Art fanatics couldn’t wait to hit the Dallas Contemporary for the opening night of Loris Gréaud’s buzzy new exhibition, “The Unplayed Notes Museum.” It’s the Frenchman’s first major solo exhibition in the United States.
Not only is this a special show for Gréaud, but it’s also the first time the Contemporary has devoted all 26,000 square feet to one person. Museum executive director Peter Doroshenko was instrumental in persuading the world-renowned installation artist to do his thing in Dallas — and Gréaud says it has been “one of the best experiences over the past 13 working with an institution.”
Gréaud, who describes his works as “obsessions,” had a surprise in store for guests: Some of the artwork on display was partially destroyed, playing into the artist’s ability to challenge the boundaries between exhibition and reality. It also cuts down on shipping costs when the show comes down, Greaud joked to CultureMap contributor Kendall Morgan prior to the opening.
Among those who got a first look at Gréaud’s little experiment were Nancy Rogers, Charles Smith II, Erika Oliver, Ekaterina Kouznetsova, Michael Dylan, Lisa and John Runyon, Lisa Shardon, Angelo Di Filippo, and Carol and Frank Riddick. “The Unplayed Notes Museum” is on display at Dallas Contemporary until March 21.