Krzysztof Wodiczko’s new work acquired by Centre Pompidou

Professor Krzysztof Wodiczko’s 2014 work Invisible Wounds, which was presented at Galerie Gabrielle Maubrie in Paris last year, was recently acquired by the Centre Pompidou. For the project, Wodiczko, Professor in Residence of Art, Design and the Public Domain, met with soldiers who participated in recent conflicts, “allowing them to witness the realities of modern warfare that are rarely brought to the knowledge of the general public.”

Wodiczko states, “The projects objective is to give or reinforce a voice of war veterans and their family members through an artistic transmission of accounts of their memories, thoughts, point of view, ideas regarding their lived experience of war during and after military service. … My intention behind this projection-monument animation project is to provide for the veterans a way to place themselves temporarily in historical role in which they may publicly reveal and share the unknown to most people facts and feeling regarding war.”