If you think art isn’t just paintings and sculptures but also video clips and dance, well Parades for Fiac program is for you! Created in partnership with the Festival d’Automne de Paris, this program proposes free performances in the greatest museums in Paris for the great International Art Contemporary Fair, from October 16 to 20, 2019.
Emmanuelle Huynh, Ali Cherri, Christodoulos Panayiotouet,, Marwa Arsanios will take over the Centre Pompidou, the Louvre, the Petit Palais, the American Center for Art & Culture and the musée d’Orsay to make you live experience during performances. Careful though, there’s often no reservation possible, it’s then first came first served!
On the menu of Parades for FIAC 2019 performances:
For FIAC, Emeka Ogboh presents Sufferhead Paris, a craft beer project created for Africans living in Europe. With this project, the artist wants to show some stereotypes and received ideas related to the politics of difference. At the Petit Palais, we’ll have his craft beer, a food entertainment (with a menu especially created by chef Malonga), music, posters and photographs.
With his work “Stray Voices”, Oliver Beer transforms the strings of a grand piano into antennae that will pick up EVP, these sounds we can barely hear and unknown that appear between two radio waves! These “Stray Voices evoke the unheard voices of scientists, artists and musicians across history”.
Gianni Pettena proposes his stroll Wearable Chairs in the streets of Paris. For this adventure, students from the Ecole Nationale d’Architecture de Versailles will walk the streets with a folding chair strapped t their backs and stop from time to time to talk about the future. This performance has been around since 1971, to see at least once in your life.
Learning to Dance follows the journey of ballerina Magda Saleh along the Nile projecting a unique history of dance through the dancers’ bodies. During this performance, Marwa Arsanios asks about the classification of the arts and cultures.
According to Ali Cherri, “Mud fascinates both as material and metaphor. Rare are the spaces that better convey the periphery of human existence than swamps in which mud features. Not entirely soil nor entirely water, muddy swamps have long been considered fearful places, at once enigmatic and eerie, causing death and disease. […] In Sudan, these muddy sites are also literally geopolitical swamps, in which economic forces have converged to create a disaster that has inundated whole villages, sweeping away their history in the process.”
With What Works Works, the Norwegian artist explores the notions of language and time. Both changes like currency exchanges rates within both human and economic relationships. Performance in English!
With vocal performances, Fanny Adler and Vincent Madame explore the stylistic patterns borrowed to literature and popular culture. They warn: “Through the phantasmagorical presentation of a world that turns its back on anthropocentrism, Pétrichor Amor attempts symbiosis; a great erotic and mineral parade, with cries of love and love songs. Pétrichor echoes like a pagan myth.”
For this performance at the Palais de la Découverte, Luigia Riva can counts on the dancers from the Paris Opéra. She explains: “Intransito explores moments of release and attentiveness, in a performance in which the six dancers express states of perpetual imbalance, between falling and flying. Caught between weight and lightness, each one is both supporting and supported, in a sextet of variable geometries, multiplying into various formations depending on the moment.”
CalArts choreographer, dancer and dean, Dimitri Chamblas invites Kim Gordon, “one of the boldest women in rock” according to the New Yorker, for a performance between music and movement.
Both artists take over the Khorsabad room at the Louvre for a unique experience between song, dance, contortion and video. In the middle of the room with chimeric creatures, this performance will provide a beautiful philosophical and spiritual moment.
Rachid Ouramdane accompanies dancer Lora Juodkaite as she practices gyration, a spinning dance. If you’re hypnotized by the dancer, the choreographer makes sure we’ll rediscover the Cour Marly of the Louvre.
A bit like Rachid Ouramdane, Alessandro Sciarroni takes over the place with a dance where the bodies rotate around their axis: “the action develops into a psychophysical and emotional journey”. Here, we can find him in the wonderful room with the Water Lilies by Monet!
With this program, you can't stay still in front of this week devoted to contemporary art in Paris! Let's go, friends, shall we?