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Urban Archaeology

Paris, France, 1977

An archaeological museum of the future showing objects of today
When the Centre Pompidou was inaugurated, Valéry Giscard d’ Estaing refused to visit this exhibition because it was a crude presentation of objects of our century to the people of the year 3000: what’s in our handbags, old shoes, pills and various items telling the extended story of the human body in their own way.
A sense of humour, the pathetic and the unexpected to tell an original, ironical tale of today’s society.
Amidst the rusty metal walls that formed the mainframe of the exhibition, representing the leftovers of a contemporary Trojan Horse, Giuseppe Sinopoli conducted the creation of a contemporary symphony on the urban world.

type of achievement  Exhibition for the inauguration of Centre Georges Pompidou
client  Centre de Creation Industrielle
partners  Group N.Y. Haus-Rucker
Giuseppe Sinopoli, composer and conductor
production  Centre Pompidou
location  CCI, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France
attendance  200 000 visitors in 2 months
floor space  800m2
for scenography 
€460 000

An unusual discovery of our ordinary life in a museum of the year 3000