Between 2010 and 2013, artist and photographer Véronique Bourgoin staged a series of sensory disorienting, Surrealist-influenced installations at the Netherlands Fotomuseum that went on to travel to Hamburg, Vienna, Arles and Istanbul. The museum walls were covered with floor-to-ceiling, black and white trompe l’oeil blow-ups of 19th-century interiors—Art Nouveau lounges and Rococo dressing rooms with brocade wallpaper and heavy drapery. Over this impressive display, Bourgoin installed, salon-style, reproductions of artworks and photographs selected from each participating museum’s collection. Like the shock experienced when photography was invented, viewers experience anew the tension between “being there“ and “not being there.” The entire event is brilliantly documented with two publications; a formal Victorian-styled family album and an oversized unbound newspaper. Included is an essay by Ursula Panhans-Bühler and an interview with the artist by Bernard Marcadé.
German / Exhibition catalog
2 Volumes: Hardcover and Newspaper
9 1/2 x 11 3/4 inches (hardcover)
11 1/4 x 18 1/2 inches (newspaper)
250 pp / Extensive b&w and color
Retail Price: $45.00