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Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster

French, b. 1965

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Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster

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French, b. 1965

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Biography

Taking an experimental approach to the convention of the exhibition, Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster creates conceptually driven installations and videos that engage specific events grounded in ideas of time and space. “My approach to art is quite radical,” the Marcel Duchamp prize-winning artist has said. “It has more to do with theater and staging than making objects such as paintings or sculptures.” For her 2008-9 installation in Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall, Gonzalez-Foerster tapped into her long-standing interest in science fiction, imagining a post-apocalyptic version of London in which constant rain has turned the museum into a shelter for people and artworks. Filled with bunk beds, reproductions of public sculptures by Louise Bourgeois, Alexander Calder, and Henry Moore, and science fiction novels, the installation raises questions about the role and vitality of museums and art exhibitions in changing times.

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Centre Pompidou, and 1 more
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The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 11 more
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Tate, and 1 more
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Artforum, and 5 more
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Venice Biennale National Pavilion, and 8 more
Biography

Taking an experimental approach to the convention of the exhibition, Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster creates conceptually driven installations and videos that engage specific events grounded in ideas of time and space. “My approach to art is quite radical,” the Marcel Duchamp prize-winning artist has said. “It has more to do with theater and staging than making objects such as paintings or sculptures.” For her 2008-9 installation in Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall, Gonzalez-Foerster tapped into her long-standing interest in science fiction, imagining a post-apocalyptic version of London in which constant rain has turned the museum into a shelter for people and artworks. Filled with bunk beds, reproductions of public sculptures by Louise Bourgeois, Alexander Calder, and Henry Moore, and science fiction novels, the installation raises questions about the role and vitality of museums and art exhibitions in changing times.

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
Established
Established representation
Represented by industry leading galleries.
User
Solo show at a major institution
Centre Pompidou, and 1 more
Group
Group show at a major institution
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 11 more
Institution
Collected by a major institution
Tate, and 1 more
Publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
Artforum, and 5 more
Fair
Included in a major biennial
Venice Biennale National Pavilion, and 8 more
Articles Featuring Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster
A High-Tech Exhibition Takes Over an Abandoned Office Space in London
Sep 14th, 2016
A High-Tech Exhibition Takes Over an Abandoned Office Space in London
Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster Brings Helen Frankenthaler to the Opera
Oct 6th, 2015
Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster Brings Helen Frankenthaler to the Opera
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