“For my part, the room is a pure dimension of artwork, the primary place the place one hangs private or collective issues. It’s a psychological area the place one composes an ambiance. […] My rooms are like photos, however which one can enter. One is bodily surrounded by the picture, reasonably like within the cinema. Moreover, I’ve this obsession with a story, a narration, even spatial.”1 —Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster

Nos années 70 (chambre) [Our 1970s (bedroom)] (1992) is among the earliest room environments by Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster, who right here summons the reminiscence of her mom’s bed room. With its purple wall, pink bedspread overlaying a mattress positioned on the bottom, patterned material from India, and Boalum lamp, this room refers to a sure era of the Seventies.

Emblematic of Gonzalez-Foerster’s curiosity in concepts of self-narrative and narration, she has described her rooms as functioning as a sort of detective novel however, as Lynne Cooke factors out, the rooms “by no means gel as ‘picture’; they by no means grow to be legible as concrete representations of a selected area.” The room thus turns into a dynamic interface shaping subjectivity.

For the reason that Nineties, the artist has created greater than sixty room environments. Nos années 70 (chambre) was initially exhibited in her solo exhibitions at Gio Marconi, Milan (1992), on the Centre Pompidou, Paris (2015-16), and at Sammlung Philara, Düsseldorf (2021).

Nos années 70 (chambre) may also be seen because the artist’s reckoning with the conceptual artwork of the Seventies. The gallery is presenting Nos années 70 (chambre) alongside different works by Gonzalez- Foerster from the nineties.

at Galerie Chantal Crousel, Paris
till January 27, 2024

1    Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster, cited by Jean-Max Colard, Chambres à half, Les Inrockuptibles, N°153, Could 27 — June 2, 1998, p.67, in Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster. 1887 – 2058 (2015). Below the route of Emma Lavigne. Exhibition catalog (Centre Pompidou, Paris, September 23, 2015 — February 1, 2016 and Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Düsseldorf, April 23, 2015 — August 7, 2016). Edited by Prestel Verlag, Munich/London/New York. p.198.”



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