Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster, born in 1965, has come up with an extremely
varied range of work ever since she started in the early nineties.
It includes film projections, photography and spatial installations,
but she also enters into joint ventures with fellow artists as Pierre
Huyghe, Liam Gillick and Rikrit Tiravanija. She has worked out scenarios
for the French chansonnier Christophe, designed displays for Balenciaga's
fashion boutiques in New York and Paris and designed a house for
a collector in Tokyo. Her work is characterized by a quiet, intimate
interrogation of contemporary urban life. Exploring cinematic conventions,
temporality and subjective experience, her short films and installations
recreate specific moments in which individuals intersect with places
- highlighting the individual nuances of cultural and social contexts.
Ange Leccia was born in 1952 in Minervie,
Corsica. He has used huge video projections to both intervene with
the architecture of the gallery and to tell the stories of personal
and public dramas. Work by Ange Leccia has appeared all over France
and in U.S. venues such as the High Museum in Atlanta, the CAM in
Houston and Inova in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Ange Leccia and Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster have already collaborated
on the short film "Ile de Beaute" (1996), which combined
a written scenario with selections from the hundreds of hours filmed
by Leccia in the previous ten years.
Video installations/personal exhibitions
- Parc Central (2006)
Exotourism: Marcel Duchamp Prize Musée National d’Art
Moderne, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France. Ipanema
Theorie / Plages, Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden.
Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster, Portikus, Frankfurt, Germany.
Riyo & Central,
Festival International du Film, Cannes,
- 1998 Tropical Modernité, Fundació Mies van der
Rohe, Barcelona, Spain. 88:88,
Kaiser Wilhelm Museum, Krefeld, Germany. Île
de beauté (1996)
Intérieurs, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
Numéro bleu, ARC/Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris,
Festróia - Tróia International Film Festival: Short Digital
Prix Marcel Duchamp