“Hors de la nuit des normes, hors de l’énorme ennui” envisions, through various engaged practices, plural visions of love and friendship, romanticisms and desires, bodies and sexuality. It brings together twenty French and international artists and collectives who think from the margins about the reconfiguration of emotions and conflicts, connection, and collective action today.
Love is considered here not as a subject but as a method and an act of resistance against the boundaries of norms that constrict our ways of experiencing emotions. The exhibition “Hors de la nuit des normes, hors de l’énorme ennui” intertwines contemporary and historical works and archives, conveying the alternative, multiplicity, and hybridity of ways of loving and working.
Poetry, sculpture, installation, drawing, painting, and video disrupt space, blur timelines, transmit and disseminate references to imagine deviant loves and more desirable futures.
When the Palais de Tokyo invited us to envision an exhibition that would address love, fluidity, and sexuality from a queer and ecofeminist perspective, it seemed necessary to reconsider this proposal and shift it, first in its terms and then in its methods.
Artists involved: Linga Acácio, Gloria Anzaldúa, Phoenix Atala, Jimmy Beauquesne, Cécile Bouffard, Lia D. Castro, Clay Chénière, Cerith Wyn Evans, Ndayé Kouagou, Kang Seung Lee, José Leonilson, Aurélien Potier, Jeanne Jacob, Tony Colombe. K, Rafael Moreno, Rafael RG, Agnès Varda, Myriam Ziehli, ana•mona servo / Les Éditions PanPan CulCul, Vanille/Fraise, groupe de lesbiennes politiques.