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Dorian Gaudin Rites and Aftermath

Palais de Tokyo is presenting the first solo show by Dorian Gaudin in an art centre. This artist, whose work has recently been shown at the off site exhibition organised by Palais de Tokyo alongside Manifesta 11, in Zürich, will produce an original installation : Rites and Aftermath.

Dorian Gaudin generally favours the play of correspondences between organic, psychical and material worlds. As an extension of his previous projects, machines and social rituals, visual illusion and physical presence, here set off a mechanism of sentiments whose cyclical temporality makes its dramaturgical acme ungraspable.

Based on the essential nature of the machine – an instrument communicating a motion – and in order to show how objects are capable of producing a narrative, Dorian Gaudin reminds us of how the fetishisms of objects and technology governs our relationship with the world.

Curator: Julien Fronsacq

A monographic book published by Palais de Tokyo is accompanying this show.



From 03/02/2017 to 08/05/2017

Open every day except Tuesdays, from noon until midnight

“The notion of time is present as soon as there is motion. I imagine my installations as moments. I do my utmost to provide my works with a psychological aspect. Objects reveal their temperaments thanks to them, they then work themselves into a trance. They dance for us, in a dance which is utterly their own.” Dorian Gaudin

Dorian Gaudin

Dorian Gaudin (born in 1986, lives in New York) studied first at the École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs, Paris, then at the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts, Paris, and finally at Le Fresnoy, Studio National des Arts Contemporains, in Tourcoing. Since 2012, his works have been featured in several group exhibitions, in particular at the Clearing Gallery (New York and Brussels, 2012 and 2013) and at the Balice Hertling gallery (2013). The first solo shows of his work have been held in galleries (Nathalie Karg, New York, 2016; Pact, Paris, 2016). He is represented by the gallery Dittrich & Schlechtriem Gallery (Berlin), Nathalie Karg Gallery (New York), and Galerie Pact (Paris). 

Dans l'atelier de Dorian Gaudin

This exhibition benefits from the kind support of Dittrich & Schlechtriem Galerie (Berlin), Nathalie Karg Gallery (New York), Galerie Pact (Paris); and with support of Cité internationale des arts, Paris; and with the engineering support of Les ailes du chapeau.