April 22, 2017 - Bétonsalon - Center for Art and Research - 2017 upcoming programs
April 22, 2017

Bétonsalon - Center for Art and Research

Left: Exhibition space of Bétonsalon - Center for Art and Research, 2017. Right: Pernod Ricard Studio at Villa Vassilieff, 2016. Photos: Aurélien Mole.

2017 upcoming programs



At Villa Vassilieff

May 26–28

The "Autohistorias" symposium will be a moment of reflection regarding the role of arts institutions in a world tormented by nationalist polarizations, a world shattered by new borders and debates on identity that further separate individuals from one another.

"Autohistorias" will convene about 40 professionals engaged in re-writing art history. We will elaborate collectively a new shared narrative, building on a multiplicity of artistic forums (art spaces, schools, collectives, or events) and individual itineraries, focusing on artists who navigated through several cultures and intellectual spheres over the 20th and 21st centuries.

Together, we will look into how institutions and museums can best embody this diversity, while developing research programs and working jointly with a variety of civil society actors. We will question the production, classification, and dissemination of heritage, archives, and museum collections. Experimenting with teaching and knowledge transmission, "Autohistorias" will shape a space amenable to inventing utopias and alternative ways of life.

With (among others): Anahi Alviso-Marino (political scientist), Antariksa (historian and co-founder of KUNCI Cultural Studies Center, Yogyakarta, Indonesia), Eric Baudelaire (artist), Neil Beloufa (artist), Jean-François Boclé (artist), Mélanie Bouteloup (director, Bétonsalon - Center for Art and Research and Villa Vassilieff), Yann Chateigné (Head and Professor of the Visual Art department, HEAD-Genève, Switzerland), Marc Cheb Sun (journalist), Mathias Danbolt (art historian), Myriam Dao (artist), Gallien Déjean (curator, Treize, Paris, France), Andrey Egorov (head of research department, curator, Moscow Museum of Modern Art, Moscow, Russia), Kristine Khouri (independent researcher, writer and photographer based in Beirut, Lebanon), Koyo Kouoh (curator and director, RAW Material Company, Dakar, Senegal), Inga Lāce (curator, Latvian Center for Contemporary Art, Riga, Latvia), Franck Leibovici (poet, artist), Morad Montazami (research-curator for the Middle East and North Africa, supported by the Iran Heritage Foundation, Tate Modern, London, UK), Franck Ogou (archivist and supervisor, École du Patrimoine Africain, Porto-Novo, Benin), Timothy Perkins (artist), Sarah Rifky (co-founder of Beirut and founder of Cairo International Resource Center for Art, Cairo, Egypt), Sumesh Sharma (co-founder of Clark House Initiative, Bombay, India), Omar Slaouti (anti-racist activist), Françoise Vergès (political scientist, Global South(s) Professorship, MSH, Paris), Michelle Wong (researcher, Asia Art Archive, Hong-Kong), Nikita Yingqian Cai (chief curator, Guangdong Times Museum, Guangzhou, China).


At Bétonsalon – Center for Art and Research

Until July 1
Emmanuelle Lainé, Incremental Self: Transparent Bodies

September 6–December 23
Candice Lin, A Hard White Body

At Villa Vassilieff

Until May 6
One of Many Stories: Art Worlds in Yemen
Curator: Anahi Alviso-Marino 

May 20–June 24
Pan Yuliang: A Journey to Silence
Hu Yun, Huang Jing Yuan, Pan Yuliang, Marc VauxWang Zhibo, Yu Miao
Curator: Nikita Yingqian Cai

July 1–July 22
Ndidi Dike, In the Guise of Resource Control

September 9–October 7
Koki Tanaka, Histories of Places

October 14–November 18
Nirode Mazumdar
Curator: Samit Das

November 25–December 23
Akadémia: Performing Life
Curator: Inga Lāce

Residency and research programs 

At Bétonsalon – Center for Art and Research

L’Academie vivante (Living Academy) with among other artists Emmanuelle Lainé and Candice Lin

At Villa Vassilieff

Pernod Ricard Fellowship with artists Koki Tanaka (March, September and October 2017), Mercedes Azpilicueta (April 2017, January and February 2018), Samit Das (May, November and December 2017) and Ndidi Dike (June–August 2017)

Global South(s) Professorship, MSH with Antariksa (historian and co-founder of KUNCI Cultural Studies Center, Yogyakarta, Indonesia)

ADAGP grant, soon to be announced

FNAGP grants, soon to be announced


36 Short Stories
36 Short Stories, co-edited with Beaux-Arts de Paris éditions, gathers a selection of texts that have been published, displayed or collected in relation to events organized by Bétonsalon – Center for Art and Research.

In 2015, Bétonsalon – Center for Art and Research and the Kadist Art Foundation Paris launched Qalqalah, a bilingual (French/English) online publication. Qalqalah features international voices who might not be heard enough in France.

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