May 11, 2017 - Palais de Tokyo - Summer exhibitions
May 11, 2017

Palais de Tokyo

Richard Barnes, Man With Buffalo, 2007. Courtesy of the artist.

Summer exhibitions
June 14–September 10, 2017

Palais de Tokyo
13, avenue du Président Wilson
75116 Paris
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Summer exhibitions
June 14–September 10, 2017

Palais de Tokyo
13, avenue du Président Wilson
75116 Paris
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Ever faithful to its conviction that art is constantly being fertilized and enriched by what lies beyond its apparent borders, this summer Palais de Tokyo explores the relationships between art and science through two main group exhibitions, Dioramas and The Dream of Forms. Four monographic exhibitions or site-specific installations complete this programme.

At the crossroads of art, history and science, the exhibition explores the diorama as an unexpected source of inspiration for contemporary artists. It is the first large survey to recontextualize the diorama with a renewed approach to the history of spectactorship, including the influence of science and technology, popular culture, fun fairs and exhibitions. Inviting to step into the hidden mechanisms of a diorama, the exhibition dismantles its strategies of illusionism and allows the viewer to build a critical approach on the power of representation.

With: Marcelle Ackein, Carl Akeley, Sammy Baloji, Richard Baquié, Richard Barnes, Erich Böttcher, Jacques Bouisset, Cao Fei, Philippe Chancel, Joseph Cornell, Louis Daguerre, Giovanni D’Enrico, Caterina De Julianis, Mark Dion, Jean Paul Favand, Claude-André Férigoule, Joan Fontcuberta, Diane Fox, Emmanuel Frémiet, Ryan Gander, Isa Genzken, Arno Gisinger, Ignazio Lo Giudice, Robert Gober, Duane Hanson, Edward Hart, Patrick Jacobs, Arthur August Jansson, Anselm Kiefer, Fritz Laube, Pierre Leguillon, William Robinson Leigh, Charles Matton, Mathieu Mercier, Kent Monkman, Armand Morin, Lorenzo Mosca, Dulce Pinzón, Walter Potter, Georges Henri Rivière, G-M Salgé, Gerrit Schouten, Ronan-Jim Sévellec, Pierrick Sorin, Peter Spicer, Hiroshi Sugimoto, Fiona Tan, Tatiana Trouvé, Jeff Wall, Rowland Ward, Tom Wesselmann

Curators: Claire Garnier, Laurent Le Bon, Florence Ostende
The exhibition is organised in partnership with the Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt.

The Dream of Forms
Art, science, etc.

How do artists and scientists currently arrive at original visual solutions, which help to reinvent the geometry of thought, outside familiar territories? The exhibition brings together contemporary artists and scientists around the way they are now rethinking their relationship with the living world, and raising questions about the forms that inanimate or living matter can take, from the scale of the infinitely small to the infinitely big.

With: Francis Alÿs, Hicham Berrada & Sylvain Courrech du Pont & Simon de Dreuille, Michel Blazy, Juliette Bonneviot, Dora Budor, Damien Cadio, Julian Charrière, Sylvie Chartrand, Clément Cogitore, Hugo Deverchère, Bertrand Dezoteux, Mimosa Echard, Alain Fleischer, Fabien Giraud & Raphaël Siboni, Bruno Gironcoli, Spiros Hadjidjanos, Patrick Jouin, Ryoichi Kurokawa, Annick Lesne & Julien Mozziconacci, Adrien Missika, Jean-Luc Moulène, Marie-Jeanne Musiol, Katja Novitskova, Jonathan Pêpe & Thibaut Rostagnat & David Chavalarias, Olivier Perriquet & Jean-Paul Delahaye, Arnaud Petit, Jean-François Peyret & Alain Prochiantz, Gaëtan Robillard, Gwendal Sartre, SMITH & Antonin-Tri Hoang, Anicka Yi

Curators: Alain Fleischer, Claire Moulène
The exhibition is based on a proposal by Le Fresnoy – Studio national des arts contemporains to celebrate its 20th anniversary.

Hayoun Kwon
The Bird Lady
Winner of the Prix Découverte des Amis du Palais de Tokyo 2015
Curator: Katell Jaffrès

Gareth Nyandoro
Stall(s) of Fame
2017 SAM Art Projects Resident
Curator: Adélaïde Blanc

Taloi Havini
2017 Pavillon Neuflize OBC Resident
Curator: Yoann Gourmel

Wilfrid Almendra
Light Boiled Like Liquid Soap
Site specific installation
Curator: Sandra Adam-Couralet


Fall exhibitions
October 18, 2017–January 7, 2018

Carte blanche to Camille Henrot
Curator: Daria de Beauvais


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