Bas Jan Ader
Gino De Dominicis
Walter De Maria
Hanna & Klara Liden
H. C. Westermann
Carte blanche a Adam McEwen. The artist hatches an extraordinary scheme and creates a dialogue between medieval sculpture and conceptual art, vaults and attempts to levitate, forgotten artists and those already blessed by history. 'Fresh Hell' dives into history, recent or distant, but doesn't bore through the strata. Instead, it skims horizontally and nonlinearly, generating multiple paradoxes and stirring up a breath of fresh air that is constantly sucked away by ghostly shadows. Before the renovation of a new area today unused, it open to visitors for unusual installations: Sophie Calle project's is one of them.
Carte blanche a Adam McEwen
With : Bas Jan Ader, Barbara Bloom, Jonathan Borofsky, Angela Bulloch, Maurizio Cattelan, Anne Collier, Martin Creed, Gino De Dominicis, Walter De Maria, Jessica Diamond, Matias Faldbakken, Isa Genzken, Geert Goiris, Dan Graham, Philip Guston, Raymond Hains, David Hammons, Georg Herold, Martin Kippenberger, Michael Landy, Hanna & Klara Liden, Nate Lowman, Sarah Lucas, Ana Mendieta, Henri Michaux, Reinhard Mucha, Bruce Nauman & Frank Owen, Michelangelo Pistoletto, Rob Pruitt, Steven Shearer, Roman Signer, Agathe Snow, Rudolf Stingel, Rosemarie Trockel, Valie Export, H. C. Westermann, et des oeuvres du musée de cluny - mnma, paris
By mapping the artist’s brain, desires, and influences, the carte blanche gives a fresh slant on the creative process and aesthetic correlations. In the wake of Ugo Rondinone in 2008 and Jeremy Deller in 2009, Adam McEwen (British artist living in New York) hatches an extraordinary scheme and creates a dialogue between medieval sculpture and conceptual art, vaults and attempts to levitate, forgotten artists and those already blessed by history.
When faced with this history, what stance can an artist take today? Everything has been done already? Great, now we can finally get to work! The exhibition FRESH HELL dives into history, recent or distant, but doesn’t bore through the strata. Instead, it skims horizontally and nonlinearly, generating multiple paradoxes and stirring up a breath of fresh air that is constantly sucked away by ghostly shadows.
19/10 - 27/11/2010
In 2012 the Palais de Tokyo will inaugurate a new area wich is today unused: an additional 9 000 m2.
Before the renovation takes place, this additional part will be open to visitors for unusual installations. Sophie Calle project's is one of them: She has been called successively Rachel, Monique, Szyndler, Calle, Pagliero, Gonthier, Sindler.
My mother liked to be the object of discussion. Her life did not appear in my work, and that annoyed her.
When I set up my camera at the foot of the bed in which she was dying - fearing that she would pass away in my absence, though I wanted to be present and hear her last words - she exclaimed: "Finally."
For security reasons, the installation may only be visited by groups of up to 30 at a time, at the beginning of each hour from noon to midnight.
Dolorès Gonzalez Tel : +33 1 47235200 email@example.com
Image: Hanna & Klara Liden, Untitled (sisters), 2006, courtesy by artists
Opening 19 October 2010
Palais de Tokyo
avenue du Président Wilson, Paris
Hours: Noon to midnight, monday except
Admission: 6 euros - 4,5 euros (plus de 60 ans ; moins de 26 ans ; groupe de plus de 10 personnes ; famille nombreuse; enseignants sur présentation de justificatifs datant de moins de trois mois)