[artinfo] Palais de Tokyo (fwd)
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Palais de Tokyo
PROGRAM FOR JANUARY-FEBRUARY 2002
Free entrance from noon until midnight
A five-day preview with an exceptional program of events free of charge and
open to all.
The Palais de Tokyo, site for contemporary arts was founded thanks to an
initiative of the Ministry of Culture and Communication. This new center
finally opens to the public on 22 January 2002 for a special five-day
preview, followed by five days of exceptional events free of charge, 22-26
January, from noon to midnight. Five days to mark the beginning of this
adventure, then the official reopening on 29 January 2002.
Over the years the Palais de Tokyo has been home to a number of institution=
including Paris=92s modern art museum, the Mus=E9e national d=92art moderne=
before it was relocated to the heart of the Georges Pompidou Center. Now th=
Palais is once again opening its doors to artists and the public, revealing
its most radically spare self. The Palais has been refurbished in a permane=
dialog between the directors of this site for contemporary arts, Nicolas
Bourriaud and J=E9r=F4me Sans, and the architects behind the Palais=92s new=
Anne Lacaton and Jean-Philippe Vassal. A truly vital place at the intersect=
of all of today=92s emerging cultures, the Palais de Tokyo is intended as a
public space in perpetual motion, an institution that is being constantly
Each week, the Palais de Tokyo offers a lively program of forums, debates,
performances, musical events, etc.
29 Jan >
A music salon created by the Bouroullec brothers to present a new program o=
sound artworks by artists and electronic or electro-acoustic musicians.
Curators: Herv=E9 Mikaeloff & Jean-Yves Leloup
Artists and musicians: Curd Duca (Austria), To Rococo Rot (Germany),
Laetitia B=E9nat (France), Xavier Veilhan (France), Dorine Muraille (France=
Created as part of the =93production assistance=94 program of the Caisse de=
d=E9p=F4ts et consignations=92s mission for supporting the arts.
29 Jan > 21 Apr 02
Virginie Barr=E9 + Christophe Berdaguer & Marie P=E9jus + Alain Declercq + =
Elmgreen & Ingar Dragset + Naomi Fisher + Gelatin + Subodh Gupta + Alexande=
Gy=F6rfi + Kay Hassan + Gunilla Klingberg + Surasi Kusolwong + Michel Majer=
Paola Pivi + Matthew Ritchie + Franck Scurti + Wang-Du + Sislej Xhafa + Jun=
Neither a theme-oriented exhibition, nor a series of personal shows, this
gallery of projects heralds the various directions in which the Palais de
Tokyo will be working in the coming years (to the extent that each of these
artists, now becoming known on the international scene, is able to take par=
at a later date and in other contexts). Through painting, video art, photog=
performance and other media, they are sketching out a vision of today=92s a=
landscape while bringing into play some of the major issues that interest
This exhibition enjoys the generous support of Bloomberg.
Yun=92Ya Yamaide=92s piece was created with the help of Crayola R
29 Jan > 24 Feb 02
Charlotte Beaurepaire, Emmanuelle Delage, Toshi Fujiwara, Meschac Gaba,
Emily Joyce=85/Franck David
Franck David imagines a work of art made up of interstitial spaces, the poo=
misfit spaces of the consumer circuit. Reproduced and enlarged to wall size=
the missing spaces on video- and audio-cassette labels serve as frames for
the work of other artists.
29 Jan > 10 March 02
=93What does your wife/girl friend think of your rough and dry hands?=94
In order to examine architecture in a critical, incisive and humorous way,
Monica Bonvicini has turned her attention to the notions of class and sexua=
persuasion, and the place of the body in space and culture, in light of the
idea of power. Two hundred and fifty construction workers responded to her
questionnaire, constituting a genuine inquiry into their emotional life,
their relationship to the other, and their connection with work.
Born in 1965. Lives and works in Berlin and Los Angeles.
