musée d'art contemporain
de Bordeaux

Exhibition // Contemporary Art Commissions //

30.05.2018 -> 01.07.2018

Suzanne Treister's Journey to Bordeaux

– Parallel Histories and Peripheral Narrratives


Bordeaux Métropole is developing a wide-ranging program of contemporary art commissions. Launched in 2002 to coincide with the construction of the tramway as part of the Culture Ministry’s public commissions procedure, the programme has evolved into the “Garonne” art commission project. This takes the River Garonne as its focal point and engages in discussions on urban planning, ecology, water management, the redevelopment and re-energising of public space, and economic development and research, all aspects that contribute to the transformations under way across a large geographical area.




It was in this context that Bordeaux Métropole invited Suzanne Treister to work on its territory. The project developed by the artist consists in a triptych entitled The Spaceships of Bordeaux, comprising three monumental works installed in Greater Bordeaux. The Observatory/Science Fiction Library was the first one to be completed and installed in Floirac in July 2017, The Spaceship will be inaugurated on June 7, 2018 in the inner harbour of the city, The Well/Jacques Ellul Library is planned for 2019.


The exhibition Suzanne Treister’s Journey to Bordeaux—Parallel Histories and Peripheral Narratives, to be held in the Library of the museum, is a continuation of the “Garonne” art commission given to the British artist. 


Curator: Éric Troussicot


Thursday 7 june, 2018

Exhibition Opening at CAPC at 6 pm 
The inauguration of The Spaceship
will be held at 7 pm at Bassins à flot



-> Library of the museum
-> Disabled access
-> Price: Museum Entrance: 7 €; 4 € (reduced price)

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