John M Armleder at the Palais de Tokyo
Swiss conceptual artist John M Armleder curates the autumn season of the Palais de Tokyo’s Carte Blanche’ series. ‘All of the Above’ is the rerun in reverse of ‘None of the Above’, an earlier exhibition curated by the artist at the Swiss Institute in New York in 2004. Each of the works was distinguished by its extremely small size, or even its immaterial nature. From None of the Above to All of the Above, invisibility gives way to photogenic qualities. As the Palais de Tokyo is undergoing major renovations throughout 2011, artists are being invited to devise an exhibition in the former auditorium. Armleder has decided to use the platform in the form of a stage and has invited around 20 artists, including Sylvie Fleury, Robert Longo, Mathieu Mercier, Jim Shaw and Xavier Veilhan, to present a work there. Whatever the nature of the works (painting, sculpture, video), placed on this stage they are subject to a frontal viewpoint and a visual superimposition making the whole effect oscillate between chaotic entanglements, groundbreaking meetings, and mixtures of genres.
Until 31 Dec. Tue-Sun, noon-9pm.
Palais de Tokyo, 13 av du Président Wilson, 16th. M° Iéna. www.palaisdetokyo.com/