ITEM IDEM

Taking on a film whose cultural significance can’t be overstated

“My idea was to give the legacy a contemporary twist.”

Cyril Duval, aka Item Idem, is a French designer and artist who was one of the co-founders, with stylist Avena Gallagher and artist Babak Radboy, of the collaborative “meta-brand” Shanzhai Biennial, which grooved on the emergence of tentpole cultural events and appropriation.

Esteemed venues like Paris’s Centre Pompidou and Palais de Tokyo, Moscow’s Garage Center for Contemporary Culture, and New York’s MoMA PS1 have shown his work. His work has appeared in The New York Times, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, Harper’s Bazaar Korea, and WWD.