January 26, 2016 - Palais de Tokyo - 2016 exhibition program
January 26, 2016

Palais de Tokyo

Jean-Michel Alberola, Reprendre la conversation, 2005. Courtesy ADAGP, Paris 2016.

2016 exhibition program

Palais de Tokyo
13, avenue du Président Wilson
75116 Paris


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The 2016 exhibition program at Palais de Tokyo (Paris) begins on February 19 with a season celebrating artists haunting the intervals between major disciplines such as painting, sculpture or cinema. These are liminal artists who renew their fields by taking their momentum from elsewhere. Besides of two major solo exhibitions and three solo exhibitions by artists recently awarded by an art prize, this season also reveals five new site-specific installations.

Season Haunting the Interval
February 19–May 16, 2016

Jean-Michel Alberola
The Adventure of Details

Jean-Michel Alberola (b. 1953) is at once one of the best-known and most mysterious French artists of his generation. Political, poetic, committed and profound, Jean-Michel Alberola’s oeuvre, standing between conceptualism, abstraction and figuration, is a panorama that allows him to act artistically on reality, feelings and the state of the world, through paintings, neon lights, films, texts, objects, installations, sculptures, murals, publications and tracts. With about 300 works, this large-scale solo show at Palais de Tokyo is the first in Paris since his retrospective at the Musée d’art moderne de la Ville de Paris, almost 20 years ago.

Curator: Katell Jaffrès

A monographic book published by Palais de Tokyo is accompanying this show.

Florian & Michael Quistrebert
The Light of the Light

Palais de Tokyo is presenting the first large-scale monographic show of French artists Florian and Michael Quistrebert (b. 1982 and 1976), nominated for the Prix Marcel Duchamp in 2014. In their pieces, they summon the ghosts of Tàpies, de Staël and Picasso, amongst others, while going back over the main themes of modern art, using contemporary, experimental techniques, in association with their particularly personal approach to materials.

Curator: Khairuddin Hori and Hugo Vitrani

A monographic book published by Palais de Tokyo is accompanying this show.

Simon Evans (Simon Evans b. 1972, UK, and Sarah Lannan b. 1984, USA)
Not Not Knocking On Heaven’s Door
Winner of the Prix Canson 2014
Curator: Rebecca Lamarche-Vadel

Louidgi Beltrame (b. 1971, France)
El Brujo
Winner of the SAM Prize for Contemporary Art 2014
Curator: Julien Fronsacq

Sara Favriau (b. 1983, France)
To sum up, repetition does not delight in singular reiteration
Winner of the Discovery Prize 2014 of the Friends of the Palais de Tokyo
Curator: Cécile Welker

New site-specific installations
February 19–September 11, 2016

Babi Badalov (b. 1959, Azerbaïdjan)
Curator: Adélaïde Blanc

Stéphane Calais (b. 1967, France)

Shana Moulton (b. 1976, USA)
Curator: Daria de Beauvais

Vivien Roubaud (b. 1986, France)
Curator: Daria de Beauvais

Martin Soto Climent (b. 1977, Mexico)
Curator: Daria de Beauvais

Other temporary exhibitions during spring season

Double Je
Artisans d'art et artistes

Collective exhibition
March 24–May 16, 2016

Héctor Zamora
May 2–14, 2016

Summer exhibitions
June 23–September 11, 2016

Michel Houellebecq
Mika Rottenberg
Marguerite Humeau
David Ryan & Jérôme Joy
Dineo Seshee Bopape

Clément Cogitore
July 11–September 11, 2016

Autumn exhibition
October 17–December 18, 2015
Tino Sehgal

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