February 16, 2010 - Dia Art Foundation - Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster
February 16, 2010

Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster

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

Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster
chronotopes & dioramas

Extended through June 27, 2010

Enrique Vila-Matas responds to
chronotopes & dioramas

Wednesday, March 3, 2010, 7pm

Conversation between Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster and Lynne Cooke
Saturday, March 6, 2010, 2pm

Book Launch for Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster: chronotopes & dioramas
Saturday, June 26, 2010, 3pm

Dia at the Hispanic Society
Broadway between 155th and 156th Streets, New York City
Tuesday-Saturday 10am-4pm; Sunday 1-4pm
Free admission


EXHIBITION Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster, chronotopes & dioramas, for Dia at the Hispanic Society
Commissioned by Dia, Gonzalez-Foerster’s chronotopes & dioramas expands and updates the Hispanic Society’s historic and world-renowned research library with a selection of twentieth-century literature by some forty authors. These texts have been 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.


For reservations email rsvp@diaart.org.
Enter through the American Academy of Arts and Letters entrance at 633 West 155th Street.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010, 7pm
Renowned Spanish novelist Enrique Vila-Matas responds to Gonzalez-Foerster’s chronotopes & dioramas. Lecture will be in Spanish with English translation. rsvp@diaart.org

Enrique Vila-Matas was born in Barcelona in 1948. Among his many novels are El mal de Montano (2002), Exploradores del abismo (2007), Doctor Pasavento (2005), and Dublinesque (forthcoming, 2010). His Historia abreviada de la literatura portátil (1985) and Bartleby y compañía (2000) are among those books included by Gonzalez-Foerster in chronotopes & dioramas.

Saturday, March 6, 2010, 2pm
Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster and exhibition curator Lynne Cooke discuss chronotopes & dioramas. rsvp@diaart.org

Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster was born in 1965 in Strasbourg, France, and today lives and works in Paris and Rio de Janeiro. 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). She also participated in The 53rd International Art Exhibition, La Biennale di Venezia (2009), 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.

Lynne Cooke was appointed curator at Dia Art Foundation, New York in 1991 and in 2009 was named Dia’s curator at large. In 2008, she became chief curator at the Reina Sofia in Madrid. Co-curator of the 1991 Carnegie International, and Artistic Director of the 1996 Sydney Biennale she has also curated exhibitions in numerous venues in North America, Europe and elsewhere. She has been on the faculty for Curatorial Studies at Bard College in addition to teaching as a visiting scholar in the Graduate Fine Art departments of several universities. Among her numerous publications are recent essays on the works of Rodney Graham, Jorge Pardo, Francis Alÿs, Richard Serra, Agnes Martin, and Zoe Leonard.


Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster: chronotopes & dioramas
Dia’s exhibition will be accompanied by a publication exploring the installation’s key themes through a selection of scholarly texts and full-color, documentary images. Developed in collaboration with Gonzalez-Foerster, and edited by Lynne Cooke and Karen Kelly, texts will include a new essay by Vila-Matas.

Book launch for Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster: chronotopes & dioramas
Saturday, June 26, 2010, 3pm


Enrique Vila-Matas’s program is made possible with the support of the Spain-USA Foundation. Special thanks to the Hispanic Society of America and to the American Academy of Arts and Letters.

chronotopes & dioramas is supported by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs; New York City Councilmember Robert Jackson; Etant donnés: The French-American Fund for Contemporary Art (a program of FACE); The Kadist Art Foundation; and Erica and Joseph Samuels.

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