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Robert Wilson chose the title "Living Rooms" for his exhibition at the Louvre, because it is a transposition to the museum of his living and working space at the Watermill Center in the United States, where he also stores a personal art collection that he shares with other artists and the public.

American artist Robert Wilson took over an old Western Union building near New York and transformed it into a place reflecting his personality, in which he stores his art collection and archives, and experiments freely, also providing residencies for young artists. The items in "The Robert Wilson Archives" offer fascinating insight into his creative process. They include artworks from Oceania, ancient Chinese ceramics, contemporary photographs, chairs from all periods and things he has found. This mixed bag of a collection seems to be the raw material from which the artist draws his inspiration. Reminiscent of the Surrealist collections—especially that of André Breton—this one tells us less about the objects themselves than about the eye of the artist who chose and assembled them.

Robert Wilson designed the exhibition layout to reflect his daily surroundings and the way they constantly inspire him.

Organized by:

Robert Wilson and Philippe Malgouyres, curator at the Department of Decorative Arts, Musée du Louvre,
With the contribution of Noah Khoshbin, curator of The Watermill Collection.
Executive producer: Change Performing Arts.

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Practical information

From November 14, 2013 to February 17, 2014
Salle de la Chapelle

Opening hours:
Every day except Tuesday, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Late opening on Wednesdays and Fridays until 9.45 p.m.

Admission:
Admission with museum entrance ticket: € 12

Further information:
01 40 20 53 17