Centre de monument nationaux, Paris
The Centre des monuments nationaux presents A triple tour, an exhibition of works from the Pinault Collection, curated by Caroline Bourgeois. The works have been selected on the theme of imprisonment, a theme that resonates with the setting of the Conciergerie, which was once a place of detention. The scenography has been entrusted to architects Caroline Barat and Thomas Dubuisson, of design firm Agence Search.
A triple tour presents nearly 50 selected works by 23 artists in a space covering 1500 square meters. These works, most of which have never previously been exhibited, offer a range of singular points of view on this subject, which runs throughout human history.
The exhibition is thus based around two major themes: imprisonment resulting from exogenous factors (such as political and ecological crises and urban violence), and personal imprisonment as a consequence of an individual’s relationship with him or herself.
Jennifer Allora Guillermo Calzadilla Ahmed Alsoudani Bertille Bak Mohamed Bourouissa Kristian Burford Chen Zen Llyn Foulkes Mona Hatoum Damien Hirst Tatsumi Kudo Friedrich Kunath Maria Marshall Justin Matherly Julie Mehretu Boris Mikhailov Michelangelo Pistoletto Raphaëlle Ricol Sun Yuan Peng Yu Alina Szapocznikow Javier Téllez Diana Thater Jos de Gruyter Herald Thys Bill Viola.
Open: Monday, 21 October 2013
Close: Monday, 06 January 2014
Address: Conciergerie, 2 Boulevard du Palais, 75001 Paris
Web: Centre des monuments nationaux
Opening hour: Every day | 9.30am – 6pm – last admission 5pm; Late opening until 8pm on 24, 25, 26, and 27 October and on Wednesdays from 30 October to 18 December – last admission 7pm
Closing day: 25 December and 1 January
Admission: €8.50 | € 5.50
Photo credits: 1.Jennifer Allora & Guillermo Calzadilla Intermission (Halloween Iraq IV), 2010 Gravure sur bois imprimée sur lin 304,8 x 426,72 cm, © Jennifer Allora & Guillermo, Calzaddilla Courtesy Jennifer Allora & Guillermo Calzadilla et Kurimanzutto, Mexico City. Photo : Studio Michel Zabé; 2. Mona Hatoum Bourj II, 2011 Série:« Bunker » Tuyaux en acier doux 180 x 50 x 75 cm, © Mona Hatoum, Courtesy Mona Hatoum et galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin; 3.Raphaêlle Ricol Malgré la différence, 2009 Acrylique sur toile, 97 x 130 cm, © Raphaëlle Ricol, Photo :Philippe Fuzeau