Anri Sala

Anri Sala

Musée d’Art Moderne de Paris

April 3, 2004

Anri Sala
Entre chien et loup / When the night calls it a day

25 March – 16 May 2004

Musee d’Art moderne de la Ville de Paris/ ARC at the Couvent des Cordeliers
Elsa Guigo elsa.guigo [​at​]
tel : (33) 1 53 67 40 50
Maud Ohana maud.ohana [​at​]
tel : (33) 1 53 67 40 51

Musee d’Art moderne de la Ville de Paris/ ARC at the Couvent des Cordeliers
1. Exhibition: ANRI SALA
“Entre chien et loup
When the night calls it a day”
25 March – 16 May

First introduced in France during the exhibition, Voila, le monde dans la tete, hosted in Paris Museum of modern art in the year 2000, the artist, Anri Sala, presents this time five recent video films, two of them are shown for the first time.

It is in this tenuous change from light to darkness – the moment of twilight when one can hardly distinguish a dog from a wolf – that the present work of Anri Sala falls. The artificial light shed on the scene punctuates the action in each of the films projected. Every subject, then, as if de-realized becomes ghostly. Shooting his movies in different places throughout the world, the artist elaborates, from reality, her mini scripts without ever committing his work to a true narrative process. Throughout the exhibition, the animal on one side and the sound on the other, appear as two essential features.
time after time (Tirana, 2003): a horse, almost brought to a standstill on the side of a motorway at the entry of a town – echoes the solitude and the violence that are inherent to the city.
Ghostgames (North Carolina, 2002): uses the ambivalent mode, inspired by a ball game, to present models of human and animal relation.
Mixed Behaviour (Tirana, 2003): on a rainy night of the New Year’s Eve, a lonely DJ from above the city, invents, like a magician, sounds that interact with the light.

In Lakkat(Senegal, 2004) three children repeat insistently different words that refer to light and darkness in Wolof, thus, putting the meaning to the test of the very musicality of the language and to a shadowy light that stimulates the ear.
Dammi i colori ( Tirana, 2003 ): an urban project aiming at re-establishing the links between citizens and their town has had the facades covered with bright colours in a shade/light passage that calls the attention of protagonists.

Anri Sala was born in Tirana (Albania) in 1974. He lives and works in Paris

Curators : Laurence Bosse, Hans Ulrich Obrist, Julia Garimorth

Catalogue of the exhibition, published by Walther Konig Publishing, Price: 34 euros

2. “Le Club des Cordeliers “

In the framework of the exhibition:
– 27 April 2004: Discussion between Anri Sala and Carsten Holler
– 4 May 2004 : Discussion between Anri Sala and the scientist Bruno Latour
free access 18h / information & reservations : 01 53 67 40 83

Le Musee d’Art moderne de la ville de Paris/ARC au Couvent des Cordeliers
15, rue de l’Ecole de Medecine, 75006
Next at the Couvent des Cordeliers :
Annette Messager
9 June – end of September 2004


1. Thematic cycles based on the collections in Paris

6th district Mayor Office The ” Nouveaux Realistes “
8 March – 24 April 2004
13th district Mayor Office ” Figuration narrative “
19 June – 21 August 2004
9th district Mayor Office Around Andre Breton
6 September – 23 October 2004
18th district Mayor Office Montmartre and ” l’Ecole de Paris “
14 October – 4 December 2004

2. Abroad

in United States Art Deco Furniture and Paintings from the Musee d’art moderne de la Ville de Paris
Mississippi Museum of Art, Jackson, 6 March – 11 July 2004
More than ninety 1930′s works (furniture, paintings, and paper works)
in Russia
In the frame work of the 50th anniversary of Henri Matisse’s death (1869-1954), The Danse – masterpiece of the collections of the Musee d’Art morderne de la Ville de Paris since 1937- will be presented in the Ermitage Museum (Saint-Petersburg) and in the Pouchkine Museum (Moscow) between May and October 2004
3. ” Les Intrus ” (“Intruders”)

This series presents singular works in a new context:

La Mer, Ange Leccia at Musee national de la Marine

U-Control Iil, Panamarenko at Musee des arts et metiers

Detrompe l’oeil, Daniel Spoerri
Rhinoceros, Ragondins, Pantheres, Gilles Aillaud
Kimbo, Koo Jeong-A
Busi, Peter Fischli & David Weiss at Musee de la Chasse et de la Nature

Compass of love, Thomas Shannon
Euclide de Luciano Fabro, l’Observatoire de Paris

Die Kindertotenlieder, Gerard Collin-Thiebaut at Musee Zadkine

25 films de Sache, Sarkis at Musee national Eugene Delacroix

Deux volumes plats et allonges, Jean-Pierre Bertrand at Musee Gustave Moreau

Mes petites effigies, Annette Messager at Musee Cluny

Theatre d’ombres, Christian Boltanski at Musee d’art et d’histoire du Judaisme

Remix (Peter Fischli & David Weiss, Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster, Tania Mouraud, Rosemarie Trockel videos) at la Societe d’Encouragement pour l’Industrie nationale
Pascin at Musee d’art et d’histoire du Judaisme

Press Office :

Elsa Guigo tel : (33) 1 53 67 40 50
Maud Ohana tel : (33) 1 53 67 40 51

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