"Boîte Invaliden" is a pun between Marcel Duchamp's work "Boîte-en-valise" and the name of the gallery itself.
The project Boîte Invaliden arose from a discussion between the brasilien curator Paulo Reis and the artists of Ateliê Fidalga in São Paulo in 2009
Paulo Reis suggested the creation of a suitcase, containing the works of the participating artists, which would be manipulated when opened at its final destination.
When the visitors enter the gallery space, they will find the suitcase, works over a table and a users manual. The exhibition display will depend on which works will be chosen by the observers to interact with.
All works need the action of the observer which act as an agent that completes the works in space, imagination or another location proposed by the artist.
Boîte Invaliden was one of the last projects by the curator Paulo Reis, who died on April 23, 2011. The curator Josué Mattos, close friend of Paulo Reis and the Ateliê Fidalga`s artists was invited to continue this project.