Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster: la chambre humaine & la planète close

Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster: la chambre humaine & la planète close

Galerie Chantal Crousel

September 20, 2021
Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster
la chambre humaine & la planète close
September 3–October 9, 2021
Galerie Chantal Crousel
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Galerie Chantal Crousel is delighted to announce the collaboration with Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster. For her first solo exhibition at the gallery, the artist presents la chambre humaine & la planète close (the human room & the closed planet). An exhibition part of a cycle of three “visions”: the first, Volcanic Excursion (A Vision), was shown at the Secession (Vienna, Austria) in the summer of 2021 and the third one will take place at the Serpentine (London, UK) in the spring of 2022.

An experimental artist based in Paris, Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster has, since 1990, been exploring the different modalities of sensory and cognitive relationships between bodies and spaces, real or fictitious, up to the point of questioning the distance between organic and inorganic life. Metabolising literary and cinematographic, architectural and musical, scientific and pop references, Gonzalez-Foerster creates “chambres” and “interiors”, “gardens”, “attractions” and “planets”, with respect to the multiple meanings that these terms take on in the works of Virginia Woolf or Nathaniel Hawthorne, the Brontë sisters or Thomas Pynchon, Joanna Russ or Philip K. Dick. This investigation of spaces extends to a questioning of the implicit neutrality of practices and exhibition spaces. Her ‘mises en espace’, ‘anticipations’ and ‘apparitions’ seek to invade the sensory domain of the viewers in order to operate intentional changes in their memory and imagination. Haunted by history and future, Gonzalez-Foerster’s works become containers where the artist incubates a form of subjectivity that does not yet exist. Through multiple international exhibitions, short films, productions and concerts, Gonzalez-Foerster’s mutant work contributes to the invention of new technologies of consciousness. —Paul B. Preciado (2019).

la chambre humaine (the human room), 2021, mixed media
With works by Saâdane Afif, BLESS, Cecilia Bengolea, Giasco Bertoli, Angela Bulloch, Nicholas Mir Chaikin, Tommaso Corvi-Mora, Jean-Pascal Flavien, Heidi Foerster, Mélanie Gerbeaux, Ange Leccia, Ryo Minuit, Hans Ulrich Obrist, Gabriel Orozco, Philippe Parreno, Julien Perez, Paul B. Preciado, Marie Proyart, Anri Sala, Gisèle Vienne, Jean-Luc Vilmouth, Camille Vivier and Natsuko Uchino.

la planète close (the closed planet), 2021, mixed media
Hair design: Mélanie Gerbeaux. Hair odor: barnabé fillion, ARPA studios. Text / graphic design with Marie Proyart.

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