29 Jan. > 31 March 02
Loris Cecchini sporadically scatters throughout the Palais de Tokyo, from
the entrance to the museum offices, everyday objects that the artist has
reproduced in a soft material.
Born in 1969 Lives and works in Milan.
29 Jan > 8 Sept 02 - Le Salon
=93Mus=E9e d=92Art Contemporain Africain: Le Salon=94
For his first Parisian show Meschac Gaba has designed the Salon, the 11th
=93room=94 of his on-going piece =93Mus=E9e d=92Art Contemporain Africain.=
=94 The virtual,
traveling museum he has been developing in various art institutions since 1=
offers visitors an experience that is both visual and practical. They are
invited to drop in and spend some time there, to read a book or play the
different games that are provided. Beyond the convivial environment it crea=
the Salon touches off a reflection on postcolonialism and the dialog betwee=
cultures that is not without its comic aspect.
Along with checkers and a =93flag game,=94 there exists an on-line game cre=
the artist called =93Aw=E9l=E9,=94 which can be played at the Salon or from=
is produced by Divento. Meschac Gaba was born in 1961 in Cotonou, Benin. He=
and works in Amsterdam.
With the generous support of the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands/
Institut N=E9erlandais, the AFAA-Programme Afrique en Cr=E9ation and the Mo=
Foundation of Amsterdam.
29 Jan >
Michael Lin has created a work in the Palais=92s bar, a floor painting that
absorbs the surrounding space, spreading up and over the walls from the
ground like a luminous expanse. An explicitly decorative work borrowing the
floral motifs of traditional popular Taiwanese culture, a gesture of resist=
vis-=E0-vis Western aesthetic criteria.
Born in 1964. Lives and works in Taipei.
Part of the national art commissions sponsored by the D=E9l=E9gation aux ar=
plastiques (DAP)-Ministry of Culture and Communication.
29 Jan > 20 Apr - The Palais de Tokyo Gardens
Robert Milin : =93The Inhabitants=92 Garden=94
Atelier Le Balto : =AB The Wild Garden =BB
Along rue de la Manutention, Robert Milin revives the model working-class
garden. With his =93inhabitants=92 garden,=94 Milin eschews conceptions of =
and salubrity, emphasizing relaxation and leisure and reworking a public sp=
to create gardens for the life they generate.
Robert Milin, Lives and works in Brittany.
Atelier Le Balto : Laurent Dugua and Marc Pouzo
Laurent Dugua, born in 1967. Marc Pouzol, born in 1966. Live and work in Be=
Part of the nationally commissioned artworks program of the D=E9l=E9gation =
arts plastiques (DAP)-Ministry of Culture and Communication.
16 Jan > 27 Jan - Tokyorama
El=E9onore de Montesquiou
=93La tourn=E9e=94 (The round)
Drink a cup of coffee in the neighborhood with El=E9onore de Montesquiou an=
tell her about an object that is dear to you=97a Tokyorama in the form of a=
intimate conversation. De Montesquiou then passes on the description she=92=
just heard to a street artist-draftsman who in turn produces an image. The
drawings executed during these encounters will be displayed in the Palais
de Tokyo throughout the month of January.
Born in 1970. Lives and works in Berlin.
By appointment, tel. (0)6 18 53 29 51, afternoons and evenings.
29 Jan > 17 Mar 02
=93Island of an Island=94 and =93Peripherical Communities=94
For his first solo show M=E9lik Ohanian explores the notions of territory,
culture and community. A metaphor of a new outlook on the world, =93Island
of an Island=94 invites visitors to discover a volcanic island that emerged
off Iceland in the 1960s. The artist continues his examination with
=93Peripherical Communities,=94 a kind of modern musical comedy.
=93Peripherical Communities=94 is produced with the generous assistance of =
Caisse des d=E9p=F4ts et consignations as part of their Module program.
