We warmly welcome you at what will be our final and last active edition of our program during the opening days of the Graphic Design Biennial in Brno 2016.
In addition to the changing outcome of the previous days, we turn our focus towards the impact of the surroundings themselves. From scattered structures, to rectangular displays and laid-back orderings, the fanfare display has taken different shapes, and adapted itself to the specific content of the days. With a nomadic track of moving addresses, the spacious element is one of great importance in shaping the fanfare concept. Amongst other things this is what triggered the nomadic display system in the first place. Although we enjoy adapting to new settings, the fanfare beams are also part of an ungoing narrative experiment, conceived as a means of directing and taking charge - They may scatter the coherent or turn around the order. This brings us to the last step of the program, which perhaps fittingly turns the focus towards the display setting itself, drawing attention to the exhibiting element that is at stake. For this occasion we invited the Amsterdam based exhibition initiative White Stuff Gallery to join us in reflecting upon the settings that surround us. This brought us to an awareness of the iconic warehouse environment of alienated homeliness found in various Ikea displays, which led to linking the idea of displaying and feeling at home together through a body of mass produced objects. When combined these objects mimic ideas of normal life settings touched by fake elements of ideal Ikea-imagined human life – desktops, ipads and empty winebottles, obviously not there to be bought – but to turn the narrative of the display into believable surroundings of feeling at home. Different, yet alike, the White Stuff Gallery concept, invites you to enter the living room of its founder, turning around the domain of his space and inviting in the viewers to experience the works of independent design or art in a flux with real-life-stuff. With different experiences and backgrounds in mind, we have come together with White Stuff Gallery, in a reflection of the surroundings found in respected exhibition concepts. The rolled out scenario is centered around an Ikea catalog specifically initiated and produced for the occasion, inviting 30 peers and people surrounding fanfare and White Stuff Gallery to reflect alongside each other.