Reclaim the earth! A genuine cry for rallying inspired by the first collection of eco-feminist texts, Reclaim the Earth: Women Speak Out for Life on Earth… A realization also applying to the Palais de Tokyo as it devotes its new season to ecofeminist and social art from April 15 to September 4, 2022.
This is an assessment especially made by the collective exhibition scientific advisor: “Bringing ecology, feminism, socialism and indigenous politics together means giving up the eurocentric lens for a genuinely global one” Ariel Salleh explains in her book Ecofeminism as Politics: Nature, Marx and the Postmodern, an idea transposed here for this exhibition.
Therefore, the season follows “artists who seek to develop new connections with nature, the living world and the environment”. The idea? Thinking the world “beyond nature and culture”.
In all, 14 artists from different generations and origins, proposing their works on different issues like “relationships between the body and the earth, our primordial relationship to the ground and everything it bears, the disappearance of some species, the transmission of native tales and skills, gleanings and collect, or even social justice and collective healing”.
The goal: “to become aware that we are not “before a landscape” or “on the earth”, but rather that we are part of them”. Reclaiming the earth is “engaging with, thinking through and feeling the ramifications of alternative conceptions of nature”. Scouring the earth both figuratively and literally, and transforming “buried roots into open roots, (re)shining a light on forgotten, silenced tales or inventing some”.
As for the exhibitions displayed all along the season, they are:
This exhibition takes visitors to the research of the two artists about agriculture, acting as passers of “know-how and respect given to the viticultural practice”.
Laura Henno’s own exhibition provides visitors with three video installations, as well as photographs outlining the “moving contours of people’s transitory situations living outside the society”.
This exhibition – genuine exclusive project – revolves around mushrooms and myxomycetes (one-of-a-kind monocellular bodies because of the place they have in life sciences and the ecologic and futurist imaginary). The idea: wondering about “the special relationships they suggest about links between human being, nature and the environment”. Note to continue the experience, Mimosa Echard also came up with a video game available when the time has come on this link, and you can enjoy within the exhibition by scanning a QR code on one of the works.
The Tunisian artist presents her very first own exhibition within the Palais de Tokyo, granting her the occasion to “deploy her tentacular practice emerging from drawing to include sculpture, installation and sound creation”.
After exhibiting in 2021 at the Venice Biennale, A Roof for Silence, Lebanese pavilion of the biennale created by Hala Wardé, comes to the Palais de Tokyo, echoing this new season.
Created in 2002 by Robert Milin, this work gathers amateur gardeners around the maintenance of an arable plot set against the Palais de Tokyo. The occasion to study “the collaborative process and celebrate evolution through a program of meetings, a publication and exhibition of new works by Robert Milin devoted to garden”.
The artist studies the relationship between the history of art, speculative science-fiction sayings, animist believes and power of the sublime by generating “immersive environments” showing “the realization of a change of era and status”.
Dates and Opening Time
From 15 April 2022 to 4 September 2022
Palais de Tokyo
13, avenue du président Wilson
75116 Paris 16
Métro ligne 9 station "Iéna" ou Alma-Marceau"
Tarif réduit: €6
Plein tarif: €9