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. 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 in Oiron (France, Château d'Oiron, Collection d'art contemporain). It continued with a second realization in 2004 in Bern (Switzerland).

The random community of La salle du monde Oiron had their 26th dinner together on June 30th 2018, and the 15th dinner of La salle du monde Bern was served on September 3th 2018.






since 1993 La salle du monde Oiron



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 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".






Exhibitions

Network La salle du monde



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