Past Disquiet exhibition at the Palais de Tokyo - our photos

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Published by Laurent de Sortiraparis · Photos by Laurent de Sortiraparis · Published on February 16th, 2024 at 06:45 p.m.
The Palais de Tokyo is devoting an exhibition to artists' involvement in the anti-imperialist movement of the 1960s-1980s among oppressed peoples, entitled Passé Inquiet: Musées, Exil et Solidarité (Past Disquiet), from February 16 to June 30, 2024.

From February 16 to June 30, 2024, the Palais de Tokyo invites contemporary art lovers to immerse themselves in the captivating and engaging world of PastDisquiet : Museums, Exile and Solidarity. This documentary exhibition, initiated by researchers and curators Kristine Khouri and Rasha Salti, reveals a little-known facet of art history: the involvement of artists in the anti-imperialist movement of the 1960s-1980s. Visitors are invited on a journey through stories of artistic commitment and emblematic cases of museums in solidarity, bearing witness to the emancipation struggles of oppressed peoples, notably in Palestine, Nicaragua, Chile and South Africa.

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The exhibition is rooted in Khouri and Salti's ambitious project, begun in 2008. The central element is the 1978 " International Art Exhibition for Palestine " in Beirut, a collection planned for a future"museum in solidarity". Faced with the absence of institutional archives, the researchers explored private archives and created an oral archive by conducting some fifty interviews. These interviews, capturing the memories and reflections of those involved, significantly enrich the narrative of theexhibition.

The exhibition is thus intended to be a"mapping of transcontinental networks" of artists, activists and collectives. As visitors browse through documents collected from the four corners of the globe - from Jordan to Japan, via Egypt, France and Sweden - they will discover artistic interventions, events and traveling collections. These works not only illustrate the political commitment of these artists, but also reveal the subversive nature of their artistic practices. Past Disquiet offers a unique perspective on how art can serve as a vehicle for political and social messages, while questioning the very nature of museums and art conservation.

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A great exhibition to discover for art and history lovers, as well as anyone interested in social and political movements through the prism of art. All you have to do is visit the Palais de Tokyo!

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Dates and Opening Time
From February 16th, 2024 to June 30th, 2024

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    Location

    13, avenue du président Wilson
    75116 Paris 16

    Access
    Metro line 9 "Iéna" or "Alma-Marceau" station

    Prices
    Tarif réduit: €9
    Plein tarif: €12

    Official website
    palaisdetokyo.com

    More information
    Open from 12pm to 10pm on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, and from 12pm to midnight on Thursdays.

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