September 5, 2008 - Palais de Tokyo - From one revolution to another
September 5, 2008

From one revolution to another

Famous pro wrestler , Exotic , Adrian Street, and his father minor in 1973. Photo : Dennis Hutchinson.

Carte Blanche à Jeremy Deller
From one revolution to another

with Ed Hall, Alan Kane, Scott King, Matt Price, William Scott, Andrei Smirnov, Marc Touché; White Columns
September 26- January 4 2009
Show opens Thurday September 25th, 2008
From 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.: press visit
From 8 p.m. to midnight: public opening

Every year the Palais de Tokyo gives an artist carte blanche. This carte blanche is a powerful concept that structures the Palais de Tokyo’s programming. The artist, placed at the center of the decision-making process, is free to devise and stage more than an exhibition, a real program. This carte blanche to an artist, revealing a kind of map of the artist’s brain, desires and influences all at the same time, is an opportunity to tackle the processes of creation and esthetic cross-fertilization from a novel angle. Artists are never where we expect them to be. The way they look not only at our reality and our everyday life, but also at the works of their contemporaries is unique and illuminating.

Jeremy Deller
After Ugo Rondinone in 2007, this year Jeremy Deller is being offered carte blanche to come up with an exhibition. Born in 1966 in London where he lives and works, Jeremy Deller was awarded the prestigious Turner Prize in 2004. His multi-form body of work brings several artistic disciplines into play, combining a passion for music, social phenomena and popular traditions. Jeremy Deller succeeds in bringing these separate realities into dialogue with one another by creating unexpected meeting grounds. Thus for the project Acid Brass (1997) he got a traditional brass band from a Manchester factory to play pieces of acid house music.

From one revolution to another
Taking as his starting point the “Folk Archive” collection which assembles British folklore items and documents, such as customized motorbike helmets, collections of tattoos, or banners from demonstrations, D’UNE RÉVOLUTION À L’AUTRE (From one revolution to another) follows a path that takes us from the British Industrial Revolution to the contemporary digital revolution. Thus we witness in turn the history of electronic music in the Soviet Union in the 1920s, the birth of rock-’n’-roll in France based on the Golf Drouot in the 1960s, and life in industrial Northern Britain in the 1970s. The exhibition, devised in collaboration with 9 other guests – Peter Clare, Ed Hall, Alan Kane, Scott King, Matthew Price, William Scott , Andrei Smirnov, Marc Touché, White Columns – invited by Jeremy Deller, presents archives, previously unpublished photographs, films and audiotapes in which Eddy Mitchell, Léon Theremin, glam-rock singers and English wrestlers, the Happy Mondays, a mechanical elephant, etc. are all muddled up together.

Thursdays at From a revolution to another/
From the factory to the Factory

Unique concert of Against You in the exhibition space. (tbc)
September 25th, 08:30 pm

Discussion with Jeremy Deller and curators of the exhibition
October 02nd, 7:30 pm

Andrei Smirnov, founding director of the Theremin Centre for Electroacoustic Music of Moscow, and Nikolai Izvlov, specialist of Russian cinema, talk about the discovery of graphical sound in 1920s USSR.
October 09th, 7:30 pm

A lecture on gender and performance by Eve K. Sedgwick, followed by the screening of Cracked actor, a BBC documentary on David Bowie. (tbc)
October 16th, 7:30 pm

Jeremy Deller’s piece, Acid Brass (1997) invites England most prestigious traditional brass band, Manchester’s Fairey Band, to play a selection of acid house scores. In relation with Openings, a program of performances devised by the FIAC, Auditorium du Louvre and the cultural service of the Musée du Jeu de Paume.
October 26th (sunday), 2:30pm, cour Napoléon du Louvre

First Part : Kang Hyun Ahn.
Finnish folk concert proposed by In Famous Carousel.
October 30th, 8:00 pm

Lecture on popular music by Simon Frith, author of Sociology of Rock.
Partnership with Paris 8 and la Maison des sciences de l’Homme-Paris Nord
November 06th, 7:30 pm

William Fowler (BFI curator) shows films related to Jeremy Deller and Alan Kane’s Folk Archive project.
November 13th, 7:30 pm

Symposium on music and industry with: Stéphane Dorin, Philippe Bouquillion, David Hesmondhalgh, Jean-Samuel Beuscart, Marc Touché, Philippe Le Guern, Hugh Dauncey et Gérôme Guibert.
Partnership with Paris 8 and la Maison des sciences de l’Homme-Paris Nord
November 20th, 2:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Return battle between the two famous Paris art schools.
November 27th, 7:30 pm

Acousmatic live set around the exhibition, from Russian early electronic music to Glam Rock.
December 04th, 12 :00 pm to midnight

More of from a revolution to another
A special module with Melvin Moti/ Benoit Maire/

Magazine Palais/ Issue 7
New issue entirely devides with Jeremy Deller: a conversation with the artist around the exhibition, an exclusive interview of the glam rock wrestler Adrian Street, an article about eletronic music in the 1920s in USSR, numerous portfolios, and also a complete guide selection.

For futher informations:

Palais de Tokyo

Palais de Tokyo
Share - From one revolution to another
  • Share