Palais de Tokyo Summer Program

Words by My Art Guides Editorial Team
June 14, 2016

This summer Palais de Tokyo, Paris is showcasing a various and diverse program of exhibitions and events.

Michel Houellebecq​
To Stay Alive
Palais de Tokyo is not presenting a show “about” Michel Houellebecq, but a show “by” Michel Houellebecq.
The poet, essayist and novelist Michel Houellebecq (b. 1958, France) has always had close ties with the cinema and the visual arts, which have accompanied and extended his reflexions since the start of his career. Made up of sounds, photographs, installations and films he has conceived, as well as the presence of several guest artists (among them Iggy Pop and Robert Combas), Palais de Tokyo’s exhibition is leading through the obsessions of the protean creator who he is.

Curator: Jean de Loisy

Mika Rottenberg​
Palais de Tokyo presents a major exhibition by Mika Rottenberg (b. 1976, Argentina). On this occasion, the artist is presenting several new pieces and reinventing some of the video installations which have forged her international reputation, amidst an immersive, labyrinthine show. The journey is also being enriched by several sculptures displaying anatomical details or playing back certain ordinary elements of everyday life.

Curator: Daria de Beauvais

Marguerite Humeau​
Marguerite Humeau (b. 1986, France) is replaying the origins of forms of conscious life, by imagining that elephants would have dominated the planet if Homo sapiens had never existed.

Curator: Rebecca Lamarche-Vadel

David Ryan & Jérôme Joy​
Nothing at All. Idiorythmic Modes of Coexistence
Through drawing, video or sound and musical creation, David Ryan (b. 1960, France) and Jérôme Joy (b. 1961, France) combine autobiographical and fictional elements to explore the notion of “coexistence.”

Curator: Katell Jaffrès

Dineo Seshee Bopap​e
Through an immersive installation, Dineo Seshee Bopape (b. 1981, South Africa) examines emotional saturation and psychic dissolution as conditions of socio-political subjection.

Ayoung Kim​
In This Vessel We Shall Be Kept
Until August 29, 2016
Ayoung Kim (b. 1979, Korea)—an artist in residence at Pavillon Neuflize OBC, research lab of Palais de Tokyo—devises a sound installation inspired by the famous underground “lake” of the Opera Garnier.

Curator: Chloé Fricout

New site-specific installations:

Bertrand Lavier (b. 1949, France)
Curator: Jean de Loisy

Patricia Perez Eustaquio (b. 1977, Philippines)
Curator: Daria de Beauvais

Charbel-Joseph H. Boutros (b. 1981, Lebanon) with Marie-Agnès Gillot
Curator: Katell Jaffrès

And also:

Until June 24

Palais de Tokyo extramural show in parallel to MANIFESTA 11 Zurich, Switzerland
Your Memories Are Our Future
With: Mathis Altmann / Darren Bader / Julie Beaufils / Nina Beier / Bruno Botella / Jean-Alain Corre / Athene Galiciadis / Dorian Gaudin / Ken Kagami / Tobias Madison and Emanuel Rossetti / Mia Marfurt / Anita Molinero / Shana Moulton / Marina Pinsky / Pablo Réol / Maxime Rossi
Curators: Julien Fronsacq (Palais de Tokyo) and Scipio Schneider (ACRUSH)

July 13–September 11

Clément Cogitore​
The Resonant Interval
In this new video installation, Clément Cogitore (b. 1983, France) has taken his inspiration from the origins of two unexplained physical phenomena in Alaska.

Curator: Daria de Beauvais

Lasco Project #6
With: JR and OSGEMEOS / Olivier Kosta-Théfaine / Stelios Faitakis / Philippe Baudelocque.
A new step in the urban arts program developed by Palais de Tokyo since 2012.

Curator: Hugo Vitrani

Autumn exhibition at Palais de Tokyo

October 12–December 18
Tino Sehgal
Curator: Rebecca Lamarche-Vadel

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