Synagogue The Gue(ho)st House (2013) Delme Center for Contemporary Art, Moselle, Lorraine.

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I(ho)st House belongs to the Contemporary Art Center
Synagogue de Delme which houses exhibits and studios.

The history of this building is rich.

At certain times, the building served as a prison, school, Office Funeral, but in 1993 the municipality decided to revive the “dead” building by transforming it into a cultural center.

The eccentric image Gue building(ho)st House attracts attention for its unusual aesthetic. Thanks to its white color and its shape surreal, home stay long etched in memory. In 2013 the art center celebrates its 20th anniversary we decided to celebrate by reconstruction and a new design. The painters Marie and Christophe Péjus Berdaguer worked on the building design. The new image links the past and the future, the echo of old times blends with the new trends.

The metaphorical title of the project, chosen by the designers, reflects its history with the phrase Sports Marcel Duchamp : « A Guest + a Host = a Ghost » (a guest + Host = a ghost).

The decoration of the facade reminds Casper, ghost cartoons. However, in general, the building raises contradictory associations. The house looks more like a ghost than a chewing gum. However, the non-uniqueness of the futuristic composition of the house gives it a mysterious charm.

For creating outside painters have used polystyrene coated with tar and a white color layer. The project Gue(ho)st House is not finished yet. We will organize a research center there where informative events will take place. The upper floor will be occupied by painters, trainees, art critics who will use this space as a studio.

With Gue project (ho) st house , Berdaguer & Péjus reinvented around the print Center’ contemporary art – la synagogue de Delme – and design new reception areas for the public and artists.

Behind the Art Center, they show a wide sculpture of an existing building which was successively a prison then a burial chamber. Now, function without this place becomes the cornerstone of the project, real scale a Psychoarchitecture.
Artists play with the archeology of the building and its ghosts to create an architectural fantasy: completely covered, the original house grows and literally moving in margins.

I(ho)st – Marcel Duchamp : « A Guest + a Host = a Ghost » (a guest + Host = a ghost). house or "the art of not being afraid of ghosts. »

Useful information // Opening time //

From Wednesday to Saturday from 14h to 18h,
Sunday from 11h to 18h

The art center is open all year except between Christmas and New Year and May 1
The farm art center during exhibition periods mounting

Visit by appointment for organized groups and professionals


Mail :

Bureau :
Contemporary Art Center – la synagogue de Delme
33 Poincaré Street 57590 Drilling
such : + 33 (0) 3 87 01 43 42
fax : + 33 (0) 87 01 43 14
Monday to Friday, from 10am to 18pm

Home :
such : + 33 (0) 3 87 01 35 61
From Wednesday to Saturday from 14h to 18h,
Sunday from 11h to 18h

it is located at 30 minutes from Nancy and Metz

45 minutes from Luxembourg and Saarbrücken
1h30 Strasbourg
3h30 from Paris, Brussels and Basel
from Nancy : take direction Château Salins and take D 955 towards Metz in Château Salins.
from Metz : take D 955, Strasbourg old drive.


I (ho) House St Christophe and Marie Berdaguer Péjus is a shelter and’ sculptural architecture @the Synagogue de Delme contemporary art center, a gallery in a 19th century synagogue. The artists have transformed an existing building that was once a prison, then a school, then a funeral home in a "ghost house" using a polystyrene coat and painting.

The title Gue (ho) st House is a reference to Marcel Duchamp puns:
a guest + A Host = a ghost .



Virginia Maneval

I am the daughter of Jean Benjamin Maneval, famous urban architect who notably created the Bulle Six Coques, a plastic house from the pop years. You can also find me on my Facebook page or on my page La Bulle Six Coques by Jean Benjamin Maneval.

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