June 19, 2013 - tram - Hospitalités
June 19, 2013


May 25–July 6, 2013

Opening: Saturday 25 May, 2pm


Hospitalités, an innovative contemporary art biennial event, will take place across the Ile-de-France region from 25 May to 6 July 2013.

Hospitalités, a major artistic biennial event, organised by the Tram contemporary art network, brings together 31 different venues across Paris and the Île-de-France region (museums, art centres, schools, artists’ collectives, foundation and FRAC–regional contemporary art funds). It will be held from 25 May to 6 July 2013.

For its fourth edition, Hospitalités will focus on issues relating to territory, travel and transportation. It will draw a new map of the Ile-de-France region by creating a cluster of 7 archipelagos, each made up of four to five different venues, and will highlight the metropolitan dimension of the territory. The archipelagos will bring to the fore the distinctive characteristics of the provisional territories and will propose a specific artistic and cultural programme for a day or over a weekend, while putting into action the principle of hospitality.

An important characteristic and an integral part of the 2013 edition will be the intervention of the “Narrators” (artists, writers, storytellers…) who will accompany the visitors during each crossing, from island to island, as if a voice over, and will create events and narratives that draw on the shared experiences of spaces that have just been discovered—public paths, exhibition venues, performances…

The narrators who will intervene are: Lætitia Paviani, Anne Steffens and Matthieu Botrel  Dector & Dupuy, Gil Yefman, Olivier Nottellet, Mathieu Godefroy, Kenneth Goldsmith and Mathieu Copeland, Dominique Gilliot, Céline Ahond, Lætitia Badaut Haussmann and Laurent Isnard, Fabrice Reymond and Thierry Payet, Antoine Dufeu, and Patrick Corillon. 

The topography, the journey, its duration and the different modes of transport, will all be key constituents of the project. A variety of routes and transport methods (bicycle tracks, historical avenues, riverside paths, metro, tram, on foot…) will be used and the public will take ownership of these in crossing from island to island to visit an exhibition, meet with an artist, see a performance or walk in the landscape to reach the different venues.

Aude Cartier and Eric Degoutte, co-presidents of Tram, comment: “For seven weeks, the Ile-de-France region will become an archipelago, made up of a number of contemporary art islands, but no island will be an island unto itself. The provisional map will redefine the territory emphasizing the closeness and proximity of the venues, whereas in every-day life the distances may seem far and the journeys complicated.”  

Hospitalités, which is jointly curated by all the venues in the Tram network, supplements the programming of each venue, and showcases the vitality of artistic creation in the Ile-de-France region. 

Tram, which is in its 30th year, has 31 members. They are brought together by their commitment to producing and propagating contemporary art and increasing its relevance to diverse audiences in Ile-de-France. 

The Tram contemporary art network is supported by the Ministry of Culture and Communication, the Cultural Affairs Department of the Ile-de-France Region, the Regional Council of Ile-de-France and the City of Paris.

Tram Members:
abbaye de Maubuisson – Beaux-arts de paris – Bétonsalon Centre d’art et de recherche – CAC Brétigny – Centre d’art contemporain de la Ferme du buisson – Centre d’art contemporain d’Ivry – le Crédac – cneai = centre national édition art image – Centre Photographique d’Île-de-France (CPIF) – École et Espace d’art contemporain Camille Lambert – École municipale des beaux-arts / galerie Édouard Manet – Les églises centre d’art contemporain de la ville de Chelles – Espace Khiasma – La Galerie, Centre d’art contemporain – Galerie municipale Jean-Collet – Galerie municipale Villa des Tourelles – Immanence – Jeu de Paume – Les Laboratoires d’Aubervilliers –MAC/VAL – Musée d’art contemporain du Val-de-Marne – Maison d’Art Bernard Anthonioz – Maison des Arts de Malakoff – Maison Populaire – La maison rouge fondation antoine de galbert – La Maréchalerie, centre d’art contemporain de l’énsa-v – Micro Onde, centre d’art de l’Onde – Musée d’Art moderne de la Ville de Paris – Palais de Tokyo – Le Plateau / FRAC Île-de-France – Synesthésie – YGREC ENSAPC – Espace culturel Louis Vuitton

For further information, please contact
Roya Nasser, Roya Nasser Communication
T + 33 (0) 6 24 97 72 29 / rn [​at​] royanasser.com


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