May 5, 2014 - Palais de Tokyo - The State of the Sky, Part 3
May 5, 2014

The State of the Sky, Part 3

Ed Atkins, Us Dead Talk Love (film still), 2012. Two-channel HD projection (4:3 in 16:9) with 5.1 surround sound, 37:24 minutes (looped). Courtesy the artist, Cabinet, London and Galerie Isabella Bortolozzi, Berlin.

L’État du ciel (The State of the Sky), Part 3

Ed Atkins: Bastards

All That Falls
Pavillon Neuflize OBC: 100 ans plus tard (100 Years Later)
Eduardo Basualdo: Teoría (La cabeza de Goliath)
From June 6, 2014

Opening: Thursday, 5 June
Press opening: 16.30–18h
VIP preview: 18h 

Palais de Tokyo
13, avenue du Président Wilson
75 116 Paris 

For the third part of L’État du ciel  (The State of the Sky), through the exhibition All That Falls, Palais de Tokyo explores how, from the Berlin Wall to the Twin Towers, the 21st century has been born of falls—be they traumatic or liberating, real or metaphoric—ranging from crises to crashes to tsunamis, oustings of regimes, and bungee jumps. This new installation of L’État du ciel is also an opportunity to discover the first major French solo exhibition of Ed Atkins, who invents an entire ecosystem with each video of his visceral and organic body of work. For their part, the Pavillon Neuflize OBC artists devise an exhibition that springs from a collaboration with Shuhô, an Ikebana master from the Silver Pavilion in Kyoto. And SAM Art resident Eduardo Basualdo creates a monumental piece in the form of a meteorite in Palais de Tokyo lobby.

The State of the Sky is an homage to many artists’, poets’ and philosophers’ reflections on the physical, moral and political factors that shape our world. Over the course of a season, it will present over ten proposals or exhibitions centering on that theme, as artists adopt André Breton’s definition of their role, as applied to Giorgio de Chirico: “The artist, that sentinel on the endless road, always on the lookout.” As far back as Goya, if not further, modern and contemporary artists have attentively examined contemporary reality. They often depict the landscape of our anxieties—dread, alarm, revolt, utopia—and suggest poetic ways of transforming the present. If we study the world as one might scrutinize an image, today stops being an imposed destiny and becomes a changing surface that we could, perhaps, transform.

Part 3 details:
June 6–September 7: Ed Atkins, Bastards

June 6–September 7: All That Falls (Ronald Amstutz, Vasco Araújo, Julien Bismuth, Jean-Pascal Flavien, Dominique Ghesquière, Lola Gonzàlez, Camille Henrot, Willy Kautz, Agnieszka Kurant, Julie Legrand, Urs Lüthi, Michael C. McMillen, Steve McQueen, Philip Metz, Deimantas Narkevičius, Tony Oursler, Daniel Pommereulle, Benoit Pype, Delphine Reist, Lili Reynaud-Dewar, Jimmy Robert, Miri Segal, and Pablo Vargas Lupo. And with the participation of Felix Baumgartner.)

June 6–July 13: 100 ans plus tard (100 Years Later), Pavillon Neuflize OBC, proposed by Sumiko Oé-Gottini – Lucas Biberson, Sophie Bonnet-Pourpet, Rebecca Digne, Guillaume Henry, Chai Siris, Mikhail Lylov, Sébastien Martinez Barat, Karin Schlageter, Clémence Seilles, Antonio Vega Macotela, Yonatan Vinitsky

June 6–September 7: Eduardo Basualdo, Teoría (La cabeza de Goliath) (Produced by Sam Art Projects)

July 11–September 7: Michaela Eichwald (winner of the Lafayette Prize 2012)

July 11–September 7: Alessandro Piangiamore, Charbel-Joseph H. Boutros— Les Modules Fondation Pierre Bergé—Yves Saint Laurent

And still:
Until September 7:
Georges Didi-Huberman and Arno Gisinger, Nouvelles histoires de fantômes (New Ghosts Stories). In collaboration with Le Fresnoy, Studio National Des Arts Contemporains 

Hiroshi Sugimoto, Aujourd’hui, le monde est mort (Lost Human Genetic Archive) (The World Died Today) 

Until June 23:
Thomas Hirschhorn, Flamme éternelle (Eternal Flame)

Les Modules Fondation Pierre Bergé—Yves Saint Laurent, Vivien Roubaud, Thomas Teurlai, Tatiana Wolska. In collaboration with the Villa Arson.

Until May 11:
David Douard, Mo’swallow

Angelika Markul, Terre de départ (Land Of Departure)—winner of the Sam Art Projects Prize 2012


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