The artist Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster is enamoured by the notion of transformation. She constructs stages and spaces that she then alters. Upon entering the spaces that she creates, you instantaniously seem to enter an internal monologue that plays with your thoughts, memories and imagination. In doing so, the artist disturbs relations of time and space, and in doing so it seems possible to move into the past and into the future. This movement back and forth happens in part through texts that Gonzalez-Foerster uses to convey moods and images that we can relate to or indeed perhaps remember.
With the help of text, light and music, ‘Tales of the 21st Century’ will transform the Neubau (new building) of the GfZK into an extensive installation, through which you can walk as if part of a film of the same name.
Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster (born 1965 in Strasbourg, lives between Paris and Rio de Janeiro) is an internationally recognized artist, who comments on the tendencies and conflicts of the present in a truely impressive way. She is a professor at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf and in recent years has had solo exhibitions at a number of internationally renowned institutions, including the Tate Modern in London, the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris, the Museum of Modern Art in Rio de Janeiro and the Kunstsammlungen Nordrhein Westfalen in Düsseldorf.