Childhood, the new season at Palais de Tokyo

Palais de Tokyo dedicates its new Season, entitled Childhood, to several artists that remind us of our childhood memories and games, while thinking about the past that has an influence on “the building of our identities and their representations”. A recollection to enjoy from June 22 to September 9, 2018.

After Discordia, Daughter of the Night, Palais de Tokyo offers you to walk down memory lane with its new season, Childhood, running from June 22 to September 9, 2018. A series of exhibitions inviting visitors to dive into their childhood memories and think about their influence on “the building of our identities and their representations”. Artists gathered together in two major exhibitions: Another Banana Day for the Perfect Fish and Ring, Sing and Drink for Trespassing.

The first one, Another Banana Day for the Perfect Fish, gathers artists and art artisan galore and gets inspired by J.D. Salinger’s novel title: Caroline Achaintre, Sharon Lockhart, Aurélie Lanoiselée, Anita Molinero, Ugo Rondinone, Yuichi Yokoyama, Andy Warhol, Chihiro Mori, Germain Benoît and many others… As many artists taking part in this vision of childhood, under the aegis of Clément Cogitore, dramatist of this exhibition displayed as part of Japonisms 2018.

The idea? Enabling visitors to travel through a staged set reminding us of a child tale and building their own identities (or at least understand the structure), through several “initiation rites and facing off unusual and foreign”. A tour accessible to all, no matter if you’re 7 or 77 years old, thanks to varied reading levels and divided into eight very distinct parts: the enigma, Leviathan, The Room of Premonition, The Door of Desolation, The Red Door, the Room of Melancholia, the Recreation and the Horizon of Chimeras.

The second one is Laure Prouvost’s private exhibition, Ring Sing and Drink for Trespassing. The idea? Inviting visitors to venture to the different corners created by the artist. A true ode to the “side road and the overstepping the mark, to the joy of sneaking through a wire fence to discover a waste ground, or a fabulous garden now neglected”. And in the middle of the installation, a fountain, “symbolizing femininity and vital energy”, a sort of “Garden of Eden in Chernobyl”. A way to fall – like Alice – in her own Wonderland… or nightmare-land.

Laurent P.
Last updated on 24 April 2018

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13, avenue du président Wilson
75116 Paris 16

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Tarif réduit: 9 €
Plein tarif: 12 €

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www.palaisdetokyo.com

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