MUSÉE LES ABATTOIRS X GALERIES LAFAYETTE . TOULOUSE . FRANCE
Curator : Annabelle Ténèze
Joël Andrianomearisoa has created a Sentimental Gift Shop for the Contemporary Floor, 40 years after the Sentimental Museum and Absurd Boutique that Daniel Spoerri planned for the opening of the Centre Pompidou. In an intimist manner, Andrianomearisoa also invites us to follow him through the different areas of the museum, from the restaurant to the bookshop via the courtyards and even the city streets, bringing meaning and words to the forgotten space of Les Abattoirs. He guides us down a string of sentimental paths, leaving traces of his passing here and there with texts displayed on the walls, love letters slipped into books… In the media library, his ‘Sentimental Library’ explores the nature of the place, in time with games of love and chance.
Planned as a general project, the ‘Sentimental Products by Joël Andrianomearisoa’ are developed throughout the exhibition and its accompanying events (posters, social media, Sentimental Party, etc.). They continue until the dispersion of the ‘Sentimental Boutique’ on the last days of the exhibition, because “while the items are for sale, feelings are free.”
© Studio Joël Andrianomearisoa