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THE INSTITUT FRANÇAIS IS FOSTERING cross-DISCUSSIONS AT THE PALAIS DE TOKYO

Three evenings of encounters at the Palais de Tokyo in Paris between philosophers, artists, filmmakers and writers, have been part of the carte blanche given to Tino Sehgal on November 3, 14 and 15, 2016.
From October 12 up until December 18, the Palais de Tokyo has been lending its space to artist Tino Sehgal for a carte blanche, where all that is human makes up the very material for an esthetic experience, with dance, works, songs welcoming visitors, shared with 350 participants from different ‘‘built-up situations’’ imagined by the artist, all together representing a perpetual transformation whereby visual arts, choreography as well as philosophical and political questioning cross paths.
 
Tino Sehgal’s approach involves both thought and emotion, in space that today brings together art forms and discussions, questions raised by artistic exploration, often meeting up with literature, human sciences and philosophy. This is why Tino Sehgal, at the Institut français and Palais de Tokyo, calls on, for the time of the exhibit, a series of conversations, where it will not be a question of commenting on a work but on exploring the its reflection in other areas, with different researchers and creators. What relation can be found between what these works say to the viewer and the new role that objects play in our daily environment? Why call on the visitor in situations that seize the here and now, at a time where that which is virtual seems to double our presence? What light does Tino Sehgal shed on what we today call ‘‘experience’’?
 
These are some of the questions that great voices from the world of creation and French and international thought has bring up and roll out, for three evenings (7:30 pm to 10:30 pm), coordinated by philosopher Mathieu Potte-Bonneville (Institut français) and curator Rebecca Lamarche-Vadel (Palais de Tokyo). 
 
> Thursday, November 3: ‘‘Objets : un état des choses’’ (Objects, the state of things)
 
> Monday, November 14: ‘‘Présence : un état des lieux’’ (Presence, an inventory)
 
> Thursday, December 15: ‘‘Expérience : un état d'esprit’’ (Experience, a frame of mind)
Pictures
  •   Philippe Parreno, Annlee de Tino Sehgal, dessiné au Palais de Tokyo, 2013. Crayon sur papier