Handouts from Daybed
The exhibition Daybed in the IN-DESIGN section (8 July 2021 – 24 October 2021) was a view into the research and practice of graphic designer Julie Peeters. Her interpretation and continuous re-contextualization of images is based on an approach that looks for and finds inspiration from various disciplines. The result was an exhibition as a multifaceted portrait, divided into chronological chapters and accompanied by a series of events. Peeters’s method replaces the central role of the author by focusing on the importance of the space and the dialogue the designer shared with her invited guests. This collaborative spirit was materialized by an object that assumed multiple functions: the daybed. This decorative element became a platform for projects, encounters and conversations with different realities from the worlds of fashion, design, cinema, architecture and publishing. In fact, the daybed is an integral part of Peeters’s practice: it helps her and she works with it on a daily basis. It becomes a place that framed, presented, articulated and dis-articulated her experiments and works in progress. Thus this piece of furniture is both agent and support structure.
Below it is possible to discover the evolution of the exhibition through its five consecutive chapters in a series of handouts that were produced especially for Daybed. They were available in a printed form throughout the project, free for visitors to take home. Each downloadable pdf contains the handout for each chapter, incorporating elements related to, referencing and augmenting the experience of the exhibition room itself.
These handouts have been made in close collaboration with Lisa Andreani (editor) and Scott Ponik (design).
CHAPTER 3, program