adrián villar rojas in au diapason du monde
The Fondation will exhibit a new selection of artists, bringing together an array of modern and contemporary works from the Collection which have never been exhibited there before.
All the artists are presented in two complementary sequences.
- Sequence A, displayed on the 2nd floor, is dedicated to the Japanese artist Takashi Murakami, whose prolific work revolves around a culture that is both ancestral and contemporary, and upon which historical trauma and natural disasters have left a considerable mark.
- Sequence B extends through the rest of the building. It explores the current and recurring issues concerning man’s position within the universe and his relationship with other living things. The question has inspired artists and has led them to engage with and create pieces that resonate with works by researchers, scientists and also poets and philosophers; each artist questions the relationship between the different living beings, beyond the distinctions of human, plant, animal.
Each floor of Sequence B has its own theme:
On the first floor, in galleries 5 and 6, Irradiances includes works by Matthew Barney, Mark Bradford, Trisha Donnelly, Dan Flavin, Jacqueline Humphries, Pierre Huyghe, Yves Klein, James Lee Byars, François Morellet, Sigmar Polke, Gerhard Richter and Anicka Yi; and Christian Boltanski occupies gallery 7.
On the ground floor, in gallery 4, Là, infiniment… (Here, infinitely…) displays works by Cyprien Gaillard, Wilhelm Sasnal and Adrián Villar Rojas.
By way of reworking iconic works from the history of art, these three artists reflect on man’s domination throughout history as well as on his potential demise.
Inspired by Michelangelo's David, of which here only the legs remain, Adrián Villar Rojas' monumental marble sculpture, Untitled, from the series Theater of Disappearance (2017), appears as the sole remnant of a post-apocalyptic world.
On the pool level, L’Homme qui chavire, (The man who capsizes), presented in galleries 1 and 2, includes works by Giovanni Anselmo, Maurizio Cattelan, Ian Cheng, Alberto Giacometti, Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster, Pierre Huyghe, Yves Klein, Henri Matisse, Philippe Parreno and Kiki Smith.