The Apartment – Ghislain Mollet-Viéville
Publisher: MAMCO Geneva, ISBN: 9781942884484, Format: Softcover, 229 x 159mm, 132pp
This book captures the collection of minimalist and conceptual art, and its evocative installation in the home of Parisan collector Ghislain Mollet-Viéville.
This book documents the scrupulous recreation, inside MAMCO Geneva, of a flat owned between 1975 and 1992 by Parisian collector and self-described agent d'art Ghislain Mollet-Viéville. Mollet-Viéville's apartment on the rue Beauborg showcased his incredible collection of minimalist and conceptual art; the flat served flexibly as home, gallery and crossroads of international contemporary art. Featuring works by Victor Burgin, Dan Flavin, Donald Judd, Carl Andre, Claude Rutault, Art & Language, John McCracken and Lawrence Weiner, Mollet-Viéville's collection, and its display in his apartment, defined a radical approach to collecting and played an important role in publicizing the work of these artists in France.
MAMCO acquired Mollet-Viéville's groundbreaking collection in 2017; The Apartment is the first publication to celebrate and study Mollet-Viéville's collection and its faithful reinstallation at MAMCO Geneva as a "period room" of contemporary art history. The Apartment features an analysis of each work included in the installation, an interview with Mollet-Viéville conducted by Lionel Bovier and Thierry Davila, and an essay by Patricia Falguières.