Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster, equinimod & costumes

by Claudia Vitarelli

photography Cosimo Fanciullacci

30 May 2014

Years after joining the roaster of 303 Gallery, "equinimod & costumes" is the first gallery show presented by French artist Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster in New York.

Tristan Bera created a booklet to accompany the exhibition, featuring a subjective description of selected works in the space.

Concurrent to the show at 303 Gallery is 1984-1999. The Decade, an exhibition imagined by Gonzalez-Foerster at Centre Pompidou-Metz which investigates a physical—rather than personal—time frame, offering a chance to discover the artist's different approaches to representing the shape of history.

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Above: from left to right, Drawing (débardeur), Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster, 1981; t-shirt, black and white, Yohji Yamamoto, 1980s; long-sleeve t-shirt, yellow and pink nylon, Comme des Garçons, 1980s; inflatable cat jacket, khaki, Michico Koshino, 1987; bolero, khaki, Comme des Garçons, 1994; transparent shirt, brown, Katharine Hamnett, 1991; small red dress, Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster, 1994; Canna, glass painting, Heidi Foerster, 2008.

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On the right: red perfecto with Cramps sticker on a "Series 7" blue butterfly chair by Arne Jacobsen, 1958.

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Above: from left to right, dress, blue with rainbow stripes, Paul Franck, 2006; kid t-shirt pink with money print, Paul Franck, 2007; Rio carnival costume, Império Serrano, 2002, and kid pink and black flamenco dress, 2007, on a white coat stand (After George Brecht), 2014; short sleeves shirt, pink and green flower print, Balenciaga, 2008; Scarlett (M2062), limited edition poster, 2014; hat, green and pink, Brazil, 2014; jumper, pink, Maison Martin Margiela, 2008.

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Above: from left to right, Yakusa tattoo t-shirt, white, blue and red, made in Japan, 1997; picture from a magazine, 1990s; black ant chair, Arne Jacobsen, 1952; two sweaters, blue and pink, Kookai, 1995; Drawing (sofa vert), Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster, 1981; long-sleeve t-shirt, white with circle of blue dolphins, Felix Gonzalez-Torres; long-sleeve t-shirt, blue and grey, Hussein Chalayan, 1998; t-shirt, orange, Courrèges, 1997.

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Above: detail of Drawing (swimming pool), Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster, 1981. 

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Above: mirror, Quaker style, 2014.

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Above: from left to right, Tree of life, white and pink piece of fabric, 1978; photography (Corsica), 1979; photography (Ibiza), 1980; t-shirt, black cotton wool, Comme des Garçons, 1986.

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Above: from left to right, child's underwear, reproduction of a series of old garments, Martin Margiela, 1997; photography (Zurich), 1994; dress, black, Martin Margiela, 1995; long-sleeve transparent top, Martin Margiela, 1995; top, white, Martin Margiela, 1991. 

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equinimod & costumes is on view through May 31st, 2014. 

303 Gallery is located at 507 West 24th Street, New York. 

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