=93Island of an Island=94 enjoys the support of the D=E9l=E9gation aux arts=
(DAP) as part of the Fiacre and Images-mouvement grants program.
The =93Living Momentos=94, vivid extensions of Melik Ohanian=92s artworks, =
moments existing during his exhibition. Seven moments, seven invitations.
- Living Momento 001: 22 JAN>>15H-19H
- Living Momento 002: 01FEV>>20H-24H=85
A detailed program will soon be available
Born in 1969. Lives and works in Paris.
Henrik Plenge Jakobsen
Henrik Plenge Jakobsen is raising a pirate=92s flag over the Palais de Toky=
o at the
building=92s entrance. The skull effigy, which he appropriated in 1998, is =
icon announcing banned software. The icon has repeatedly appeared since in =
forms in his work.
In this instance the artist transforms the appearance of the Palais=92s bui=
a pirate vessel, pointing up the institution=92s power. This project is cle=
keeping with his work to date, which questions man=92s relationship to auth=
society through a wide range of means.
Born in 1957. Lives and works in Copenhagen.
29 Jan > 31 Mar 02
29 Jan > 9 June 02 - WallProject
The enactment of a joyous trip through art history (past and future) undert=
aken by a
curator, =93Curatorman,=94 and an old artist, the exhibition =93Super(m)art=
=94 extends right
up to the Palais=92s large entrance wall. Navin Rawanchaikul=92s multiform =
the situation of art today, questioning the relationships between art, the =
Born in 1971. Lives and works in Thailand and Japan.
With the generous support of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, AFAA, the Cla=
Jean-Marc Salomon Collection, Shiseido and agn=E8s b-Point d=92ironie.
29 Jan >
Beat Streuli uses the Palais de Tokyo itself as a light box, displaying his=
images on the windows along avenue du Pr=E9sident Wilson. His portraits tak=
e on a monumental
dimension there while the anonymous aspect of the models he has captured on=
forgotten, overshadowed by a detail of a subject=92s clothing, a color of s=
kin, the form
of a mouth, or the gravity of an expression.
Born in 1957 Lives and works in D=FCsseldorf.
Part of the nationally commissioned artworks program of the D=E9l=E9gation =
aux arts plastiques
(DAP)-Ministry of Culture and Communication.
29 Jan > 2 March 02 - Tokyogames
=93Opniyama=94 is the first of a series of games that artists and game desi=
gners are being
commissioned to devise. This game allows players to use a visual palette of=
up by AKI, a Japanese web designer, and participate by following rules inve=
nted by Team cHmAn.
After a proposal by Laurence Dreyfus
Designer: S=E9bastien Kochman, born in 1972, lives and works in Lille
Programmer: Gomoy, born in 1975, lives and works in Lille
Web designer: Aki, born in 1972, lives and works in Tokyo
29 Jan > 17 Feb 02
A free review devoted to contemporary art, +3301 installs its offices and e=
at the Stand, a zone of free expression located in the entrance to the Pala=
is de Tokyo.
The review +3301 thus hopes to encourage interaction between editorial proj=
ects and the
general public, transforming the Stand into an intermediary territory for m=
connection with =93plan=E8te +3301.=94 The +3301 stand will also become the=
editorial room of the
=93Gazette du Palais,=94 a newspaper to be printed throughout the opening m=
onth of this site for
contemporary arts. A different editor-in-chief will be responsible for each=
issue of the
29 Jan >
A preview of upcoming programming, a pilot for a television series, or a se=
t of interludes,
Tokyo TV is a project in search of the final form it will take, a group of =
laid over a TV program grid (current events, talk shows, commercial adverti=
scientific or cultural programs=85) Twenty-five international artists have =
taken part in putting
together Tokyo TV with original works organized into short sequences. Tokyo=
TV is not, however,
a collection of artists videos edited end to end, but a specific project th=
at combines both
videos and sequences especially created for this program.
A coproduction of the Palais de Tokyo, site for contemporary arts/Groupe Pr=
emi=E8re Heure. 2001.
