Network La salle du monde
This public art project raises questions about historical and cultural identity. In each place of the La salle du monde, a random community
of 150 people from the city or the village is determined through a lottery draw. This community (with guests) meets every year at the same day in their town to have a dinner together, which is served on a personalized table service which shows the portrait of each person. In Oiron since 1993 every year on June 30th. In Berne since 2004 every year on 3 September. Like a local chronicle, the 150 personalized table services are exhibited in the town, in a public place as a portrait gallery
during 364 days a year, in such places p.ex.
as the local Museum or the town hall.
The creation of links in the long run, between the places and their inhabitants with their cultural differences, is an essential part of the project.
This process provokes various personal relationships, which are marked by historical events as well as by a sensual perception of cultural differences and parallels. This artwork La salle du monde by Raoul Marek raises questions about cultural identity and communication in a local as well as in a global context. Within the framework of La salle du monde, the project becomes a common
denominator of places with different cultures
in order to show their superior relationship of
one to another. The first artwork La salle du monde took place in 1993 at Oiron (France, Château d'Oiron, Collection d'art contemporain). It continued with a second realization in 2004 at Berne (Switzerland).
The random community of La salle du monde Oiron had their 27th dinner together on June 30th 2019, and the 15th dinner of La salle du monde Berne was served on September 3th 2018.
since 1993 La salle du monde Oiron
- 25th Dîner la salle du monde Oiron, 2017 (Edition)
- 25th Dîner la salle du monde Oiron 2, 2017 (Edition)
- The random community Oiron 1993
- The dîner in the castle
- The dîner la salle du monde Oiron
- The handlines from the portrait gallery
The annual dinner is realized by
the association "30.juin R.M. Oiron".
Château d'Oiron F
Collection of contemporary art
since 2004 La salle du monde Bern
- The portrait gallery La salle du monde Berne
- The 2. Dînner la salle du monde Berne
- Portrait on plate
- The random community form Berne
- Invitation card for the draw by the lottery
The portrait gallery La salle du monde Bern
is mobile in four exhibition cases.
The Dinner takes place in the public
space of the city of Bern.
The annual dinner
is realized by the association
"Salle du monde Bern".
Network La salle du monde
- La salle du monde, Lieu unique Nantes F
- Portrait gallery Oiron F
- Detail Portrait gallery Oiron
- La salle du monde, CAC Annemasse F
- Detail Portrait gallery Bern
- La salle du monde, Kunsthalle Bern
Château d'Oiron, Deux-Sèvres F
Musée l'Hermitage Sankt Petersburg Rus
Le lieu unique Nantes F
Villa du parc CAC Annemasse F
Kunsthalle Bern CH
Akademie Schloss Solitude Stuttgart D
Neuer Aachener Kunstverein Aachen D
Various places in Bern CH