Imprimer le Monde
Centre Pompidou

Digital technologies have revolutionised design and production, transforming the practice of architects, designers and artists. What is the status of the author-creator in the age of non-standard production and its unique but industrially manufactured objects? What is the status of the 3D-printed object, simultaneously everyday object, technological product, work of art, designer item, and architectural prototype? How come the digital age has seen it spread to every field of production? Described as a disruptive technology, 3D printing has become widely diffused over the last decade and a half, thanks open-source-software-based platforms, adopted throughout industry from aeronautics to biotechnology. From the designer object to architectural prototype, from the production shop to innovative research projects, this exhibition brings together a younger generation of artists, designers and architects who make use of 3D printing as an analytical and experimental tool. In its selection of some thirty “creators”, Imprimer le monde[Printing the World] reveals the transformation of forms within a “digital materiality” that has given birth to a new typology of objects having 3D printing in common.

Curators: Mnam/Cci, Marie-Ange Brayer, Olivier Zeitoun
In association with Ircam.

Artist list :
Additivism (Morehshin Allahyari et Daniel Rourke) ; Aleksa Studio (Aleksandrina Rizova); Alisa Andrasek (Biothing) ; Aldo Bakker ; Mathias Bengtsson ; Henriette Bier et Sina Mostafavi ; Erwan et Ronan Bouroullec ; François Brument et Sonia Laugier, Ammar Eloueini ; Thibault Brunet ; Heather Dewey-Hagborg ; Dong Lin et Chi Zhou ; Goliath Dyèvre et Grégory Chatonsky ; Hyun-hwa Cho et Raphaël Thibault ; Jean-Baptiste Fastrez ; Vincent Fournier ; Laureline Galliot ; Dov Ganchrow et Ami Drach ; Gramazio Kohler Research ; Michael Hansmeyer et Benjamin Dillenburger ; Brian Harms ; Jesse Howard ; Hiroshi Ishii, Lining Yao, Jifei Ou (Tangible Media Group, MIT) ; Joris Laarman ; Achim Menges ; EZCT Architecture & Design Research (Philippe Morel : EZCT / XtreeE ; Felix Agid) ; Nendo (Oki Sato) ; Nervous System (Jessica Rosenkrantz et Jesse Louis-Rosenberg) ; Olga Neuwirth ; Neri Oxman ; Matthew Plummer-Fernandez ; Jon Rafman ; Gilles Retsin et Manuel Jiménez García ; Jenny Sabin ; Neta Soreq ; Studio A2 et New North Press ; Studio Swine (Azusa Murakami et Alexander Groves) ; Skylar Tibbits et Christophe Guberan (Self-assembly Lab, MIT) ; Achraf Touloub ; Unfold (Claire Warnier et Dries Verbruggen) ; University of Tokyo Advanced Design Studies Unit (Yusuke Obuchi, Kengo Kuma, Jun Sato, Kevin Clement, Anders Rod) ; Lilian van Daal ; Olivier Van Herpt ; Dirk Vander Kooij ; Woody Vasulka ; Daniel Widrig ; Hongtao Zhou.