Curators Jean de Loisy, Daria de Beauvais, Katell Jaffrès define the upcoming exhibition at Palais de Tokyo, Inside, “a unique experience, a risky voyage through oneself in which the exhibition space is the subject of the metaphor. This odyssey—as much physical as it is mental—is an invitation to walk through the Palais de Tokyo, metamorphosed by the artists in such a way that, from one installation to the next, from one floor to another, we find ourselves inside the works.” Similarly to darkrooms, the inner world is an ideal place for the appearance of images: from cave paintings and origin myths to discovering a subject’s interiority, from the inner turmoil of melancholy to the vast territory of the unconscious.
This long tour through the exhibition is an opportunity of experiencing the building—transformed into an organism to be explored—in the manner of a journey, from physical to mental, from psychological to spiritual, according to the archetype of the initiatory journey.
Alongside Palais de Tokyo invites one of the most important Croatian artists, David Maljković, who has chosen to confront us with a present that cannot be defined. He explores the effects of time – be it historical time, technical time, or the time of the work itself – and puts them into action.
Moreover, in the context of its international mission, the Palais de Tokyo chose curator Jo-ey Tang to travel to China and Southeast Asia. After a year of prospection, Inside China presents a selection of five Chinese artists in dialogue with three French artists including the renowned Nadar.
The Fall season at the important parisienne institution will see also exhibitions by Shahryar Nashat (Winner of the Lafayette Prize 2013), Enrique Ramírez (Winner of the Prix Découverte 2014 Des Amis DU Palais De Tokyo) and Jean-Marie Appriou andXavier Veilhan (for the celebration of Canal+ 30th Anniversary).
- Numen/for use, Tape Tokyo (2013), Installation view, Courtesy Spiral / Wacoal Art Center (Tokyo). Photo: Junpei Kato
- David Maljkovic, Out of Projection (2009). Courtesy of the artist & Metro Pictures
- uri Ancarani, Da Vinci (2012). Courtesy of the artist & Galleria Zero (Milan)