The third and final part of a trilogy inaugurated at the Centre National d’art Contemporain Le Magasin in Grenoble (Dramatically Different, 1997) and continued at the Leipzig Museum (Weather Everything, 1998), ‘Coollustre’ is an exploration of the idea of a temporary collection. Referred to by its curator, Éric Troncy, as an "exposition d’auteur" (echoing the expression "film d’auteur"), the show is designed as a succession of scenes in which the actors and sets are the works themselves.
In each room, the works sketch out a story. They are not thematically arranges, but form a narrative focusing on religion, war, awareness, seduction, fear, urban planning, power, or celebration; stories that cannot be summed up in a few words but which invite the viewer to experience them as something half-way between a daydream and a nightmare. These are stories that we can perhaps interpret as being related to aspects of today’s world – and to the place art occupies in that world.