Paris Palais de Tokyo presents its new season: Six Continents ou Plus

Published by Laurent P. · Updated on 30 August 2021 at 17h05 · Published on 24 August 2021 at 13h23
Contemporary art fans are expected from November 26, 2021 to March 20, 2022 to discover Palais de Tokyo’s latest season called Six Continents ou Plus – or Six Continents and More.

Contemporary art is back to the Palais de Tokyo! After an eventful year, the museum proposes a brand-new art season called Six Continents ou plus – or Six Continents or More – running from November 26, 2021 to March 20, 2022. A series of events focusing on the main one, Ubuntu, a lucid dream, coming from the Bantu languages uniting “notions of humanity, collectiveness and hospitality”. The five exhibitions aim at shining a light on artists “opening borders and giving power to ideas, shapes, cultures more traveling than enrooted”.

 On the menu of Palais de Tokyo’s new season:

The exhibition invites visitors to occupy the Ubuntu, a “space which is still little frequented by our imaginaries and knowledge”. Untranslatable in western languages, the word, coming from South Africa’s Bantu languages unites “notions of humanity, collectiveness and hospitality and can be interpreted as: ‘I am because we are’”.

This retrospective also aims at bearing witness to these dynamics of the world filled with lucid dreams, and gathers about twenty artists, some echoing to the Ubuntu philosophy, “attempting to approach it as a resource, a space for invention, or fiction, as well as a mediation with the real world”.

Sarah Maldoror: Tricontinental Cinema” is the first retrospective exhibition dedicate to Sarah Maldoror (1929-2020). This is also the occasion to discover her cinematographic work and her play, poetry and political work as a movie director always working between fiction and documentary at the service of revolutionary and decolonial cinema, resolutely anti-racist and irreverent.

The exhibition designed as “an expanded cartography” explores the cities the artist has visited and reports the encounters she had with many intellectual, artistic and political names such as Mario Pinto de Andrade, Aimé Césaire, Marguerite Duras, Jean Genet, Chris Marker, as well as William Klein. These encounters echo to the new conversations Maldoror has had with contemporary artists such as Kapwani Kiwanga, Maya Mihindou, Chloé Quenum, and Anna Tje. This retrospective also explores the difficulties she met to get her work acknowledge, financed and diffused.

Born in Rocinha, one of Rio de Janeiro’ largest favelas, Maxwell Alexandre envisions painting as a “prophetic practice”. Through his huge political compositions, classic European painting heritage meets muralism and street painting: as many references he mixes to the jolty rhythm of hip-hop and echoing to the Brazilian news, always under pressure. An exhibition also targeting at “the contemporary art world and its markets, galleries and other “white spaces” as sites of power where racial and social struggles are reified”.

Young French artist raised in Mali, Aïda Bruyère bases her practice on picture. Coming from different sources, transformed and then multiplied and shown to the scale of a wall or a book, pictures are so far the artist’s tool of predilection to approach issues related to the body and constructions in the social space. Bruyère pursues her work at the Palais de Tokyo with an installation inspired by a Bamako’s night club.

To celebrate Lasco Project’s 10th anniversary, the Palais de Tokyo invites Jay Ramier, an artist considered as one of France’s hip-hop pioneers, a Creole-inspired and post-colonial movement.

And on the occasion of the Australia Now 2021 season:

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Dates and Opening Time
From 26 November 2021 to 20 March 2022



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    75116 Paris 16

    Métro ligne 9 station "Iéna" ou Alma-Marceau"

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