In the French film, Amélie, Audrey Tautou discovers a boy’s childhood keepsake box, returns it to him, and leaves the now grown man in tears. WE ARE FAMILIA, an art collective whose members independently study the concept of family, chose this nostalgic chest as a canvas for their current exhibition at Colette in Paris. Fifty artists, designers, and musicians, from H Fredriksson to Hisham Bharoocha, hand crafted 25 kindred-themed keepsake boxes in Brooklyn from found and recycled materials. The result is a, er, captivating collection of 3D works that feature digital prints, silk-screens, and 8-track tape soundscapes that will be on display until 2008.
WE ARE FAMILIA
213 rue Saint-Honoré, Paris
Preview the exhibition at colette.fr