November 26, 2014 - Centre Pompidou-Metz - Olivier Bardin
November 26, 2014

Olivier Bardin

Olivier Bardin, The Double Room, 1994–2014.

Olivier Bardin
The Double Room, 1994–2014

Centre Pompidou-Metz
1, Parvis des Droits-de-l’Homme
Hours: Monday, Wednesday–Friday 11am–6pm, 
Saturday 10am–8pm, Sunday 10am–6pm

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In the context of the exhibition The Decade: 1984–1999 at Centre Pompidou-Metz, the French artist Olivier Bardin (b. 1969) will reenact his work The Double Room, originally created in Bordeaux, France in 1994.

In this work, two people face each other in a hotel room: the artist and another person. They stay on a couch for a time determined by the artist. They are silent and still. As they meet, the two protagonists look at each other as they wish and try to surpass the constraints of the other’s gaze. From the power of the gaze they gain consciousness of their own image. 

People who wish to reenact this art work with Olivier Bardin will come, one at a time, on four days, into a hotel room in Metz:
December 6, 2014
January 10, 2015
February 7, 2015
February 28, 2015
registration: doubleroom [​at​]

Hôtel Novotel Metz Centre
Place des Paraiges
Centre Saint-Jacques
57000 Metz

In the context of
The Decade: 1984–1999
Until March 5, 2015
Curated by Stéphanie Moisdon, art critic and independent curator, the exhibition is a mirror-image of the spirit of the 1990s. It does not attempt to recreate an era nor to sanctify an ideal and lost age, but seeks instead to bring up to date the forms and procedures which anticipated today’s artistic creation. Working from a survey of some of the 1990s’ central figures, its purpose is to collect objects and sources which survived and inspired the decade, and to create new, non-hierarchical arrangements between art, literature, film, music, architecture and design. 

Imagined by major international artist Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster, the exhibition scape presents itself as an intermediate space, between city and nature, inside and outside, day and night. 

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Centre Pompidou-Metz
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