Éloge du Doute
In keeping with the wishes of curator Caroline Bourgeois, it offered a thematic journey highlighting the strength and fragility of the human condition through a selection of works celebrating the collection’s eclecticism. Among them were emblematic pieces from the 1960s as well as contemporary creations, including several in situ projects, starting with huge works by Julie Mehretu and Tatiana Trouvé. The site’s openwork architecture allowed an original contrast between the different points of view expressed towards existential questions. Maurizio Cattelan and David Hammons’ subverted trophies responded to Donald Judd’s minimalist approach, Thomas Houseago’s tormented human figures to Marcel Broodthaers’ scathing critiques.
Of the 20 or so artists participating in the show, nearly half were presented for the first time by the Pinault Collection, reflecting its desire to showcase a new generation of international figures.