From April 11th to May 21th, The Fondation Ricard devotes an exhibition to the Pavillon Neuflize OBC, Palais de Tokyo’s creative lab to celebrate its tenth anniversary. On this occasion, Claude Closky is invited to propose a piece as an exhibition.
« For this mission, rather then defining rules, a theme, an architecture, a spatial design, a method of installation or a privileged medium, I have sought to preserve the liberty of each of the invited artists -- and those associated -- and to highlight their action:
- that of the past residents who are invited to show their work in the context of a group exhibition with an unusually large number of participants;
- that of Ange Leccia and Christian Merlhiot who have entrusted me, for this 10th anniversary, with the task of rendering a part of the Pavillon's history;
- my own, as an actor who is retroactively associated with this history.
I would like to make this intention to be visible through the two type of relationships induced by the works presented. On one hand the relationships of the works with each other, and on the other, with the public. A special feature of this project is that the one hundred residents who stayed at the Pavillon over these last ten years do not all have a physical production as such.
To create these two networks, I am concerned that bringing together a very large number of works in the neutral space of the Ricard Foundation might end up being too normative, that the accumulation of works will result in the impoverishment of all. Moreover the concentration would not allow the public to experience each proposition individually. And for those artists who are not interested in miniaturization, superposition, or dispersion, it will be difficult to work...
Instead of a presentation in the Ricard Foundation, I have invited the participants to show a new or old work, or intervention, in the space and media of their choice, for example in the urban space, in the press, on the web, in a private flat which the public could access, on a t-shirt, with a loudspeaker, by phone, on a screen, etc. within the limits that are mainly time related, ie. the time of the exhibition. A few pieces isolated geographically, outside of Paris -- exhibited but invisible --, would also be relevant. »
With Andrea Acosta (CO), Fanny Adler (FR), Jerôme Allavena (FR), Einat Amir (IL), Meris Angioletti (IT), Ziad Antar (LB), Quentin Armand (FR), Jose Arnaud Bello (MX), Pedro Barateiro (PT), Haizea Barcenilla Garcia (SP), Liliana Basarab (RO), Charlotte Beaurepaire & Franck Gouéry (FR), Louidgi Beltrame (FR), Davide Bertocchi (IT), Patrick Bock (US), Kim Seob Boninsegni & Danaé Panchaud (KR, CH), Gaëlle Boucand (FR), Guillaume Bruère (FR), Davide Cascio (CH), Alex Cecchetti (IT), Hsia-Fei Chang (TW), Elisabeth S. Clark (UK), Isabelle Cornaro (FR), Marcelline Delbecq (FR), Detanico / Lain (BR), Sophie Dubosc (FR), Emma Dusong (FR), Andreas Fogarasi (AT), Adriana Garcia Galan (CO), Niklas Goldbach (DE), Isa Griese (DE), Alice Guareschi (IT), André Guedes (PT), Ramiro Guerreiro (PT), k.g. Guttman (CA), Morten Norbye Halvorsen (NO), Louise Hervé & Chloé Maillet (FR), Emily Joyce (US), Agnieszka Kurant (PL), Anthony Lanzenberg (FR), Adriana Lara (MX), Seulgi Lee (KR), Christelle Lheureux (FR), Jaime Lutzo (US), Marie Maillard (FR), Benoît Maire (FR), Anne-Laure Maison (FR), Benjamin Lee Martin (US), Olive Martin (BE), Ariane Michel (FR), Nicolas Milhé (FR), Wagner Morales (BR), Charlotte Moth (UK), Estelle Nabeyrat (DE), Jorge Pedro Nùñez (VE), Florence Ostende (FR), Gerald Petit (FR), Fabrice Pichat (BE), Emilie Pitoiset (FR), Noëlle Pujol (FR), Samir Ramdani & Serge Stephan (FR), Emilie Renard (FR), Julia Rometti & Victor Costales (FR, EC), Matteo Rubbi (IT), Jorge Satorre Domenech (MX), Denis Savary (CH), Charlotte Seidel (DE), Jiří Skála (CZ), Axel Straschnoy (AR), Koki Tanaka (JP), Iris Touliatou (GR), Gilles Toutevoix (FR), Adam Vackar (CZ), Stéphane Vigny (FR), Apichatpong Weerasethakul & Chaisiri Jiwarangsan (TH), _
To find the catalog published for the exhibition click HERE.