“As Seen By,” is an exhibition of artworks open to the public that has been curated by RIMOWA in partnership with art collective The Community. and opened during FIAC 2021.
Launched long before the pandemic as a way to champion the work of artists, RIMOWA’s “As Seen By” series took on new meaning after the first lockdown. With travel paused, it offered an exciting opportunity to commission works borne instead out of the raw materials used to craft RIMOWA’s suitcases.
Held at 3537 – a space by Dover Street Market in the heart of Le Marais – the resulting exhibition gives an elevated perspective to RIMOWA’s most iconic materials. A diverse collection of artists – from contemporary artists and creative studios, to industrial designers – were given materials that included grooved aluminum sheets and spare parts. Selected for their craftsmanship capabilities and unique visual expression, each artist created a singularly distinctive sculpture. Despite their differing styles, however, they were united by these shared materials, which creates a common visual language that runs through the exhibition.
The artists featured are Imruh Asha, Thomas Ballouhey, Paul Créange, Objects of common interest, Sigve Knutson, Frederik Nystrup-Larsen, Irina Lotarevich, Fabian Bergmark Näsman, Niceworkshop, Teresa Fernández-Pello, Dorian Renard, Nick Ross, Klemens Schillinger, Atelier Sohn, Oliver Sundqvist, Michal Sycz, Tesxmosa, Tim Teven, Quentin Vuong, Studio Kajsa Willner,
Once “As Seen By” closes in Paris, the exhibition will tour the world, with local artists featured at each destination along the way. It will conclude in Berlin.
NOW – 21st October 10am – 6pm 3537 3537.org/35-37-rue-des-Francs-Bourgeois
About the Artist
The Community is a collective-run, multidisciplinary art institution established in 2016. It was founded on a long-standing need for shared space and a platform to stimulate ideas and create collaboration across different artistic disciplines. The Community has since organized ongoing programming in Paris, Los Angeles, Basel, London, Brussels, Marseille, and Nottingham, gathering more than 300 artists from 40 different countries. In 2021, The Community opened its new home, The Community Centre, to continue supporting emerging and established artists through interdisciplinary programming. thecommunity.io