Curated by Jérôme Malpel
'At work!' is an exhibition of drawings presented at the Pavillon de l'Arsenal in Paris during the Paris Design week in September 2017 as a final individual project of the Curator Lab session 2016/2017. The exhibition is the result of a consultation with a selected group of French architects, as a reflection on their practice. What the obsession driving them to produce architecture? What is the background of their practice? The exhibition looks at research work, travel sketches, preparatory drawings leading, or not, to buildings. The exhibition enhances the sketch as an essential tool in the architecture practice, and illustrates the diversity of its technic. The work of Jean-Christophe Quinton, Berger&Berger, Nicolas Dorval-Bory, Gramme, Bast, Jean-Benoit Vétillard, NP2F, Muoto and Guillaume Ramillien is presented on tables designed by the French designer Léonard Kadid.
Jérôme Malpel (b.1989 Bayonne, France) is an architect based in Paris and Stockholm. He graduated from the School of Architecture in Marne-La-Vallée in the studio Théorie&Projets under the direction of Jacques Lucan and Eric Lapierre in 2013. He has been working in São Paulo (Triptyque), Buenos Aires (Alejandro Sticotti) and Stockholm (Elding Oscarson, Kjellander Sjöberg. He holds a post-master from the Research Lab - Architecture and Theory at the Royal Institute of Art in Stockholm under the direction of Peter Lang (2018-2019) and was part of Curator Lab at Konstfack University in Stockholm under the direction of Joanna Warsza (2016-2017). Jérôme co-founded the architecture gallery Desplans in 2015, exhibiting sketches and drawings of international architects. He has curated exhibitions in Paris (Pavillon de l’Arsenal), Stockholm (Alma) and was part of the 4th Istanbul Design Biennal titled A School of Schools in 2018.