May 23, 2016 - Palais de Tokyo - Your Memories Are Our Future
May 23, 2016

Palais de Tokyo

Maxime Rossi, Real Estate Astrology, 2015. 3D anaglyph, color, sound, 21 minutes. Realisation and right eye editor: Maxime Rossi; left eye editor: Julie Gilles; Sound design & mix: Alex Finkin; Voice & saxophone: Haizen Page. Graphic design: Marie Proyart, 2015. Production Centre Pompidou. Courtesy of the artist and Galerie Allen, Paris.

Your Memories Are Our Future
June 11–24, 2016

Hohlstrasse 400
CH-8048 Zurich

Palais de Tokyo (Paris) and ACRUSH (Zurich) invite you to an exhibition by appointment in parallel to Manifesta 11 Zurich.

True to its commitment to showcase emerging artists through extramural exhibitions, Palais de Tokyo presents the exhibition Your Memories Are Our Future in parallel to Manifesta 11, Zurich. The show is the result of a unique partnership with the art production company ACRUSH settled in a former railway maintenance plant.

According to the exhibition's co-curator, Julien Fronsacq (Palais de Tokyo):
"Your Memories Are Our Future transforms an old maintenance plant into a bedroom where day and night, work and dreams trade with each other.

"The exhibition takes place in an industrial location. Just as a former railway maintenance plant has now become a site of artistic production, the exhibition goes beyond the fixed categories that usually distinguish industry, craft and art, to offer an indeterminate critical consideration of the artwork. The machines surrounding it are still predominant, preventing a perception of total detachment from the techniques that surround it.

"Amid the controversy over the question of technique, Your Memories Are Our Future turns to the French writer Alain Damasio from whom the exhibition takes its title. Beyond the split between the championing of the machine and reactionary pessimism, the social science fiction author reminds us how even the imagination is unable to overcome a 'mechanical' development during this present-day era, based on the 'world machine.'"

This project is part of Palais de Tokyo’s continued mission to promote the contemporary French art scene during major international art events, in this case Manifesta 11 Zurich, What People Do for Money (June 11–September 18, 2016), as part of Manifesta Parallel events. A similar initiative previously took place in Singapore, with an exhibition co-produced with the ICA Singapore and presented on the occasion of Art Stage Singapore, as well as with two participations at the Lyon Biennale (2013 and 2015) and the itinerant exhibition Inside China co-produced with the K11 Foundation during Art Basel Hong Kong 2015 and finally, projects with MoMA PS1, New York, and the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam in 2014.

The exhibition is curated by Julien Fronsacq (Palais de Tokyo) and Scipio Schneider (ACRUSH)

With: Mathis Altmann (b. 1987 in Munich; lives and works in Zurich) / Darren Bader (b. 1978 in Bridgeport, Connecticut; lives and works in New York) / Julie Beaufils (b. 1987 in Paris; lives and works in Los Angeles) / Nina Beier (b. 1975 in Born, Denmark; lives and works in Berlin) / Bruno Botella (b. 1976 in Paris; lives and works in Paris) / Jean-Alain Corre (b. 1981 in Landivisiau, France; lives and works in Paris) / Athene Galiciadis (b. 1978 in Zurich; lives and works in Zurich) / Dorian Gaudin (b. 1986 in Paris; lives and works in New York) / Ken Kagami (b. 1974 in Tokyo; lives and works in Tokyo) / Tobias Madison and Emanuel Rossetti (Tobias Madison: b. 1985 in Basel; lives and works in Zurich / Emanuel Rossetti: b. 1987 in Basel; lives and works in Basel) / Mia Marfurt (b. 1985 in Zurich; lives and works in Zurich) / Anita Molinero (b. 1953 in Floirac, France; lives and works in Paris) / Shana Moulton (b. 1976 in Oakhurst, California; lives and works in New York and in California) / Marina Pinsky (b. 1986 in Moscow; lives and works in Brussels) / Pablo Réol (b. 1989 in Lyon; lives and works in Lyon) / Maxime Rossi (b. 1980 in Lyon; lives and works in Paris)

Practical information:

Preview days for press and professionals:
June 9 and 10, 2016
From noon to 7pm
Please register at: zurich [​at​]
Guided tours.

Public days:
June 11–24, 2016.
From Tuesday to Friday from 2pm to 8pm.
Saturday and Sunday from 11am to 6pm.
Admission free. Please register at: zurich [​at​]
Guided tours.

Press contact: presse [​at​]


Upcoming at Palais de Tokyo: June 23–September 11, 2016
Michel Houellebecq
Mika Rottenberg
Marguerite Humeau
David Ryan & Jérôme Joy
Dineo Seshee Bopape
Ayoung Kim

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