Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster : M.2062 (la partie de l’opéra)from 24 to 31 October


Living between Paris and Rio de Janeiro, Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster (1965) explores the relationship between reality and fiction in the form of environments, performances, photos and films. Combining cinematic, literary and musical sources of inspiration, each of her pieces is an opportunity to walk through spaces and times where the private and the public meet, the past and present overlap, and the "self" proves to be multiple and elusive. An internationally recognised artist, her work has been presented at the Tate Modern in London (2008), the Reina Sofia in Madrid (2014), the Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris (2007) and the Dia Art Foundation in New York (2009).

With M.2062 (the opera game), Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster turns the Foundation the setting for a "magical chess game with modified rules". Real and fictional figures of the 19th century (the white pieces) and the 20th century (the black pieces), among them Lola Montes, Bob Dylan, Edgar Allan Poe and even Vicky Page, come face to face. Each of them appears in a specific part of the museum, accompanied by opera music, literary texts and film dialogue.

Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster (1965) lives and works in Paris (France) and Rio de Janeiro (Brazil).

With the participation of Ari Benjamin Meyers (artist and composer, born in 1972. Lives and works in Berlin), and surprise guests


Opening hours from 3 November (outside school holidays)

Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays 12 a.m to 7 p.m.

Friday late-night opening 12 a.m to 11 p.m.

Saturdays and Sundays 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Closed Tuesdays


The chessboard can be viewed at any time from 24th to 31st October in Gallery 2

- Friday October 24

3:00 p.m. – Emilie Brontë – Auditorium – duration approximately 35 minutes

- Saturday October 25

7:30 p.m. – La Casati – Great Wall of the West Basin – duration approximately 15 minutes

- Sunday October 26

8:00 pm – Anonymous – from the clearing – duration approximately 15 minutes

- Monday October 27

5:00 p.m. – Vera Nabokov – Gallery 2 chessboard – duration approximately 35 minutes

- Tuesday October 28

6:00 p.m. – Bob Dylan –  lifts + level 2 – duration approximately 25 minutes

- Wednesday October 29

4:00 p.m. –  Vicky Page – Gallery 2 chessboard  – duration approximately 25 minutes

- Thursday October 30

3:00 p.m. – Red Shoes – Auditorium  – duration approximately 35 minutes

- Friday October 31

8:00 p.m.  – Paul Morphy  – Gallery 2 chessboard – duration – approximately 85 minutes


- a creation by Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster

- make-up and hair: Mélanie Gerbeaux

- costumes: la Compagnie du Costume, Clémence de Solages

- wardrobe: Laurence Michelland-Guindollet

- special effects: C17

- Composition by Ari Benjamin Meyers

  Module 4 from Serious Immobilities (2013) (Opera Game Version, 2014)

  Electric Bass - Louis Sommer

  Electric Guitar - Rodrigo Viana

- executive production: ARTER and Blue Head Production

special thanks to:

Rodolphe Cohen, Martial Galfione, Benoit Lalloz, Olivier Aldeano, Yasumasa Morimura.