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Alexandre Humbert

The Mudam invited designer-film-maker Alexandre Humbert to respond to the installations, drawing upon the museum’s collection. Humbert chose the pieces of furniture designed by Alvar and Aino Aalto for the iconic Sanatorium Paimio in Finland because of their legendary, timeless eloquence. The viewer’s gaze is drawn through a door frame. The camera pans the room, zooming in on details of the furniture. Depending on their positioning and lighting, the same components tell different stories about the life and the state of mind of the patient who temporarily occupied the room.


  1. Alexandre Humbert The Door, 2018

    Installation avec rétroprojection, vidéo couleur, son
    4 min 52 sec
    Edition unique
    Collection Mudam Luxembourg
    Acquisition 2019

    Alvar et Aino Aalto
    Sanatorium Paimio (mobilier d’une chambre), 1931-1933
    Lampe murale
    Collection Mudam Luxembourg
    Acquisition 2002
    Vue de l'exposition Beyond the New, Mudam Luxembourg, 12.10.2018 - 13.01.2019
    © Photo : Rémi Villaggi / Mudam Luxembourg

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