Exhibition The Louvre invites Umberto Eco: “Mille e tre"
from November 7, 2009 to February 8, 2010
Claude Closky 'Sans titre (marabout)', 1997
Courtesy galerie Laurent Godin, ParisPhoto © Joséphine de Bère
Having extended an invitation to Umberto Eco, who chose to work on a theme described as “The Infinity of Lists”, the Louvre presents an exhibition of ancient and contemporary graphic works, as well as around 20 multidisciplinary events in the auditorium and the rooms of the museum.
The exhibition “Mille e tre” traces the evolution of the concept of a list through history and examines how its meaning changes with the passage of time: from its ancient use in funerary traditions to its present-day use in everyday life, via the creative processes of contemporary artists, the list is a vehicle for cultural codes and the bearer of different messages.
Organized by: Marie-Laure Bernadac, Curator in Charge, Special Advisor on Contemporary Art, Musée du Louvre
Denon Wing, 1st Floor, room 33