What a strong reaction to the coronavirus health crisis… The Palais de Tokyo invites contemporary art fans to dive into the heart of our very conception of the body with the new exhibition, Anticorps running from October 23, 2020 to January 3, 2021. A retrospective specifically offering visitors to “reconsider the hermeticism of our bodies” after this long period of containment and social distancing.
An exhibition especially inviting curious to think over their relation to the virus and the outdoor attacks in order to shine a light on the vulnerability of their corporeal envelope, and the growth of “inequalities already around, in terms of class privilege and exposure to risks”. An art moment also inviting to “redefine our bonds and our proximities”.
“Why should our bodies end at the skin?” Wondered Donna Haraway distinguished Professor Emerita in the field of social sciences at the University of California, Santa Cruz. A question the Anticorps exhibition tries to answer, aiming at being an exhibition “trying to think through skins, striving to develop several classes of affectivity, presence, and haptic, this exploration of the touch without it being physically activated”.
Moving on to artists, the exhibition displays big names from the international contemporary stage such as Dominique Petitgand, Tarek Lakhrissi, Xinyi Cheng, Forensic Architecture, Özgür Kar, Kate Cooper, Florence Jung, A.K. Burns, Emily Jones, Lola Gonzàlez and even Nile Koetting. In other words, the occasion to think on our relationships to our bodies and discover the consequences of this crisis in the light of art.
Dates and Opening Time
From 23 October 2020 to 3 January 2021
Palais de Tokyo
13, avenue du président Wilson
75116 Paris 16
Métro ligne 9 station "Iéna" ou Alma-Marceau"
Tarif réduit - Maison des Artistes: 9 €
Tarif réduit 18-25 ans: 9 €
Tarif réduit senior (+ de 60 ans): 9 €
Plein Tarif: 12 €
Ouvert de 12 à 21h.