Philippe Parreno

Philippe Parreno

Palais de Tokyo

Philippe Parreno, C.H.Z. (still), 2011. Film. © Philippe Parreno. Courtesy Gallery Esther Schipper. © ADAGP, Paris.

September 27, 2013

Philippe Parreno
Anywhere, Anywhere Out Of The World
23 October 2013—12 January 2014

Opening: Monday 21 October 
Press opening: 16–18h 
VIP preview: 18h 
Public opening: 21–24h  

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

Internationally renowned artist Philippe Parreno radically transforms the entirety of the Palais de Tokyo. 

In response to a carte blanche invitation from the Palais de Tokyo, Parreno has devised an exhibition driven by his dialogue with architecture and with the notion of the exhibition as a medium in its own right. Anywhere, Anywhere Out Of The World celebrates a French artist whose works, ideas, and approach exercise considerable influence and have irrefutably reshaped our idea of art.

Philippe Parreno rose to prominence in the 1990s, earning critical acclaim for his work, which employs a diversity of media including film, sculpture, performance, drawing and text. Taking the exhibition as a medium, Parreno has redefined the exhibition experience by exploring its possibilities as a coherent ‘object.’ He has conceived the show at the Palais de Tokyo, in collaboration with set designer Randall Peacock and sound designer Nicolas Becker, where the works will be presented as a mise-en-scène in which a series of events rhythmically unfold. Parreno creates a meticulously mastered script where the visitor will be guided through the galleries by a spectral orchestration of sound, image and performance.

The exhibition will offer a journey through Parreno’s works, old and new, as well as those of others including Douglas Gordon, Liam Gillick, Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster and Tino Sehgal. Parreno will manipulate symbols, words and sounds to achieve changes in perception allowing the building itself to become a living constantly evolving organism. His interventions will include permanent changes to the architecture of the building, which will alter preconceived notions of the space itself.

Palais de Tokyo is one of the few existing spaces in which an experience of these epic proportions can occur. Parreno will be the first artist in its history to take over the entire extended space of Palais de Tokyo.

Philippe Parreno lives and works in Paris.


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