Exhibition / Performances / Films / Discussions / Lectures
November 11, 2013 - February 17, 2014
Some forty years after he first created a sensation on the French theater scene with Deafman Glance, Robert Wilson is the Louvre’s latest guest curator. No mere retrospective or remembrance, this event marks an unprecedented collaboration between the world’s quintessential museum and the artist who, in the words of Louis Aragon, is “what we, from whom Surrealism was born, dreamed would come after and go beyond us.”
The theme of Wilson’s residency at the Louvre, “Living Rooms,” reflects his wish to infuse the museum with the spirit of the Watermill Center on Long Island, the artists’ community where he lives, works, shares his personal collection of art and artifacts with the public, and nurtures the creativity of young and emerging artists.
In the Salle de la Chapelle, Wilson presents an exhibition clearly conveying his creative processes, featuring a selection of objects that serve as the raw material for his artistic inspiration.
In the Louvre’s auditorium, Wilson hosts and takes part in a series of performances, conversations, film screenings, and discussions giving a glimpse into the personal perspective shaping his work as a theater and opera director, artist and designer who takes particular pleasure in dislodging any preconceived ideas one might have about him.
This wide-ranging program offers the public an exceptional opportunity to share precious moments with Wilson himself, but also with a number of influential figures in his artistic circle, such as Christopher Knowles and CocoRosie.