Pentagram partner Giorgia Lupi's Book of Life is featured in the biggest exhibition to date of the Moleskine Foundation Collection, taking place in Paris at Palais de Tokyo from February 9th to February 20th.
The unique exhibition, titled Detour features more than 100 selected works from the Collection, combining established and young artists. Works on view include such names as Joel Adrianomerisoa, Ron Arad, William Kentridge, Kengo Kuma, Karim Rashid, Pascal Marthine Tayou, and Sue Williamson, among many others.
In the book, Giorgia uses the simple activity of hand-stitching to create a complex and detailed account of her existence, marking all the life events, starting from her birth on July 24, 1981, that she recalls or had an impact on her. The concept echoes “Dear Data,” the project in which Giorgia and her friend Stefanie Posavec collected and shared personal data both to get to know each other and look at the larger trends in their lives. The approach utilizes the principles of “data humanism”––using data to uncover human stories behind the numbers and statistics.