An atlas of agendas
A political, social and economic atlas: linking the petite and the grand.
Together, Paris-based artists Léonore Bonaccini and Xavier Fourt make up the artist duo Bureau d´Études. For the past several years, this French group has been producing cartographies of contemporary political, social and economic systems which allow people to empower and reposition themselves. Revealing what normally remains invisible, often in the shape of large-sized banners, and contextualizing apparently separate elements within another framework, these visualizations of people’s interests and relations re-symbolize and actualize an order concealed and unknown.
States in Capital consists of a concentrated overview exhibition of Bureau d'Etudes at Onomatopee, allowing you study it and create a context-based relation to this social environment. The resulting show is a full-scale atlas spanning their work.
More work by Bureau d’Études, running parallel to this project, can be found at Impakt, Utrecht.