Anywhere, Anywhere Out of the World. In response to an invitation where he has been given carte blanche, Parreno devises a total exhibition driven by his dialogue with architecture. This exhibition - and its unprecedented format - consecrates a french artist whose works, ideas, and approach exercise considerable influence and have incontrovertibly reshaped our idea of art.
Internationally eminent artist Philippe Parreno radically transforms Palais de Tokyo. In response to an invitation where he has been given carte blanche, Parreno devises a total exhibition driven by his dialogue with architecture. This exhibition — and its unprecedented format — consecrates a french artist whose works, ideas, and approach exercise considerable influence and have incontrovertibly reshaped our idea of art.
Philippe Parreno rose to prominence in the 1990s, earning critical acclaim for his work, which employs a diversity of media including film, sculpture, performance, drawing and text. Taking the exhibition as a medium, Parreno has redefined the exhibition experience by exploring its possibilities as a coherent “object”.
He has conceived the show at the Palais de Tokyo, in collaboration with set designer Randall Peacock and sound designer Nicolas Becker, where the works are presented as a mise-en-scène in which a series of events rhythmically unfold. Parreno creates a meticulously mastered script where the visitor is guided through the galleries by a spectral orchestration of sound, image and performance.
The exhibition offers a journey through Parreno’s works, old and new, as well as those of others including Douglas Gordon, Liam Gillick, Dominique Gonzalez Foerster and Tino Sehgal. Parreno manipulates symbols, words and sounds to achieve changes in perception allowing the building itself to become a living constantly evolving organism. His interventions include permanent changes to the architecture of the building which will alter preconceived notions of the space itself.
Philippe Parreno lives and works in Paris.
Parreno is the first artist in its history to take over the entire extended space of Palais de Tokyo.
Image: Philippe Parreno, Marquee, 2008 Light sculpture — translucid acrylic glass, steel frame, light bulbs, neon tubes — 230 × 100 × 62 cm Courtesy of the artist & Esther Schipper Gallery — Photo: Carsten Eisfeld, Berlin
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Vernissage: lundi 21 octobre 2013, à partir de 21h, dans la limite des places disponibles
Palais de Tokyo
13, avenue du Président Wilson - 75 116 Paris
Daily, except on Tuesdays
From noon to midnight
It closes on 1 January,1 may and 25 december.
And at 6pm on 24 and 31 december.
Regular fee: 8 EUR
Reduced fee: 6 EUR
(under 26 years-old visitors, holders of France’s Carte Famille Nombreuse, teachers)