A project developed by American artist Marianne Vitale around the history of an American hospital built in France during the First World War (with an essay by Rachel Valinsky).
Marianne Vitale (born 1973, lives and works in New York City) uses now-decommissioned materials and objects to interrogate the myths upon which cosmologies of modernity are based, whether the pioneering ideologies of Manifest Destiny and Westward expansion, the history and infrastructure of industrialization, American vernacular architecture, or genealogies of modernism in art history.
Marianne Vitale is graduated from School of Visual Arts, New York in 1996. Her work has been exhibited throughout New York including The High Line; The Whitney Museum of American Art; The Journal Gallery; White Columns; Karma; Zach Feuer Gallery; The Sculpture Center; Invisible-Exports; The Elaine de Kooning House, East Hampton; and Performa. Across the United States her work has appeared at The Contemporary Austin, Texas; Venus Over Los Angeles; Various Small Fires, LA; and the Rubell Family Collection, Miami. Overseas presentations include Contemporary Fine Arts, Berlin; Le Confort Moderne, Poitiers; UKS, Oslo; Tensta Kunsthall, Stockholm; Kunstraum Innsbruck, Austria; Kling & Bang, Iceland; Saatchi Gallery, London.