À Triple Tour
Echoing Michel Foucault's theoretical work, which is inseparable from the theme, the show featured two main lines. One centred on the threats and constraints inherent in our society, the other on the individual confronted with imprisonment as a consequence of physical or mental illness. Spanning the 1970s to the 2010s, the 40 or so works, all from the Pinault Collection, focused on political, economic, social, intellectual, health and technological situations likely to produce a form of alienation. Videos by the 22 international guest artists, including Mona Hatoum, Bill Viola, Michelangelo Pistoletto, Diana Thater and Tetsumi Kudo, offered an uncompromising, but not hopeless or even humourless, portrait of the human condition, torn between our position as victims and makers of our own destiny.
This was the first time that a historic landmark in Paris hosted works from the Pinault Collection. Most of them had never been exhibited before.