Thursday, March 08, 2018

Godard's Models for an Exhibition That Never Happened

Jean-Luc Godard, “The Bastards (parable) – God is my right” (2004–06),
foamcore, watercolor, paper collage, felt pen, Plexiglass, lamp, model car,
metal wire,wood, glue, steel, lamp, mixed media,Rainbow Transvideo monitor,
three MP3 iPod video players showing excerpts from two John Ford Westerns
and the JAG TV show (courtesy of Miguel Abreu Gallery)

Film director Jean-Luc Godard created models for a 2006 exhibition at the Centre Pompidou that never came to pass. According to a hand-written note from Godard, the 2006 exhibition at the Centre Pompidou was cancelled due to artistic, technical, and financial difficulties.

Memories of Utopia: Jean-Luc Godard’s “Collages de France”
Models at Miguel Abreu Gallery (photo by the author for Hyperallergic)

For the first time since 2006, these maquettes are visible in their entirety at Memories of Utopia: Jean-Luc Godard’s “Collages de France” Models, an exhibition at Miguel Abreu Gallery in NYC.

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