Colored carpet and metal fixture
Approx. 20 x 200 x 240 cm
Le Désert rouge is from a series included in the artist’s 2015 exhibition at the Museu de Arte Moderna in Rio de Janeiro for which Dominique Gonzalez Foerster recreated works from her early years. Characteristic of her continuous play with temporal displacements and the subjectivity of experience, Le Désert rouge conflates past and present. On the one hand, the combination of ready-made objects is indebted to the artistic discourse from the time of its first execution when items from daily life were introduced into an art context to question the nature of an artwork. On the other hand, the work evokes formal issues associated with modernist and post-modernist discussions. Thus the rectangular section of red carpet on the floor evokes the artist's preoccupation with the floor as site of learning.