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 - L\'Appartement
A legendary Parisian collection of minimalist and conceptual art, and its evocative installation in the home of collector Ghislain Mollet-Viéville.
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.
Texts by Lionel Bovier, Thierry Davila, Patricia Falguières, Ghislain Mollet-Viéville.
published in February 2020
French edition
16 x 23 cm (softcover)
160 pages (color & b/w ill.)
ISBN : 978-2-940656-01-1
EAN : 9782940656011
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