October 12, 2015 - Musée d’Art moderne de la Ville de Paris - Autumn 2015
October 12, 2015

Autumn 2015

Autumn 2015

Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris
11 Avenue du Président Wilson
75116 Paris
Hours: Tuesday–Sunday 10am–6pm,
Thursdays 10am–10pm

T +01 53 67 40 00  

www.mam.paris.fr  
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Warhol: Unlimited
Until February 7, 2016

Exhibition curators: Sébastien Gokalp, Hervé Vanel

As a setting for the first European showing of the “Shadows” series (1978–79) in its entirety, the Musée d’Art moderne de la Ville de Paris is devoting a remarkable exhibition to Andy Warhol (1928–87). Comprising over 200 works, Unlimited highlights the serial side of the Warhol oeuvre—a crucial aspect of his work—and his ability to rethink the way art should be exhibited.

Housed at the Dia Art Foundation, “Shadows” is a striking group of 102 silkscreened canvases of 17 different colours whose length totals more than 130 metres. These works are a commanding reminder of Warhol’s flouting of art’s conventions, from the conception of works through to their presentation. Asked if these pictures were art, Warhol said: “You see, the opening party had disco. I guess that makes them disco décor.” His art represents a challenge which the Musée d’Art moderne de la Ville de Paris extends to include series like the “Electric Chairs” (1964–71), the “Jackies” (1964), the “Flowers” (1964–65), and the “Maos” (1972–73).

Catalogue published by Paris Musées

Co-Workers, The Network as Artist 
until January 31, 2016

Exhibition curators: Angeline Scherf, Toke Lykkeberg, Jessica Castex
Mise en scène: DIS
Participation 89plus: Simon Castets, Hans-Ulrich Obrist, Julie Boukobza, Katherine Dionysius 

The Musée d’Art moderne de la Ville de Paris is pleased to present Co-Workers, The Network as Artist: a selection of international artists appearing on the scene in the 2000s whose inventive practices are shaped by our networked world. With scenography by the New York collective DIS and the curatorial participation of 89plus, the exhibition foregrounds new artistic languages, taking its inspiration from Internet resources. The Musée d’Art moderne has opted for dividing Co-Workers between two sites, each with its own emphasis: The Network as Artist at ARC and Beyond Disaster at Bétonsalon–Centre for Artistic Research. 

With the world in the throes of the third industrial revolution, the use of the Internet and mobile telephone systems has triggered a new mode of communication hinging on an uninterrupted flow of information. While remaining independent, the user is connected to numerous networks—professional, cultural, technological, logistical— that recognise no geographic boundaries: a form of organisation symptomatic of what sociologist Barry Wellman calls “networked individualism.” 

“The Internet of Things” implies that humans are no longer the supreme thinking entities—that the things around them constitute a smart environment of so-called “Ambient Intelligence.” Installations, videos, sculptures and paintings: the contributing artists explore systems of exchange whose complexity outstrips the merely human scale. They investigate the way intelligence and consciousness can be extended to include machines, animals and other living organisms.

Invited artists: Sarah Abu Abdallah & Abdullah Al-Mutairi, Aids-3D, Ed Atkins, Trisha Baga, Darja Bajagić, Ian Cheng, Douglas Coupland, DIS, David Douard, Cécile B.Evans, Valia Fetisov, GCC, Parker Ito, Christopher Kulendran Thomas, Mark Leckey, Clémence de La Tour du Pin & Agatha Valkyrie Ice, Shawn Maximo, Nøne Futbol Club, Aude Pariset & Juliette Bonneviot, Pin-Up, Bunny Rogers, Rachel Rose, Bogosi Sekhukhuni & Tabita Rezaire, Timur Si-Qin, Jasper Spicero, Hito Steyerl, Ryan Trecartin

Catalogue published by Paris Musées

Museum Director: Fabrice Hergott

Cultural activities

Information and bookings: T +01 53 67 40 80  

Also in the museum
Apartés
until 13 December 2015

Niele Toroni
until 10 January 2015

Sturtevant The House of Horrors
until 15 May 2016

Press officer
Maud Ohana: maud.ohana [​at​] paris.fr / T +01 53 67 40 51

 

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