The patrons want to make a statement on the state of society's perception of issues relating to viruses, on a formal level (geometric structure, duplication and reconfiguration) and from an ontological point of view (fear of pandemics, but also positive investment via the role of certain viruses as agents to treat diseases). The work of artist Delphine Coindet reflects the complex dimension of the virus.
Delphine Coindet, born in 1969, lives and works in both Paris and Lucerne. This graduate of the Institut des Hautes Etudes en Arts Plastiques de Paris is one of the leading French artists of her generation. Her work is exhibited in major institutions (Mac/Val; Le Plateau; Delme Synagogue; Musée d'Art Moderne – ARARC/Paris) and is present in large collections (Frac Île de France, Musée des Beaux-Arts de Lausanne). She also exhibits her work abroad (Tokyo; New York; Los Angeles; Seoul; Basel). The Domaine Départemental de Chamarande devoted a large personal exhibition to her in 2008. Delphine Coindet was the resident artist at the Cilla Médicis for a year, from April 2011. In France she is represented by the Laurent Godin gallery.