  • Jacques Barsac Expert of Charlotte Perriand's work
  • Germain Viatte Honorary General Curator 
  • Romy Golan Professor-PhD Program in Art History- Graduate Center, City University of New York / Designer
  • Paul Ardenne Art historian

The programme

10 a.m. - 10.30 a.m.
10.30 a.m. - 11.45 a.m.
I - Round Table: Architect and Designer
11.45 a.m. - 1 p.m.
II - Round Table: A socially aware artist
2.30 p.m. - 3.45 p.m.
III - Round Table: Reconstruction, Restitution, Exhibition
3.45 p.m. - 5 p.m.
IV - Round Table: Towards a synthesis of the arts?
5 p.m. - 5.30 p.m.
Closing talk with Sébastien Cherruet, Curator of the exhibition