Exhibition Sarkis Encounters with Uccello, Grünewald, Munch and Beuys
from February 21, 2007 to May 21, 2007
In honor of the Year of Armenia in France, the Louvre has extended an invitation to the Turkish-born Armenian artist Sarkis. His project, in the form of an installation, is a reflection on space and time.
Through the medium of video transmission, Sarkis engages in dialogue with the four works that have meant the most to him in his life as an artist: the Battle of San Romano by Paolo Uccello in the Louvre, the Isenheim Altarpiece by Matthias Grünewald in the Unterlinden Museum, Colmar, The Scream by Edvard Munch in the National Gallery, Oslo and the Werkkomplex by Joseph Beuys in the Hessian State Museum, Darmstadt. These four works are filmed in their respective museums and displayed in real time at the Louvre on four large screens. Beneath each of these screens a work by Sarkis is presented (either a sculpture or a video) and “cartels” are positioned alongside the filmed image, consisting of works from the collections of the Department of Decorative Arts and works in glass by Patrick Neu.
Event organized with the support of “Arménie, mon amie”, the official Year of Armenia in France.
This exhibition is made possible in part by the Cercle des Jeunes Mécènes du Louvre.
This exhibition is organized with the participation of the following media partners : the Histoire channel, La Croix and France Inter.
Friday, April 6 at 7 p.m. - Meet the Artist
Meet Sarkis at this special evening event in the galleries
Free admission for youths under 26. Individual registration at the group sales office under the Pyramid.
Organized by: Marie-Laure Bernadac, chief curator, special advisor on contemporary art at the Louvre.
Practical informationSully Wing
Salle de la Maquette.
Open daily except Tuesdays from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., and until 10 p.m. on Wednesdays and Fridays
+33 (0)1 40 20 53 17
Access to the exhibition is included in the purchase of an admission to the Museum’s permanent collections