Venue: Thomas Davis Theatre, Arts Building, Trinity College Dublin
Laurent P. Berger, visual artist, graduate of ENSAD, and Cyrille Berger, architect, graduate of ENSAPLV, have been collaborating since 2006 under the name Berger & Berger.
Laurent P. Berger’s work has been shown at numerous international exhibitions: at Villa Medici in Rome (le Jardin, 2000), at the Watermill Centre in New York (in 2002 and then in 2006), at Space in Progress/TBA21 in Vienna (Puppets and Heavenly Creatures, 2005), the Whitney Biennial in New York (Day for Night), the Rock ’n’ Roll Vol. 1 exhibition held at the Norrköpings Konstmuseum in Sweden and the ‘Un teatre sense teatre’ exhibition at MACBA, Barcelona and the Museu Berardo in Lisbon (2007). In 2009 and 2010 he was resident at Tokyo Wonder Site and Shizuoka Performing Arts Center. He has worked across various disciplines, in theatrical representation, opera and dance.
In 2008, with his brother Cyrille, Berger & Berger was winner of the Nouveaux Albums des Jeunes Architectes, a prize awarded by the French Ministry of Culture. Between 2008 and 2009 they were residents at Cent-Quatre in Paris. In 2009, they were selected to participate in the programme City Visions Europe, a design-research programme focusing on the urban condition in Europe, initiated by the Berlage Institute in Rotterdam.
Cyrille Berger‘s work has been shown in 2008 at the 11th International Architecture Biennale in Venice, in 2009 at the 5th European Landscape Biennial in Barcelona and at the 2nd Biennale des Îles Canaries, Arquitectura Arte y Paisaje (Territorio – Paisaje en clave de produccion).
The work of Berger & Berger was featured in the international show of Kazuyo Sejima’s 2010 Architectural Venice Biennale. They have recently completed an extension of the Collection Lambert, the Contemporary Art Museum of Avignon, France. They have also recently published a monograph of their work, La nuit est plus sombre avant l’aube, available for purchase at the Manuella editions website.
This talk is part of the multidisciplinary series, a series of AAI talks in partnership with the French Embassy in Ireland. It is part of the Embassy’s Month of Francophonie programme of events. More information is available here.