Take Me (I’m Yours)

Take Me (I’m Yours)

Monnaie de Paris

October 9, 2015

Take Me (I’m Yours)
Until 8 November 2015

Monnaie de Paris
11, Quai de Conti
75006 Paris
Hours: Friday–Wednesday 11am–7pm, 
Thursday 11am–10pm


Curated by Christian Boltanski, Hans Ulrich Obrist and Chiara Parisi 

Take Me (I’m Yours), a collective and interactive exhibition which brings together the works of 45 international artists, is turning the Quai de Conti’s 18th-century rooms into a venue for free and creative exchange, designed to unsettle the relationship between a work of art and its viewer. Visitors are invited, even encouraged, to touch, use and take away the artists’ projects and ideas.

The exhibition curators, Christian Boltanski and Hans Ulrich Obrist, have taken the original principle which motivated them in 1995 at the Serpentine Gallery and brought it up to date. They are joined by Chiara Parisi, director of Monnaie de Paris Cultural Programmes, who brings a fresh perspective. With more than 40 projects, the Paris exhibition is greater in magnitude and scope. The project sees the return of artists who took part in the first event (Christian Boltanski, Maria Eichhorn, Hans-Peter Feldmann, Jef Geys, Gilbert & George, Douglas Gordon, Christine Hill, Carsten Höller, Fabrice Hyber, Wolfgang Tillmans, Lawrence Weiner and Franz West) and has given rise to new collaborations (Etel Adnan & Simone Fattal, Paweł Althamer, Kerstin Brätsch & Sarah Ortmeyer, James Lee Byars, Heman Chong, Jeremy Deller, Andrea Fraser, Gloria Friedmann, Felix Gaudlitz & Alexander Nussbaumer, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Bertrand Lavier, Jonathan Horowitz, Ho Rui An, Koo Jeong-A, Alison Knowles, Charlie Malgat, Angelika Markul, Gustav Metzger, Otobong Nkanga, Roman Ondák, Yoko Ono, Philippe Parreno, Sean Raspet, Takako Saito, Daniel Spoerri, Rirkrit Tiravanija, Amalia Ulman, Franco Vaccari, Danh Võ)

The exhibition is also an outlet for distributing issues of point d’ironie.

Displayed in the walls of the last factory in the centre of Paris, the exhibition is an opportunity to revisit the myth of the unique artwork and question its methods of production. Like coins, works of art are destined to be disseminated. This exhibition, designed to create interaction between visitors and artists, is characterized by its open form which evolves in time. When it ends, the pieces will have disappeared, distributed in their entirety. Going beyond conventional economic channels, Take Me (I’m Yours) will present a model based on exchange and sharing, thus raising questions about the exchange value of art, an issue of fundamental importance to Monnaie de Paris.  

The exhibition is enhanced each day through the actions of artists, who surprise the visitors with impromptu events. The meetings open with Etel Adnan on the 17 September at 7pm and culminate with FIAC, 22–25 October, with Etel Adnan, Kerstin Brätsch & Sarah Ortmeyer, Gloria Friedmann, Fabrice Hyber, Otobong Nkanga, Roman Ondák, Takako Saito, Daniel Spoerri.

Alongside these events, the writer Federico Nicolao will post a daily report on the exhibition on Instagram #kikerikidide.

Take me (I’m Yours)
 has been created in association with Eva Albarran and Three Steps to Heaven. It is supported by agnès b., Briochine, Ecotextile, Givaudan, Google Cultural Institute, Kolor GoPro, 89plus, Photomaton®, Presstalis and Sony mobile.

Press contact:
Guillaume Robic, Communication Director
T +33 (0)1 40 46 58 18 / guillaume.robic [​at​] monnaiedeparis.fr

Claudine Colin Communication
Avril Boisneault
T +33 (0)1 42 72 60 01 / avril [​at​] claudinecolin.com


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