Participating artists: Ana Laura Alaez, Rebecca Bournigault, Olaf Breuning,=
Michael Elmgreen & Ingar Dragset, Kendell Geers, Grennan & Sperandio, Alexa=
nder Gy=F6rfi, Yoshimasa
Ishibashi, Pierre Joseph, Surasi Kusolwong, Matthieu Laurette, Saverio Luca=
riello, Pascale Marthine
Tayou, M=E9lik Ohanian, Daniel Pflumm, Franck Scurti, Michael Smith, Georgi=
na Starr, Annika Str=F6m,
Sidney St=FCcki, Vibeke Tandberg, Rirkrit Tiravanija, Wang Du.
Hosted by Katya Bonnenfant
11 Jan > 1 Feb 02
=93Toxic dans ton coeur=94 at the Frac Corse
=93Toxic dans ton coeur=94 has its roots in a workshop organized at the Cap=
Corse in May 2001 by
Le Pavillon, the Palais de Tokyo=92s educational service. The exhibition de=
tails the activity of
an eclectic group that wanted both to produce a collective piece and to pre=
sent individual works
created in Corsica. Each of the participants tamed nature in his or her own=
way, some wishing to
capture representative images, others seeking out the surprising and the pr=
Agn=E8s Accorsi. Charlotte Beaurepaire, Guillaume Bru=E8re, Laetitia Carlot=
ti, Hsia-Fei Chang,
Aur=E9lyen, G=E9rald Decroux, Simonetta Fadda, Martial Galfione, Ange Lecci=
a, Seul-Gi Lee, Julia
Rometti, Jean-Luc Vilmouth
In collaboration with the Frac Corse and with the generous support of Corsi=
7 Feb >> 6:30 pm, 16 Feb >> 4 pm
23 Feb >> 4 pm, 28 Feb >> 6:30 pm - Tokyorama
An =93affichiste=94 in the new realism movement, Jacques Vill=E9gl=E9 leads=
participants in his Tokyorama
along the neighborhood sidewalks near the Palais de Tokyo for a lesson in p=
into his memory (the International Exposition of 1937, the Paris Biennial, =
etc.), Vill=E9gl=E9 opens
our minds to the visual and spiritual resources of the city.
Born in 1926. Lives and works in Paris.
EVENINGS AT THE PALAIS
Arnaud Labelle-Rojoux=92s NONOSE CLUB
As if he were on the stage of a popular television show, Arnaud Labelle-Roj=
oux hosts an evening
of =93conversation salons=94 and =93acts=94 (performers, musicians, poets),=
after which a disc jockey
takes over for a =93final lap.=94 Arnaud Labelle-Rojoux has definitively tu=
rned in his red clown=92s
nose, the better to play the part of the ringmaster.
Program of events:
Wednesday, 6 February (9 pm to midnight): =93conversation salons=94: the re=
view Trouble (Boris Achour,
Claire Jacquet, Fran=E7ois Piron); artists on display at the Palais de Toky=
o; St=E9phane B=E9rard presents
his film =93L=92=E9cart.=94 =93Acts=94 by Vincent Labaume, Bertrand Segers =
(itinerant architect) and Eric
Madeleine. A =93final lap=94 hosted by Marie-Pierre Bonniol.
The next NONOSE CLUB, Wednesday, 6 March
Debates touching on current political, economic and social topics in connec=
tion with contemporary
art, hosted by Jean-Marie Durand (Les Inrockuptibles).
Wed 13 Feb >> 9pm =96 11pm
The New International, towards a different globalization
Since the terrorist attacks of 11 September and in the wake of recent inter=
(G8, OMC, etc.), we have witnessed the transformation of international affa=
multinational companies are reinforcing their power, a vast ill-defined net=
work of militants
is developing that comprises an eclectic antiglobalization movement. Follow=
ing the projection
of a documentary film and in conjunction with the presentation of ATTAC=92s=
Jean-Marie Durand invites several of its participants to discuss the issues=
The next evening discussion: Wednesday, 13 March, =93Les ombres de la ville=
(The Shadows of the City).
