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Three exhibitions
dal 15/2/2005 al 16/5/2005
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Three exhibitions

Centre Pompidou, Paris

In the first show, a group of works by Gina Pane coming from the museum's own collection and special loans: installations, sculptures, drawings, videos, photographs and objects related to the artist's actions. Dionysiac. Art in flux, is a group show of 14 contemporary artists. They range from Paul McCarthy to John Bock, Fabrice Hyber and Jason Rhoades: the show is a 'reflection' exhibition, rather than a thematic display. Comme le reve le dessin 16th/17th-Century Italian sketches & present-day parallels. The Centre Pompidou and the Musee du Louvre are combining to present an innovative rapprochement of over 80 works from the two collections.

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Gina Pane
16 FEBRUARY – 16 MAY 2005

The Centre Pompidou, Musée national d’art moderne, is pleased to present a group of works by artist Gina Pane coming from the museum’s own collection and special loans. This exhibition, which will take place from 16 February to 16 May 2005, includes installations, sculptures, drawings, videos, photographs and objects related to the artist’s actions. It thus offers an opportunity to approach the work of a key figure of body art in France through the wide range of her expressions, from the minimal structures and actions in natural settings of the 1960s to the “Partitions” of the 1980s.

“I worked on a language which gave me possibilities of thinking about art in a new way. That of the body, my radical gesture: the body became the material and the subject of discourse (meaning – mind and matter).”
gina pane, Lettre à un(e) inconnu(e), Paris: Ecole nationale supérieure des beaux-arts, Ecrits d’artistes series, 2003, p. 68.

Born in Biarritz, Gina Pane grew up in Italy but returned to France in 1961 to study at the Beaux-Arts in Paris and subsequently participated in the Atelier d’Art Sacré which was founded by painter Maurice Denis. By 1965, she was making sculptures and installations drawing the visitor into a carefully conceived encounter with the body, which was to be the centre of her preoccupations from then on. In 1968, she isolated herself in the countryside in order to create site-specific works using nature “as a poetic force, a locus of memory and energies” (Anne Tronche, gina pane, actions, Paris: éd. Fall, 1997, p. 33).
Gina Pane developed her first actions at the beginning of the 1970s, first in the studio and then in public. The main representative of body art in France, she wilfully set herself apart from the notions of “happening” and “performance” so as to avoid any theatrical connotation. She planned her “actions” with extremely detailed storyboards, as attested by “photographic reports”. Revealing the language of the body in biological, psychological, aesthetic and social terms, she made it the very medium of her work. The superficial wounds she inflicted on herself with a razor blade expressed the body’s fragility, and the blood, the vital energy it contains. “I inflict wounds on myself but never mutilations. . . . The wound? To identify, inscribe and pinpoint a certain uneasiness: it’s central” (Gina Pane, Les Revues parlées, Paris, Centre Pompidou, 29 May 1996).
During the 1980s, Gina Pane created works between installation and sculpture, called “Partitions”, where the body was evoked through the materials and the arrangement of heterogeneous elements. The question of the sacred – which underlies her entire body of work – was to be forcefully inscribed in her last investigations, which were inspired by the martyr saints. Gina Pane died in Paris in 1990 following a long illness.
Paralleling her artistic career, Gina Pane taught at the Beaux-Arts in Mans from 1975 to 1990. In 1978 she initiated and led a performance workshop at the Centre Pompidou.

Gina Pane, Action Autoportrait: mise en condition / contraction / rejet , 11 janvier 1973
Constat de l’action réalisée à la Galerie Stadler (détail), Paris. 3 panneaux de 12 photographies couleur collées sur bois 100 x 100 cm chaque panneau 100 x 300 cm dimensions totales. Photographie : Françoise Masson Achat 1999
Collection Musée national d’art moderne, Centre Pompidou
© Jacques Faujour, Centre Pompidou, 2005
©ADAGP, 2005, Paris

Exhibition curator: Sophie Duplaix, curator, Musée national d’art moderne, contemporary collections department

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Art in Flux: John Bock, Christoph Buchel, Maurizio Cattelan, Malachi Farrell, Gelatin, Kendell Geers, Thomas Hirschhorn, Fabrice Hyber*, Richard Jackson, Martin Kersels, Paul McCarthy, Jonathan Meese, Jason Rhoades, Keith Tyson

DIONYSIAC is an exhibition that brings together 14 contemporary artists. Some of them are already well known in Paris, others have never shown here before.

They range from Paul McCarthy to John Bock, Fabrice Hyber and Jason Rhoades.
In most cases, the artists will present a new work, especially created for the exhibition.

A novel group exhibition, DIONYSIAC is a "reflection" exhibition, rather than a thematic display. It presents a state of mind that is shared by all the artists and offers its own perspective towards contemporary creation.

DIONYSIAC attributes a special relationship to art and life. It is against resignation, which is expressed as much through anger as it is through pleasure received through destruction, through excitement of life and flux and through joy to the point of excess. In addition, there is an inclination for laughter, for irony and a form of subversion, in so far as it is still possible today. Music is also at the heart of the exhibition with a "sound room" created together with the artists.

