January 10, 2016 - Palais de Tokyo - Performing the Moon
January 10, 2016

Palais de Tokyo / Institute of Contemporary Arts Singapore, LASALLE College of the Arts

Left: Hicham Berrada, Présage (Premonition) (detail), 2007–15. Performance with chemicals, beakers, video camera; HD video projection, colour, sound, approximately 45 minutes. Courtesy the artist and kamel mennour, Paris. Centre: Raphaël Zarka, Schönflies 329 (detail), 2015. Oak, 8 parts, each 168 x 84 x 42 cm. Courtesy the artist and Michel Rein, Paris/Brussels. Right: Marie-Luce Nadal. Photo: Cléo Duplan. Courtesy the artist.

Performing the Moon
Coproduction of Palais de Tokyo (Paris) and Institute of Contemporary Arts Singapore
January 20, 2016


Performance and exhibition during Art Stage Singapore 2016

In the context of the exhibition Sous la Lune/Beneath the Moon, the Institute of Contemporary Arts Singapore and Palais de Tokyo (Paris) present Performing the Moon, a special evening of live art events by Paris-based artists Hicham Berrada, Marie-Luce Nadal, and Raphaël Zarka. The evening will take place during Art Stage Singapore 2016, Singapore’s leading contemporary art fair.

Spread across outdoor locations at LASALLE College of the Arts, the events activate processes and ideas from artworks in Sous la Lune/Beneath the Moon. The exhibition is a coproduction of Palais de Tokyo (Paris) and the Institute of Contemporary Arts Singapore, and is presented at the ICA Singapore until February 3, 2016. Curated by Khairuddin Hori, Deputy Director of Artistic Programming at Palais de Tokyo (Paris), it presents major works by eleven artists from Southeast Asia and France: Aung Ko, Hicham Berrada, Ade Darmawan, Marguerite Humeau, Dusadee Huntrakul, Emmanuelle Lainé, Lou Lim, Oanh Phi Phi, Vivien Roubaud, Yee I-Lann and Raphaël Zarka. Conceived as an encounter between art and artists from opposite sides of the world. Sous la Lune/Beneath the Moon reflects the all-encompassing character of exhibitions at Palais de Tokyo, which are renowned for their spectacular manipulations of space, light, sound and form and their emphasis on audience interaction. The exhibition is part of Palais de Tokyo’s programme supporting emerging artists from France and Southeast Asia.


Hicham Berrada, Présage (Premonition)

Chemical experiments performed by Hicham Berrada are filmed and projected live on a 4-metre wide screen. Resembling transforming clouds and organic shapes, the projections are accompanied by sound from invited sound artist Mark Wong. The performance draws on Berrada’s ongoing research into chemical processes and biological conditions.

Marie-Luce Nadal, Cultiver la Brume (Growing Mist)

Marie-Luce Nadal creates the illusion of mist in this new performance. The work references her research into systems that control and manipulate natural environments. Nadal’s previous projects include Fabrique de Nuages (Cloud Factory), a system that reproduces clouds, and the Fair Weather Foundation, a not-for-profit enterprise that sells rights to air in anticyclones.

Performing the Moon is part of Singapore Art Week (January 16–24, 2016). Along with the exhibition Sous la Lune/Beneath the Moon, the event is co-produced by the Institute of Contemporary Arts Singapore and the Palais de Tokyo (Paris).

The exhibition and event are presented under the aegis of the Emerging Talents from Emerging Countries programme initiated by the Total Corporate Foundation and Palais de Tokyo (Paris).

The Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA) Singapore
The Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA) Singapore is the curatorial division of LASALLE College of the Arts, dedicated to supporting innovative and emerging creative practices. Through an annual programme of interdisciplinary artistic and curatorial practices across the visual arts, design, new media and performance, it provides a dynamic site for contemporary culture in Southeast Asia.

Palais de Tokyo (Paris)
Opened in 2002 and dedicated to contemporary art, Palais de Tokyo welcomes today’s generation of artists. Open from noon to midnight, the largest center for contemporary art in Europe is located at the heart of Paris. It is an essential destination for those eager to experience art in all its forms.

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