A writer/an artist
For the last Wednesday of each month, an encounter between a writer and an =
MOVING IMAGE WORKSHOP
Since the invention of the cinema camera in 1895, the moving image has inva=
ded the sphere
of art. While the video medium has its specific qualities (historical, tech=
aesthetic), it is impossible to speak of =93video art.=94 Rather, what is f=
stake is observing contemporary art by way of the video paradigm. The movin=
g image workshop
is based on viewing numerous classic or contemporary works (video tapes, ex=
artist films, animation, etc.) and developing a critical outlook.
By request (maximum 15 people)
Short series of three two-hour programs: 30/25 euros
Long series of six two-hour programs: 60/40 euros
TAILORING THE WELCOME
=95 The members of the Palais de Tokyo staff are ready and eager to engage =
visitors of every
stripe in a dialog touching on the artists and works on display. Whether it=
=92s a simple piece
of information you=92re looking for, a longer visit you want to organize, o=
r a recommendation
for a catalog or other exhibition you need, the Palais=92s staff is availab=
le from your arrival
at the site right up to your departure.
=95 Helpful information to add to your visit (handouts on artists and exhib=
bibliographies, etc.) can be printed up at your request.
An exhibition visit-lecture is included in admission price:
- Tuesdays to Fridays at 7pm
- Weekends at 4pm
groups (maximum 15 people)
visit-lecture conducted by a staff mediator and lasting one and a half hour=
Fee: 100 euros*
Foreign-language visits (English, Spanish, Italian, Russian ) organized by =
Fee: 100 euros*
Conducted by a staff mediator and lasting one and a half hours (for groups =
and teachers from French public schools)
Fee: 70 euros1
Series of three visits
Fee: 150 euros
Visits adapted to the blind or to persons with impaired vision, or to perso=
from other handicaps can be arranged by request.
* including admission
Education coordination contact: St=E9phane Delano=EB, tel. (33-1) 47 23 56 =
A series of books that aims to bring together the thoughts of contemporary =
protagonists on the central questions. Following =93What Do You Expect from=
an Art Institution
in the 21st Century,=94 Tokyobook 2 offers readers a broad range of respons=
es to the question
=93What is the role of the artist today?=94
French/English: 7.5 euros
Graphic design: M/M, Paris
You can follow developments at the Palais de Tokyo thanks to the documentar=
ies produced by
Art Films, shown on video screens around the Palais.
Palais de Tokyo
Site for contemporary art
13, avenue du Pr=E9sident Wilson
75116 Paris, France
tel. (33-1) 47 23 38 86
Open everyday except Monday from noon to midnight
Regular admission: 5 euros
Reduced admission: 3 euros (students =9626 years old, senior citizens, teac=
bus lines: 32, 42, 63, 72, 80, 82, 92
Metro: the 9 line: I=E9na or Alma Marceau stations
RER C : Alma Marceau
Parking : avenue du Pr=E9sident Wilson
Accessibility for handicapped visitors
The Palais de Tokyo is accessible to persons using wheelchairs. Wheelchairs=
are available to
tel. (33-1) 49 52 02 04 fax. (33-1) 49 52 02 77
Eric Wapler: tel. (06) 14 082 082
Palais de Tokyo
Site for contemporary art
2, rue de la Manutention
T+33 1 4723 5401 F+33 1 4720 1531
Relations with the public:
tel. (33-1) 47 23 56 51
tel. (33-1) 47 23 52 00
The Palais de Tokyo, site for contemporary arts is generously supported by =
aux arts plastiques-Ministry of Culture and Communication, JAS Hennessy & C=
the Caisse des d=E9p=F4ts et consignations and Bloomberg.
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