"Michel Majerus" exhibition in Bordeaux

From May 31, 2012 to September 23, 2012
"Michel Majerus" exhibition in Bordeaux 7 rue Ferrère 33000 Bordeaux fr

For its main summer show, the Contemporary Art Museum of Bordeaux (CAPC) programs the first Michel Majerus retrospective in France. Only french museum detaining a monumental work of the Luxembourg born artist in its collection, the CAPC will present a consequent selection of installations and paintings in its neve, of which the gigantic and gliding skateboard ramp if you are dead, so it is.

This is the first solo exhibition of Michel Majerus’ work in France. Produced in collaboration with the Kunstmuseum in Stuttgart, this retrospective will gather 35 works produced by the artist between 1996 and 2002, as well as two major installations:
- The monumental work Reminder (1998), which was added to our collection in 2007 (on deposit from the Fonds National d’Art Contemporain). It is the first time since its creation in 1998 for Manifesta in Luxemburg that this amazing work can be shown again, thanks to the huge size of the main hall of the CAPC.
- With if you are dead, so it is (2000) Majerus has covered the interior surface of a skateboarders' half-pipe. It will be reconstructed running the length of the 164-foot neve of the CAPC. Visitors will be able to glide through on foot or on roller blades… 

This show reflects the museum’s determination to present the work of a generation of artists, curators and critics who have developed new idioms and display methods that echo the changing cultural, social, and economic context of art. 

Opening times

11 am -6 pm / 8 pm on Wednesdays
Closed on Mondays and public holidays

Guided visits

4 pm on Saturdays and Sundays, appointment for groups.
T.: +33 5 56 00 81 78


CAPC, Musée d’art contemporain
Entrepôt Lainé. 7, rue Ferrère
F-33000 Bordeaux
T.: +33 5 56 00 81 50

Admission fees and rates

  • Rate: 5 €
  • Reduced rate : 2,50 €

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