Brazilian Artist Dominique Gonzales-Foerster | Guggenheim UBS MAP
b. 1965, Strasbourg, France | lives and works in Paris and Rio de Janeiro
Dominique González-Foerster’s practice encompasses film, installation, video, and various forms of collaborative work. Her art explores how public and private spaces produce and alter mood, trigger memory, and impact perception. One of Gonzalez-Foerster’s primary interests is modernist architecture, and this accounts for her attraction to Brazil and the distinctive qualities of tropical modernism. The action of her video work Plages (2001) takes place in Rio de Janeiro on New Year’s Eve, presenting the viewer with a bird’s-eye view of Copacabana’s beach.
T.1912 Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, April 14, 2011 Artist Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster created a site-specific staged audience experience in the museum’s rotunda, inspired by the sinking of the Titanic on April 14, 1912. More
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Dominique González-Foerster: 'euqinimod & costumes' The New York Times, May 15, 2014 Dominique González-Foerster, one of the heavyweights of relational aesthetics, has shown at the Dia Art Foundation and staged performances at the Guggenheim, becoming known for a certain arm’s-length intellectuality. In contrast, her first solo at 303 Gallery is personal and beautiful in an uncanny, modest yet encompassing way. More
All Aboard the RMS Guggenheim The Wall Street Journal, April 16, 2011 While most visitors to the Guggenheim Museum may not have considered its aquatic potential, for Dominique González-Foerster, a French artist known for her immersive light and sound works, combining the museum's Frank Lloyd Wright architecture with water seems only natural. More