July 22, 2016 - Palais de Tokyo - New monographic books published by the Palais de Tokyo
July 22, 2016

Palais de Tokyo

New monographic books published by the Palais de Tokyo
Marguerite Humeau and Mika Rottenberg


The Palais de Tokyo publishes a series of monographic books in conjunction with its exhibition program. Richly illustrated, with many views of the exhibitions, these books offer the reader an extended experience of the encounter with the artists’ work.

This series of monographic books is published in cooperation with Les presses du réel.

New books published in summer 2016

Marguerite Humeau

Book contents
–A conversation between Marguerite Humeau and French explorer Bernard Buigues
–A conversation between Marguerite Humeau and Carl Safina, Endowed Professor for Nature and Humanity at Stony Brook University (NY)
–An essay by Rebecca Lamarche-Vadel, curator of Marguerite Humeau’s solo exhibition

Myths, fantasies and speculations lie at the heart of Marguerite Humeau’s work. Always treading the line between research and fiction, her projects result from in-depth investigations and collaborations with specialists and scientists. At the Palais de Tokyo and Nottingham Contemporary, Humeau is offering a series of unique physical and sensory experiences. Her exhibition FOXP2 is named for the gene whose mutation enabled the arrival of articulate language at the source of our humanity. Here the artist is re-enacting the origins of life and the development of conscious life forms. Imagining a world where giant elephants dominate the planet, Humeau has artificially designed creatures endowed with emotions and consciousness.

Exhibition at the Palais de Tokyo until September 11, 2016, and at Nottingham Contemporary from October 15, 2016 to January 08, 2017.

Co-published with Nottingham Contemporary.

Mika Rottenberg

Book contents
–An interview between Mika Rottenberg and Daria de Beauvais, curator of Mika Rottenberg’s solo exhibition
–An essay by media historian Amy Herzog

Mika Rottenberg’s practice combines video, installations, drawings and sculptures. Many of her works portray absurd assembly-line situations in which work is often being carried out by women whose outsized, far from conventionally beautiful bodies are called into play both as tools and raw materials. Offering captivating narratives in which whimsicality and wit merge with weirdness, and reality morphs into fiction, Rottenberg’s films are presented in the context of immersive installations that plunge the viewer into their world—a world beyond the screen—in a blurring of the borders between the imagined and the real.

Exhibition at the Palais de Tokyo until September 11, 2016.


In the same book series
–Jean-Michel Alberola
–Céleste Boursier-Mougenot
–Jesper Just
–Ragnar Kjartansson
–Mélanie Matranga
–Patrick Neu
–Florian & Michael Quistrebert

The monographic books are bilingual (English & French) and are available internationally.
Distribution: Les presses du réel (France, Belgium, Luxemburg, Switzerland); Art Data (United Kingdom); Idea Books (Other countries).

More information and online orders: www.palaisdetokyo.com

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