When art raises awareness about saving our planet… The Palais de Tokyo provides Parisians, tourists and other modern art enthusiasts to come and discover its brand-new season called “Fragmenter le Monde” [breaking the world up] and taking place from February 21 to May 17, 2020. The latter revolves around two parts, the second one being held from June 19 to September 13, 2020.
In the heart of this new event, several exhibitions such as Our World is Burning, created in partnership with the MATHAF, the Modern Art Museum in Doha, as well as the display of works by Kévin Rouillard, winner of the Sam award for contemporary art 2018 and Nicolas Daubanes winner of the Prix des amis du Palais de Tokyo 2018.
The first exhibition, Our World is Burning tries to “tend to Gaia’s wounds and mens’ as they have been uprooted at the time of the Capitalocene era – this new geological era we’ve entered because of the intensity of our industrial production styles – in order to think the world’s future a different way” Palais de Tokyo chairman Emma Lavigne explains.
Many works making “the poetic and artists’ empowering propositions echo in the urgency of our present” looking to tend to wounds and also providing “a committed look on the contemporary creation from the Arabian Gulf where wars and diplomatic tensions keep on writing the history of this early 21st century”. A scaremongering analysis highlighted by different artists such as John Akomfrah, Wael Shawky, Mustapha Akrim, Francis Alÿs, Kader Attia, Mounira Al Solh, Sophia Al Maria, Yto Barrada, Aslı Çavuşoğlu, Dominique Hurth, Amal Kenawy, Amina Menia, Michael Rakowitz and even Younes Rahmoun.
The other two exhibitions around works by Kevin Rouillard and Nicolas Daubanes propose a dive into the scavenging of metals to create works of art for the first one and questions isolation and the physical and psychological consequences for the second one. Two universes that meet in the question of “breaking the world up” in its approach of nature or human. Let’s go, friends, shall we?
Dates and Opening Time
From 21 February 2020 to 17 May 2020
Palais de Tokyo
13, avenue du président Wilson
75116 Paris 16
Métro ligne 9 station "Iéna" ou Alma-Marceau"
Tarif réduit: €9
Plein tarif: €12
Ouvert du mercredi au lundi de 12h à minuit. Fermé le mardi.