Jeu de Paume

Dennis Adams, Patriot, from the series “Airborne,” 2002. C-print mounted on aluminum. Lent by the Centre National des Arts Plastiques, Paris, inv. FNAC 03-241. © Dennis Adams / CNAP. Photo: Galerie Gabrielle Maubrie.

October 23, 2016
October 18, 2016–January 15, 2017
Lectures and performances: October 25, 6:30pm, a proposition of Mehdi Brit with Dominique Gilliot, Hiam Abbass and Mani A. Mungai
Crossed visits “Uprisings from the Goutte d’Or to Concorde”: October 29, 2:30pm
Institut des Cultures d’Islam
Jeu de Paume
1, place de la Concorde
75008 Paris
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Uprisings is a trans-disciplinary exhibition on the theme of human gestures that raise up the world or rise up against it: collective or individual gestures, actions or passions, works or thoughts. They are gestures which say no to a state of history that is considered too “heavy” and that therefore needs to be “lifted” or even sent packing. They are also gestures that say yes to something else: to a desired better world, an imagined or adumbrated world, a world that could be inhabited and conceived differently.

These figures of uprising and up-raising will range freely across mediums: paintings, drawings, prints, video installations, photographs, fiction films, documentary images, writers’ manuscripts, tracts, posters, etc. without hierarchies, with artists as diverse as Dennis Adams, Estefania Penafiel Loaiza, Manuel Alvarez Bravo, Gustave Courbet, Allan Sekula, Frederico Garcia Lorca, Gilles Caron, Ismaïl Bahri, Sigmar Polke, Sergueï Eisenstein, Annette Messager, Jean-Luc Moulène, Francisco de Goya, Felix Vallotton, Raoul Haussmann, Alberto Korda, Roman Siegner, Charles Baudelaire, Enrique Ramirez, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Raymond Hains, Ruth Berlau, Germaine Krull, and Victor Hugo.

The exhibition sequence will follow a sensitive, intuitive path along which the gaze can focus on exemplary “cases” treated with a precision that prevents any kind of generalisation. We will be mindful not to conclude, not to dogmatically foreclose anything. The sequence will comprise five main parts: elements (unleashed), gestures (intense), words (exclaimed), conflicts (flared up) and desires (undestructibles). 

Curator: Georges Didi-Huberman

Exhibition produced by Jeu de Paume, Paris

Visit the dedicated website for a virtual visit of the exhibition, educational and cultural ressources, a study about online uprisings as well as a cartography of the uprisings—a carte blanche to 20 institutions to explore uprisings in their collections or programs. 

A comprehensive catalogue on the exhibition with contributions from Nicole Brenez, Judith Butler, Georges Didi-Huberman, Marie-José Mondzain, Antonio Negri and Jacques Rancière—coedited by Jeu de Paume / Gallimard 2016


To have more information about the show and to get press images, please contact presse [​at​] jeudepaume.org.

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