Catalogue 6.0: house of dgf guest edited by Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster is out now
CATALOGUE, the journal for contemporary art published by Cork Street Galleries, an initiative from the Pollen Estate, invites Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster, an experimental artist based in Paris, as guest editor of edition 6.0. The publication platforms house of dgf, @houseofdgf on Instagram, an idea, community, place of learning and exchange relating to students and alumni of her class at Kunstakademie Düsseldorf.
The artist has chosen this edition of CATALOGUE to introduce house of dgf in print for the first time.
In the late 80s, Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster first featured the ‘@’ symbol in her art, presaging its looming presence on our everyday lives.
In 2023, without this symbol, we would not be able to communicate with each other in two of our most instinctive and connected ways: email and Instagram.
As an artist who moved through Relational Aesthetics – the 90s term defined by French curator Nicolas Bourriaud where the artist is a facilitator – it is magic that Dominique should be an early adopter of a symbol that draws together all of us. A bridge between XX and XXI centuries.
Having perpetuated a compelling way across the past five decades, Gonzalez-Foerster has arrived at a point where she can be thought of as a movement, an ism.
This magazine is commissioned as part of a triple strand of works from the artist, alongside a series of banners exhibited over Cork Street, and a concert by Exotourisme, her sonic collaboration with Julien Perez.
The issue emerged in genesis from Alienarium 5, Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster’s 2022 exhibition at Serpentine curated by Claude Adjil and Hans Ulrich Obrist. It can be thought of as a sequential companion.