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Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster: chronotopes & dioramas


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chronotopes & dioramas explores key themes developed in Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster's site-specific 2009–2010 installation at Dia at the Hispanic Society of America. For this project, Gonzalez-Foerster took as her point of departure the Society's renowned research library, expanding and updating the historic collection with twentieth-century literature by nearly 40 different authors. The artist installed these books in a trio of dioramas, organizing them by place of origin in one of three regions: the desert, the tropics, and the North Atlantic. This companion volume to the installation includes new writing by Gonzalez-Foerster's past collaborator, the celebrated Spanish novelist Enrique Vila-Matas. The book is printed in three different covers, reproducing each of the three diaromas.

Publication Details

Dia Art Foundation
Publication date
128 pages
8.75 x 11 in.
Publication credits
Edited by Lynne Cooke and Karen Kelly, with Barbara Schröder. Texts by Lynne Cooke and Enrique Vila-Matas

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Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster

Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster was born in Strasbourg, France, in 1965. She lives and works in Paris and Rio de Janeiro.

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