Special

Work-in-Progress

475 BARS COVERED IN 2.375 MINUTES

Diego Faivre

27.9.–6.10.2019

A welcome attendant symptom of a visit to the VIENNA DESIGN WEEK Festival Headquarters is a sometimes casual, sometimes concrete examination of the architecture. In this case: the utilitarian archi­tecture of a fire escape. Initiated by the festival, the French designer Diego Faivre juxtaposes the rigid geometric order of the complex in an organic con­struct that questions the building in its essentiality.
As a result, a mundane fire escape is turned into a colorful, playful intervention that will certainly alter our perception of the place. In his artistic praxis, Faivre, who lives in the Netherlands, repeatedly alternates between seriousness, absurdity, and lyricism – some­ thing that will manifest itself in Vienna.