This book documents the scrupulous recreation, inside MAMCO Geneva, of a flat owned between 1975 and 1992 by Parisian collector and self-described agent d'art
Ghislain Mollet-Viéville. Mollet-Viéville's apartment on the rue Beauborg showcased his incredible collection of minimalist and conceptual art; the flat served flexibly as home, gallery and crossroads of international contemporary art. Featuring works by Victor Burgin
, Dan Flavin, Donald Judd, Carl Andre
, Claude Rutault
, Art & Language
, Joseph Kosuth
, John McCracken
and Lawrence Weiner
, Mollet-Viéville's collection, and its display in his apartment, defined a radical approach to collecting and played an important role in publicizing the work of these artists in France.
MAMCO acquired Mollet-Viéville's groundbreaking collection in 2017; The Apartment
is the first publication to celebrate and study Mollet-Viéville's collection and its faithful reinstallation at MAMCO Geneva as a “period room” of contemporary art history. The Apartment
features an analysis of each work included in the installation, an interview with Mollet-Viéville conducted by Lionel Bovier
and Thierry Davila
, and an essay by Patricia Falguières.