GOD & Co François Dallegret
Beyond the Bubble5 November – 14 December 2011
Monday to Friday 10am–7pm
36 Bedford Square London WC1B 3ES
020 7887 4145www.aaschool.ac.uk
François Dallegret’s life and work denies anything so predictable as a neat synopsis, but in essence his work, beginning in Paris in the late 1950s and early 60s, and later taking in New York and Montreal, absorbs everything from intricate line drawings for a series of astrological vehicles and designs for a number of machines to the ‘A Home Is Not a House’ collabo- ration with the critic Reyner Banham; a drugstore/gallery in Montreal; proposals for a new Montreal Palais Métro; designs for chairs, more cars and yet more machines; a film collaborative
set up to shoot a western; contri- butions to the Montreal 67 Expo; bars of soap; subversive credit cards; ‘ironique’ villas and light installations.
Examples of all of this work will be on display in the AA Gallery in the form of drawings, photographs, films, cars and a small cosmology of objects designed and produced by François Dallegret from 1957 to the present day.
An accompanying catalogue published by the AA and illustrat- ing a great many of Dallegret’s works alongside texts by Alessandra Ponte, Laurent Stalder and Thomas Weaver will be launched at the Private View.http://www.aaschool.ac.uk/PUBLIC/WHATSON/exhibitions.php