Opening January 9th
Last opening BIENALSUR 2021 Gaëlle Choisne introduces inhabitation into the halls of the museum: she receives the body of the visitors as the very subject of the project and puts into practice the principle of hospitality so dear to the MAC VAL. As a guest to intervene in the museum spaces, Choisne proposes a project entitled Temple of Love, which is part of her exploration of A Lover’s Discourse: Fragments, by Roland Barthes, and which has been carried out for several years in different places. This new interference at MAC VAL, Atopos, can be seen in the centre of the exhibition space of the À mains nues collection, alongside the other works. Using mobile and sculptural devices, it provides ways to welcome the public, inviting them to participate in and listen to around twenty programmed interventions that can be activated over the course of a year.
The artist accompanies the works in the collection through life and the very essence of humanity: philosophy, reflection, contact, the longing to evolve, and germination. Her project is placed here under the sign of love and relationships with the others, an experience of live love as a political, social, and caring response: an ecosystem at the service of the living.