Passage du Temps
Photo : Maxime Dufour /
© Adagp, Paris, 2020
© ADAGP Paris / Photo : Maxime Dufour
The challenge was to make sense from a collection. Thus, from Dan Flavin to Adel Abdessemed, including Gilbert & George, Philippe Parreno or Hiroshi Sugimoto, the exhibition offered a chronological and thematic journey, exploring the notion of astonishment, avant-garde, or identity, from the 1970s to today. Without pretending to be exhaustive, it offered a point of view on contemporary creation, marked by a period which is questioning the nature of work of art and artistic identity. Following the industrial architecture of the place and its constraints, the exhibition layout suggested stories that everyone could interpret according to their feelings.
Starting from the minimal and conceptual art, the notion of object and materials used by artists have been reinvented. Thought became the object of art, be it the thought of the author as well as that of the visitor through the experience of the work. The visitor is no longer a mere spectator, but becomes the actor of the work.