March 29, 2017 - Palais de Tokyo - Prec(ar)ious Collectives
March 29, 2017

Palais de Tokyo

Courtesy Palais de Tokyo.

Prec(ar)ious Collectives
April 6–12, 2017

Akadimias 23
106 71 Athens
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In parallel to documenta 14, Palais de Tokyo and Pavillon Neuflize OBC, the artist-in-residence programme of Palais de Tokyo, alongside with Foundation Fluxum/Flux Laboratory, present in Athens Prec(ar)ious Collectives.

This hybrid contemporary project, curated by Fabien Danesi and Andonis Foniadakis (director of the Greek national Opera), is a collaboration between the six visual artists currently in residence at Pavillon Neuflize OBC and eight contemporary Greek choreographers. As part of the experimentation, the artists and the dancers define together a specific format for the public presentation in-between an art exhibition and a dance performance.

Prec(ar)ious Collectives questions the notion of community as a situation and not as a subject to illustrate. The ambition is to invent, the time of an experience of collective creation, a fictional “us” as a way of escaping the assigned identities. The works (installations, videos) of the artists in residence at the Pavillon are to be put into motion on a series of occasions by the dancers’ performances.


The six artists currently in residence at Pavillon Neuflize OBC:
Manolis Daskalakis-Lemos, born in 1989 in Greece, lives in Athens / Lola Gonzàlez, born in 1988 in France, lives between Brittany and Paris / Taloi Havini, born in 1981 in Papua New Guinea, lives between Melbourne, Sydney and Buka / Yu Ji, born in 1985 in Shanghai, lives in Shanghai / Thomas Teurlai, born in 1988 in France, lives in Marseille / Wataru Tominaga, born in 1988 in Japan, lives in Paris

Eight contemporary Greek choreographers:  
Markella Manoliadi, born in 1980 in Greece, lives in Athens / Aris Papadopoulos, born in 1983 in Greece, lives in Athens / Joanna Toumpakari, born in 1980 in Greece, lives in Athens / Stylianos Tsatsos, born in 1990 in Greece, lives between Athens and Berlin / Yiannis Tsigkris, born in 1989 in Greece, lives in Athens / Alexandros Vardaxoglou, born in 1986 in Greece, lives in Athens / Andi Xhuma, born in 1980 in Albana, lives in Athens / Christos Xyrafakis, born in 1989 in Greece, lives in Athens

Choreographic curator: Andonis Foniadakis
Sound artist: Julien Perez (a former artist in residence at Pavillon Neuflize OBC)
Curator: Fabien Danesi

About Palais de Tokyo’s off-site programme
Established in 2002 and dedicated to contemporary art, Palais de Tokyo welcomes today’s generation of artists and is the largest center for contemporary art in Europe. Palais de Tokyo's offsite programme offers off-site exhibitions held during major international art events. Previous projects include Zürich, in parallel to Manifesta 11 (June 2016), as well as in Singapore (January 2016), an exhibition co-produced with the ICA Singapore and presented on the occasion of Art Stage Singapore. Palais de Tokyo has also organized two participations at the Lyon Biennale (2013 and 2015) and the traveling exhibition Inside China coproduced with the K11 Foundation during Art Basel Hong Kong 2015 and in Shanghai. Projects have also been developed with MoMA PS1 and the Stedelijk Museum in 2014. Upcoming exhibitions after the 2017 Athens iteration include Chicago, at the invitation of EXPO CHICAGO and in partnership with Institut français, from September 12–October 29, 2017 (opening to align with the fair and the second annual Chicago Architecture Biennial).

About Pavillon Neuflize OBC
Created by the artist Ange Leccia in 2001, the Pavillon Neuflize OBC is the research lab of the Palais de Tokyo and home to the artist-in-residence programme. Each year, six young international artists join the scheme for a period of eight months, from November to June. The residency is defined by several major projects, including a collective multidisciplinary workshop abroad and the creation of a collective project in partnership with other institutions in France. More than 130 artists have been residents of the Pavillon since its inception, including Laurent Grasso (Marcel Duchamp Prize 2007), Apichatpong Weerasethakul (Palme d'Or Cannes Festival 2010), Isabelle Cornaro and Benoît Maire (Ricard Corporate Foundation Prize 2010) and Oliver Beer (Daiwa Foundation Prize 2015).

About Fluxum Foundation
Fluxum Foundation is a non-profit private foundation established in 2002 in Geneva, aiming to encourage and develop culture in Switzerland and abroad. Dance is the primary mean of expression in any artistic or cultural concept supported by the Foundation. The Foundation works in a spirit of open-mindedness to foster new projects. It supports creation and training in the field of dance. Fluxum Foundation works closely with Flux Laboratory.

About Flux Laboratory
Founded in 2003 by Cynthia Odier, Flux Laboratory is a cultural centre based in Geneva, Zurich and Athens. Concrete tool for reflection and mediation, it is surrounded by a rich ecosystem of entrepreneurs, artists and thinkers, constantly reinventing it (400 creators over the last 14 years). Flux Laboratory encourages synergies and exchanges between institutions, cultural actors, as well as between the public and private sectors. Flux Laboratory produces transdisciplinary artistic projects and experiments with new creative and collaborative processes.

Opening and performance: April 6, 9pm
April 6–9, 2–10pm, a daily performance at 9pm
April 10–12, 2–8pm
Free entrance


Upcoming at Palais de Tokyo:

April 21–23, 2017
DO DISTURB, Performance Festival

June 14–September 10, 2017
The Dream of Forms
Hayoun Kwon
Gareth Nyandoro
Taloi Havini

October 18, 2017–January 7, 2018
Carte blanche to Camille Henrot

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