The Vertigo Effect


begins 24.10.15

Vitry-sur-Seine, France

MAC/VAL first opened in November 2005, so this year it is celebrating its tenth birthday: still young, but old enough to have a perspective over time, and to have put down roots in its territory. For this birthday, the new exhibition of works from the collection explores artists’ relation to history and its narratives, and our own relation as viewers to what went before us. (Alexia Fabre, 2015)

Black Whole Conference [2006]
74 chairs, clamp system
440 x 440 x 440 cm
Collection of the Musée d’art contemporain du Val-de-Marne

This installation consists of a group of chairs attached to each other at the legs to create a sphere. In this utopian architecture, each element ensures and shares in solidarity with the others, the stability of the whole. This spiky structure forms a kind of immune system, a geometry configured in order to protect itself from the outside world.