Directed by Mari Linnman, curator for the Fondation de France’s New Patrons program, the group entrusted their project to the artist duo Bigert & Bergström, who have made numerous artworks that engage issues around the climate, the biosphere, and the relationship between mankind and the environment.
With the work Facing the Weather, Bigert & Bergström confront the impact of the climate on the human organism and its well-being. The work is composed of two large stainless-steel reliefs. The artists borrow symbols used in meteorology, including isobars, hot and cold fronts, wind, rain, clouds, and sun, and arrange them to form an imaginary map where several climatic zones merge.
The patrons: Dr Florence Skinazi (gastroenterologist), Dr Isabelle Marin (EMSP doctor), Anissa Taleb (director of communication, clientele, and quality), Malika Faucher (trade union), Idriss Farota-Romejko (IDE EMSP), Dr Nora Mahfouzi (pediatrician), Sandra Nulbati (pediatric lecturer), Dr Chafika Khiter (endocrinologist), Isabelle De Castro (hygiene department), Fatimah Boutih (secretary), Alain Geerinck (painter), Omar Hlakache (gardener), Nicolas Druart (ex-technical director), Catherine Vauconsant (ex-medical affairs director). With the active and indispensable support of Yolande Di Natale (general director), Samir Chakhchoukh (senior hospital technician) and Emmanuel Duchamp (director of works).
With the support of: Centre hospitalier de Saint-Denis, Fondation de France, Fondation Daniel and Nina Carasso, Conseil Régional Ile-de-France, Parliamentary Reserve of Senator Aline Archimbaud, Plaine Communes, Ville de Saint-Denis.
Accompanied by the sponsors: ATS Pantin Nephrology Centre, Pathology Laboratory of Doctors Badaro Blanc & Normand, SENY S.A (VEDICI Group).
Mediation /production: Mari Linnman, 3ca
Contractors: Julien Bonthoux, GMGB
Installation: Jacques Creusot, SAS BMF
"Face au Temps/Facing the Weather," 2017 Hammered, mirror polished and lacquered stainless steel, 28.2 x 9.2 m