Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster: Chronotopes & Dioramas

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 celbrated Spanish novelist Enrique Vila-Matas.

Text: Cooke Lynne, Vila-Matas Enrique. pp. 128; paperback. Publisher: Dia Foundation, New York, 2010.

ISBN: 9780944521571| 0944521576
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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 celbrated Spanish novelist Enrique Vila-Matas.

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