The neologism, DIONYSIAC, has been invented by combining French and English. The newly coined word is derived from the adjective "dionysiaque", used by Friedrich Nietzsche in his book The Birth of Tragedy (1871). In using "dionysiaque", Nietzche was inspired by the Greek god Dionysos, god of both explosion and enthusiasm, the force of life and destruction, of all outbursts.

Nietzsche developed this aesthetic concept throughout his written work, leading to the notion of flux in excess, of which life is only a part. Dionysiac goes hand in hand with Apollonian, the harmonious force. It is in this "tight", even contradictory articulation, that contemporary tragedy is situated.

Curator :
Christine Macel, curator for Contemporary art in charge of the Department of Prospective and Contemporary Creation, Musee national d'art moderne, the Centre Pompidou

The Dionysiac publication is conceived by Christine Macel with Christophe Brunquell
It includes approximately 250 pages, black and white and colour and is published by the Centre Pompidou. It has :
• A glossary, collage of texts and illustrations, clarifying the concept of "Dionysiac", by Christine Macel
• Essays by Jean-Pierre Criqui, Christine Macel and Barbara Stiegler
• Contributions by each artist

The Dionysiac film, documentary of 26', is a scenario written and created by Natsuko Uchino and produced by the Centre Pompidou. It includes 14 portraits of the artists and the making of the exhibition, as well as a few surprises. (bilingual DVD)

Performances on the opening night and during the exhibition by Kendell Geers, Gelatin...

-17th February : Paul McCarthy will present two films (Cinema 1)
-31st March : John Bock, invited by Prospectif Cinema, will show all of his videos for the first time ever (Cinema 1).

The post-Dionysiac conference : "Art action direct"
April 13th 2005, the Revues parlees / Forums de societe will present a conference conceived of by Mark Alizart with Christine Macel. It poses problems that are touched upon in the DIONYSIAC exhibition.

What is our "post-post modern" period, since 1989 made of?
Is the Dionysiac a breath of fresh air? Is it simply yet another form of romanticism or does it define a new radicalism ? How can the artist define his practice today in terms of the overturning of values : is this overturning in itself desirable and possible today ?

The DIONYSIAC exhibition believes that we are well and truly clear of romanticism and that hope can be found in the principles of flux and energy and in the principle of democracy.
Artists, philosophers, art historians and exhibition curators respond or attempt to respond to these questions.

Opening hours
February 16th - May 9th 2005, Galerie sud, level 1
Open daily, except Tuesdays, 11:00 - 21:00 (ticket office closes at 20:00)

The Pass "A day at the Centre Pompidou" gives admission to the Musee national d'art moderne as well as to all temporary exhibitions .
Admission free to the holders of the Centre Pompidou annual Pass

Comme le rêve le dessin
17 FEBRUARY – 16 MAY 2005


The Centre Pompidou Musée National d’Art Moderne and the Musée du Louvre are combining to present Drawing like a Dream, an innovative rapprochement of over 80 works from the two collections.

As a rule, art history's attempts to provide a specific status for the sketch are automatically governed by notions of purpose: the sketch is seen as a rough draft, preparing and pointing to a finished work – painting, sculpture or autonomous drawing – which in retrospect makes it intelligible. The idea behind this exhibition is that rather than being the starting point for a drawing, the sketch is its conclusion; and the method chosen is a parallel between contemporary drawings from the Musée National d’Art Moderne's collection and 16th/17th-century Italian studies and sketches from the Musée du Louvre.

Because the preparatory aspect – in the academic sense, at least – has vanished from contemporary drawing, we can now look at early drawings in a "purpose-free" light. When we give up interpreting the sketch retroactively – in terms of some preliminary function – we can perceive it as a domain of transformation, and its unfinished character not as a shortcoming but as receptivity, a return to an unstable, indeterminate representational state. In the light of Beuys' seismographic drawings, Gerhardt Richter's effacings, Robert Morris' eyes-closed works and Fontana's perforations and scribblings, unexpected features become perceptible in the old sketches – changes of emphasis (Fra Bartolomeo) losses of correlation (Casolani), decentration (Cigoli, Cecco Bravo), residual figuration (Federico Zuccaro, Barocci) – that are identical with those to be observed in dreams.

Both segments of the exhibition include old and contemporary drawings. The Musée National d’Art Moderne will also present moving images, and the Louvre will be offering an installation by Jean-Luc Vilmouth.

From 14 February – 23 May 2005 the Comme le rêve le dessin exhibition will be complemented by lectures, two readings and a series of films. On Monday 21 February at 18:30 Philippe-Alain Michaud, curator of the exhibition and curator at the Musée National d’Art Moderne, will give a lecture titled "Sketch, Dream, Drawing".


Opening hours
Open daily except Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9:00 – 17:30, and until 21:30 on Wednesdays and Fridays

Admission to the exhibition: with the ticket for the museum's permanent collection 8.50 euros
6 euros from 18:00 Wednesdays and Fridays
Free the first Sunday of the month and for visitors under 26 from 18:00 on Fridays

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Further information

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Opening hours
Open daily except Tuesdays, 11:00 – 21:00

A Day at the Pompidou Pass
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Exhibition admission
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The ticket also covers the Musée National d'Art Moderne collection, the Museum Gallery, the Graphic Arts Gallery, the Brancusi studio and Espace 315.

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