Walls and Bridges
Walls and Bridges is a 10-day series of performances and critical explorations uniting French and American thinkers and artists from social sciences, philosophy, literature and live arts.
A Salon de Fleurus salon
11 West 53rd Street (between 5th Ave and Avenue of the Americas)
Discussion / Storytelling. Co-presented by The Museum of Modern Art (New York)
For two decades, “Salon de Fleurus” has quietly kept its
doors open in New York, defying definitions while fascinating
its visitors. Oscillating between the museum and the Department of Media and Performance Art, The Museum of Modern Art domestic space, Salon de Fleurus functions as an intimate cabinet of wonder for modern art. As part of this tribute to Salon for its 20th anniversary, a number of prominent artists and writers report on their first encounter with the space, sharing their obsessive and ambiguous approach to reality, and teasing out the relationships between science, history and memory. Participants include novelist Laurent Binet, who tries to reconstruct the assassination of Nazi Reinhard Heydrich with the help of archives and personal true stories in his novel HHhH; essayist and writer Laurence Weschler, who depicts Mr. Wilson’s Museum of Jurassic Technology, where history, scientific research and fiction blend; Jean-Marc Lévy-Leblond, physicist, editor, and eloquent advocate of the dialogue between science and art; as well as artist Andrea Geyer who rethinks the past in the present, re-enacting historical facts and characters in her projects.
Moderated by Ana Janevski, Associate Curator, Department of Media and Performance Art, The Museum of Modern Art