January 16, 2004 - Musée d’Art Moderne de Paris - ARC at the Covent des Cordeliers
January 16, 2004

ARC at the Covent des Cordeliers

ARC at the Covent des Cordeliers

ARC/Musee d’Art moderne de la Ville de Paris

The Musee d’Art moderne de la Ville de Paris, closed for safety improvement, continues its activities in other locations.

press contact: Elsa.Guigo@mairie-paris.fr
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1. Ailleurs, ici

(Elsewhere, here)

17 January – 29 February 2004

For its first exhibition at the Covent des Cordeliers, an historical building dating from the 14th century, ARC was inspired to bring together young international artists whose works are based on the notion of “space-jacking” and the appropriation of space. Through installations, performative actions and films, these artists re-activate spaces and invest them with new functions.

The Franco-Portugese architect Didier Fiuza Faustino has chosen to respond to the invitation with a fleeting architectural installation, Revolutions, that employs the silver and gold surface of a survival cover in unexpected ways. This structure acts as both an exhibition space and a space for discussion and debate ( “Le Club des Cordeliers”).

Nick Relph and Oliver Payne present their films, shot together since 1999. Influenced by Skate & Punk cultures, the two British artists re-appropriate a world controlled by consumer society through wanderings that sketch out a new psycho-geography of London and its suburbs.

The German artist, Tino Sehgal proposes a new ” sculpture ” that uses museum guards as actors. Opposed to the work of art as an object, he inscribes the body in the space while adapting contemporary dance principles to the temporality of the exhibition.

In accordance with their collaborative practice, Jennifer Allora & Guillermo Calzadilla, artists of American and Cuban origin respectively, create a number of participatory installations or scenarios in connection with the architecture, the history of the Covent and the Parisian urban context.

Curators: Laurence Bosse, Hans Ulrich Obrist, Angeline Scherf, Anne Dressen, Vivian Rehberg assisted by Ana Janevski

Publications :

Catalogue of the exhibition

(In French only)

Graphic design: Pierre François – PIF- letue

Published by Steidl Publishers With the support of Paris Musees

ISBN : 2-87900-821-2 (Paris Musees)

ISBN : 3-86521-003-1 (Steidl)

Stairway to heaven

by Didier Fiuza Faustino / Bureau des Mesarchitectures

150 pages, 140 x 225 mm


2. ” Le Club des Cordeliers ” : conferences, discussions, performances

1st programme proposed each Tuesday by the writer and philosopher Federico Nicolao.

Giorgio Agamben et Mario Dondero: La flânerie du regard

20 January 2004
Laura Erber: Interferences

27 January 2004
Antonia Birnbaum: Le vertige d’une pensee

3 February 2004
Federico Ferrari et Jean-Luc Nancy: L’etincelle obscure d’un sujet (Iconographie de l’auteur)

10 February 2004
Alfonso Cariolato et Gianni d’Elia: L’image du temps

17 February 2004

15, rue de l’Ecole de Medecine, 75006, metro Odeon

B. Collections

1. Thematic cycles based on the collections in Paris

6th district Mayor Office
The ” Nouveaux Realistes “

8 march – 26 april 2004

13th district Mayor Office
” Figuration narrative “

june – july 2004

9th district Mayor Office
Around Andre Breton

september – october 2004

18th district Mayor Office
Montmartre and ” l’Ecole de Paris “

october – november 2004

20th district Mayor Office
Abstraction in the 50′s

to be confirmed

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, objets d’art and paper works).
2. ” Les Intrus ” (“Intruders”)

This series presents singular works in a new context:

La Mer de Ange Leccia at Musee national de la Marine

U-Control IIl de Panamarenko at Musee des arts et metiers

Detrompe l’il de Daniel Spoerri

Rhinoceros, Ragondins, Pantheres de Gilles Aillaud

Kimbo de Koo Jeong-A

Büsi de Peter Fischli & David Weiss at Musee de la Chasse et de la Nature

Compass of love de Thomas Shannon

Euclide de Luciano Fabro at l’Observatoire de Paris

25 films de Sache de Sarkis at Musee national Eugene Delacroix

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

Theâtre d’ombres de Christian Boltanski at Musee d’art et d’histoire du Judaisme

Perceptions singulieres (video de Peter Fischli & David Weiss, Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster, Tania Mouraud, Rosemarie Trockel) at la Societe d’Encouragement pour l’Industrie nationale

Exposition Pascin at Musee d’art et d’histoire du Judaisme

We are pleased to inform you of the collaboration with :


Live Broadcasting at www.radioartemobile.it

by RAM and JANUS, with a series of connections, sound projects and installations

Starting: 6.00 p.m. EU time(Mexico 11.00 a.m; NY noon; Moscow 8.00 p.m.)

6.00 p.m. Presentation of the program by RAM and JANUS in the occasion of the new issue of the magazine

dedicated to Sound, containing the cd audio The Art of Listening curated by Riccardo Giagni

Presentation of Storytellers for RAM, a project by Cesare Pietroiusti

Sound projects from The Art of Listening

Connection: Moscow, Palais Berg, with Yuri Rodkine

Connection: Ljubljana, Moderna Galerija, with Igor Spanjol

Sound projects from The Art of Listening

Connection: Catania, Palazzo Fichera and Grid/Internet 2, with Giovanni Iovane and Cane CapoVolto

Roma, RAM headquarter, with Giuliano Compagno

7.00 p.m. The Square Root Piano by John Koermeling performed by Danilo Cherni

Connection: Munich, Staedtische Galerie im Lembachhaus, with Helmut Friedl and Stephan Huber

Connection: Paris, ARC at Les Cordeliers, with Hans Ulrich Obrist and Federico Nicolao

Sound projects from The Art of Listening

Connection: Stockholm, Faergfabriken, with Jan Aman

Connection: Bregenz, Palais Turm und Taxi, with Wilhelm Meusburger

Sound projects from The Art of Listening

Connection: New York, Sculpture Center, with Anthony Huberman, Seth Price and Douglas Ross

Connection: Monterrey, Alianza Francesa, with Alban Corbier-Labasse,.Marco Granados and Angel Sanchez Borges/Blanca Medelin

Excerpts from Fluxus Anthology by Maurizio Nannucci

8.30 p.m. Connections from Belgium, various locations, curated by JANUS

The Art of Listening will be broadcasted from the new Roman headquarter of Radioartemobile, open to the public in via Conte Verde 15, an environment created by Mario Airò, Massimo Bartolini and Annie Ratti, with additional installations by: Bruna Esposito, John Koermeling, Cesare Pietroiusti, Vettor Pisani, Michelangelo Pistoletto, and Gert Robijns.

Jan Fabre and Achille Bonito Oliva, with Paolo Balmas, Angelo Capasso, Cecilia Casorati, Giacinto Di Pietrantonio, and Riccardo Giagni will present the new issue of the magazine JANUS at 3.00 p.m. – Rome University, Department of Architecture, via Flaminia 70 (Aula II).

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