Objetos De Resistencia, Fabien Cappello
Zaventem Ateliers/ Grand-Hall
Zaventem Ateliers is happy to announce the second edition of Import/Export as of June 5 2021 until september 25 2021 by inviting French designer Fabian Cappello to fill the Grand Hall with his “Objetos de Resistencia”. The exhibition which will be open to the public focuses on archiving everyday Mexican objects that are made in local workshops, “pequeños talleres” and typically sold in popular markets around Mexico.
This exhibition has a dual purpose: to introduce the public to Mexican everyday objects and to present a collection that reflects a particular economy that is at odds with the global neoliberal market. Indeed, these objects do not seek to create necessities but rather to provide specific solutions to existing, specific, common and cultural needs. They resist the imposition of a homogenous, globalised world where we no longer know how, where, and by whom what we buy is made.Through this collection, Fabien invites us to question our relationship with the systems of consumption. The exhibition “Objetos de Resistencia” is conceived as a journey of discovery by inviting the visitor to question the meaning, the utility, the design and the provenance of this heterogeneous collection of objects without the greed of the buyer but rather with the naive and sincere point of view of a spectator.