Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster — 1887 — 2058


Film, installation, video

Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster
1887 — 2058

Past: September 23, 2015 → February 1, 2016

Galerie Sud, Level 1

Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster, 1887-2058 displays an “open” timeline from 1887 to 2058, and extends the idea of the retrospective by combining different centuries and climates.

The exhibition begins in the late 19th century; journeys through the experiments of the 20th century, and projects viewers into landscapes and interiors in turn desert — like or tropical, biographical or dystopian.

This combination of parallel realities and stage sets — where the genres of landscape, portrait and period rooms co-exist — becomes a fictional house with numerous entrances, constructed so that viewers experience the sensations of outdoor and indoor, ideas of identity and fiction, the present moment and a journey through time.

Sometimes stage, sometimes playground and sometimes introspective narratives, the rooms, films and appearances of Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster are anchored in living memories of cinema, literature and the open structures of architecture and music: all ways of exploring the limits of the possible in art.

Like an opera or a musical, the exhibition brings to life all kinds of cinematographic, literary and scientific presences, to create a world inhabited by sensations, stories and quotations. The exhibition is an identification of the artist, the work and the viewer all at once.

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Place Georges Pompidou

75004 Paris

T. 01 44 78 12 33 — F. 01 44 78 16 73

Hôtel de Ville

Opening hours

Every day except Tuesday, 11 AM – 9 PM
Late night on until 11 PM

Admission fee

Full rate €16.00 — Concessions €14.00

Gratuit pour les moins de 18 ans, billet exonéré pour les moins de 26 ans. Et pour tout le monde, les premiers dimanches du mois.

Venue schedule

The artist

  • Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster