June 4, 2018 - Palais de Tokyo - Summer exhibitions at Palais de Tokyo
June 4, 2018

Palais de Tokyo

(1) Laure Prouvost, The Smoking Image, 2015. Tapestry, 290 x 424 cm. Courtesy of the artist and Nathalie Obadia (Paris / Brussels), carlier | gebauer (Berlin), Lisson Gallery (London / New York). (2) Ugo Rondinone, Vocabulary of Solitude, 2016. Courtesy of Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Zurich / Gladstone Gallery, New York and Brussels / Sadie Coles HQ, London / kamel mennour, Paris / London. Credit: Stephan Altenburger. (3) Bronwyn Katz, Groei Grond, 2017. Salvaged bed springs and wool, 66 x 345 x 35 cm. Courtesy of the artist and Blank Projects, Cape Town. (4) Julieta García Vazquez, I is somebody else (still), 2017. Video (color, sound), 14:58 minutes. Courtesy of the artist. Credit: Julieta García Vazquez. (5) Anne Horel, Hashtag, 2017.

Summer exhibitions at Palais de Tokyo
June 22–September 9, 2018

Palais de Tokyo
13, avenue du Président Wilson
75116 Paris


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Laure Prouvost
Ring, Sing and Drink for Trespassing

For her first solo show in a Parisian institution, Laure Prouvost invites visitors to embark on a geographical and mental escape. The exhibition opens the possibility to experience an ambiguous site, between a wasteland and a post-apocalyptic garden. It is home to a lonely octopus, a lush fountain, or branches sprouting mammary growths and buttock implants.

A gardener and a storyteller, the artist plays with language, neologisms and hybrid objects, with mistranslations, linguistic slippages and transpositions. She thus expresses the desire, which is indeed sometimes a need, for escape, to go beyond boundaries and exist elsewhere.

She will represent France at the 2019 Venice Biennale.

Curator: Daria de Beauvais
Exhibition designer: Diogo Passarinho

Another Banana Day for the Dream-Fish
With: Caroline Achaintre, Amabouz Taturo, Jean-Marie Appriou, Arca (Steven Leprizé), Ateliers Loire-Chartres, David Douard, Dran, Escif, Philippe Grandrieux, Daiga Grantina, Karen Grigorian (La Maison du Pli), Petrit Halilaj, Anna Hulačová, Binelde Hyrcan, Takashi Kuribayashi, Aurélie Lanoiselée, Sharon Lockhart, Enrique López and Germain Benoît (Manufacture Royale Bonvallet), Keita Miyazaki, Yuko Mohri, Anita Molinero, Jonathan Monaghan, Ghislain Moret de Rocheprise (Atelier Lithias), Chihiro Mori, Mathieu Rousso, Ugo Rondinone, Megan Rooney, Rachel Rose, Kiki Smith, Tomoaki Suzuki, Sika Viagbo (Atelier lilikpó), Sabrina Vitali, Yûichi Yokoyama, Andy Warhol

Playing on the title of a short story by J. D. Salinger, the exhibition Another Banana Day for the Dream-Fish explores how our childhood memories, dreams and games influence the construction and the representation of our identities. Between fairy-tale imagery and the mysterious regime of the imaginary, the artists and craftspersons featured in this exhibition work with childhood myths to recall the fear and the fascination of early perceptions that lie hidden in the labyrinths of dreams and of childhood.

Set in a hallucinatory tale imagined by the artist and filmmaker Clément Cogitore, the various possible readings of this journey, in which everyday territories and dreamlike spaces alternate, draw out the shifting strata of identities in permanent revolution.

Curators: Sandra Adam-Couralet and Yoann Gourmel
Associated curator: Kodama Kanazawa
Dramaturge: Clément Cogitore
Scenographer: Laure Pichat

The exhibition is conceived thanks to the partnership with the Fondation Bettencourt Schueller and co-organized by the Palais de Tokyo and the Japan Foundation within the frame of Japonismes 2018.

& the SAM Art projects residents

Bronwyn Katz
A silent line, lives here

Bronwyn Katz, a South African multidisciplinary artist, is interested in the notions of objects, people and spaces as they are lived out. At Palais de Tokyo, she is proposing installations and sculptures created from salvaged beds. Her project explores spatial and cultural boundaries and raises questions about the politics of space and place.

Curator: Marie-Ann Yemsi

Julieta García Vazquez
Poets and bakers union

The Argentinian artist Julieta García Vazquez develops group projects answering to specific contexts, be they social or environmental. At Palais de Tokyo she is bringing together poets and bakers in an experimental production space. The project focuses on the invention of a new bread that could become a tool for reflection and action through its infiltration into daily life.

Curator: Adélaïde Blanc

& the Guest programme

Parallel Chronicles
Exhibition by the winners of the Audi Talents 2017 awards
With: Anne Horel, Emmanuel Lagarrigue, Hugo L’ahelec, Eric Minh Cuong Castaing
Curator: Gaël Charbau

Fall exhibition
October 17, 2018–January 6, 2019

Carte blanche to Tomás Saraceno

Curator: Rebecca Lamarche-Vadel

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