Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster, chronotopes & dioramas
September 23, 2009 - June 27, 2010
Commissioned by Dia, Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster’s latest project offers
an annex to the world renowned research library at the Hispanic Society
of America. Gonzalez-Foerster expands and updates that historic collection
with a range of twentieth-century literature by some forty authors, whose
texts will be installed in a trio of dioramas by reference to their place of
origin in one of three distinct geographical regions: the desert, the tropics,
and the North Atlantic.
Special thanks to the Hispanic Society of America. This program is generously supported by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs; New York City Councilmember Robert Jackson; Etant donnés: The French-American Fund for Contemporary Art (a program of FACE); The Kadist Art Foundation; and Erica and Joseph Samuels. Beverages for the opening reception compliments of Brooklyn Brewery.