March 25, 2014 - Palais de Tokyo - The State Of The Sky, Part 2
March 25, 2014

The State Of The Sky, Part 2

Hiroshi Sugimoto, Lightning Fields 130, 2009. Gelatin
silver print. Courtesy of the artist and Gallery Koyanagi (Tokyo).

L’État du ciel (The State Of The Sky) — Part 2
April 25–September 7, 2014

Opening: Thursday 24 April
Press opening: 16.30–18h 
VIP preview: 18h

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

For the second part of L’État du ciel (The State of the Sky), Palais de Tokyo welcomes Thomas Hirschhorn’s huge installation Flamme éternelle (Eternal Flame), devoted to the relationships between art and philosophy and activated by the presence of nearly 200 intellectuals and poets. This second part is also an opportunity to discover the largest exhibition ever created in Europe by Hiroshi Sugimoto, a unique project that attests to his broad spectrum of activities, from literature to architecture. In addition to these new exhibitions there are new artists to be discovered: Vivien Roubaud, Thomas Teurlai and Tatiana Wolska, who are exhibiting in the context of the Fondation Pierre Bergé - Yves Saint Laurent Modules, in collaboration with Villa Arson. The building itself is transformed thanks to three new in-situ interventions by Natalie Czech, Emilie Ding and Sheila Hicks.

L’État du Ciel (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.

Detail, Part 2:
April 25–September 7: Hiroshi Sugimoto, Aujourd’hui, le monde est mort (Lost Human Genetic Archive) (The World Died Today)
April 25–June 23: Thomas Hirschhorn, Flamme éternelle (Eternal Flame)
April 25–June 23: Les Modules Fondation Pierre Bergé—Yves Saint Laurent, Vivien Roubaud, Thomas Teurlai, Tatiana Wolska. In collaboration with the Villa Arson

Upcoming, Part 3:
June 6–September 7: Ed Atkins
June 6–September 7: All That Falls
June 6–July 13: Cent ans plus tard (Hundred Years Later) – Pavillon Neuflize Obc
June 6–September 7: Eduardo Basualdo (Produced by Sam Art Projects)
July 11–September 7:  Michaela Eichwald (Winner Of The Lafayette Prize 2012)
July 11–September 7: Les Modules Fondation Pierre Bergé—Yves Saint Laurent, Alessandro Piangiamore

And still:
February 14–September 7: Nouvelles histoires de fantômes (New Ghosts Stories), by Georges Didi-Huberman and Arno Gisinger. In collaboration with Le Fresnoy, Studio National Des Arts Contemporains.
February 14–May 12: Mo’swallow, David Douard
February 14–May 12: Terre de départ (Land Of Departure), Angelika Markul (Winner of the Sam Art Projects Prize 2012)

Palais de Tokyo presents The State Of The Sky, Part 2
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