Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster

Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster, chronotopes & dioramas

September 23, 2009 - June 27, 2010

<p>Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster, <i>chronotopes &amp; dioramas</i>, 2009.<br /> Detail view, Dia at the Hispanic Society. Photo Cathy Carver.</p>

Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster, chronotopes & dioramas, 2009.
Detail view, Dia at the Hispanic Society. Photo Cathy Carver.

 
 
 

Commissioned by Dia, Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster’s latest project offers an annex to the world renowned research library at the Hispanic Society of America. Gonzalez-Foerster expands and updates that historic collection with a range of twentieth-century literature by some forty authors, whose texts will be installed in a trio of dioramas by reference to their place of origin in one of three distinct geographical regions: the desert, the tropics, and the North Atlantic.

 

Artist Biography

Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster was born in 1965 in Strasbourg, France. Among her recent solo exhibitions are projects for The Turbine Hall, Tate Modern, London (2008); MUSAC Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y Léon (2008); Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris / ARC, Paris (2007); Kunsthalle Zürich, Zurich (2004); and Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris (2002). Her work is currently on view in Making Worlds, The 53rd International Art Exhibition, La Biennale di Venezia, 2009. She also participated in Skulptur Projekte Münster (2007) and Documenta XI, Kassel (2002). She is the recipient of the 2002 Marcel Duchamp Award, Paris, the 1996–97 Mies van der Rohe Award, Krefeld, and the Villa Kujoyama, Kyoto artist residency in 1996–97. In November 2009, she will present in collaboration with composer Ari Benjamin-Meyers a new performance in New York City as part of PERFORMA 09. Gonzalez-Foerster lives and works in Paris and Rio de Janeiro.

 
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