20230615 - 20240107

Spatial intervention/exhibition design for groupshow 'La Morsure des Termites'. Palais De Tokyo, Paris.

Through approaches that are parasitic, telescopic, fantasmatic, frictional, contradictory or simply based on friendship, 'La Morsure des Termites' attempts to undertake a re-reading of art history through the prism of graffiti. Here graffiti is neither a subject nor an aesthetic but rather an experience, an attitude, an imaginary, an underground current of thought : an experience of illegality and broken windows, the wanderings of bodies in movement, an attraction to murky perspectives, the romanticism of a kind of vandalism which is as much a form of care as of damage, and a fascination for visible and invisible languages that confront the precarious matter of the real and which shape themselves from it even as they transform it.
with: Chaz Bojórquez, Aline Bouvy, A. One (Anthony Clark), Samuel Bosseur, Brassaï, Miriam Cahn, Sophie Calle, COCO 144, Martha Cooper, Dado (Miodrag Durić), John Divola, Miho Dohi, Douceurxtrem, Douceurtarpinxtrem, Ida Ekblad, Mathias Enard, ENERI, Caley Feeney, Futura 2000, Richard Hambleton, Thomas Hirschhorn, Jenny Holzer, Antwan Horfee, Renaud Jerez, David L. Johnson, Margaret Kilgallen, Olivier Kosta-Théfaine, Mierle Laderman Ukeles, Renée Levi, Tala Madani, Mark Manders, Ari Marcopoulos, Roberto Matta, Gordon Matta-Clark, Julia Maura, MODE 2, Tania Mouraud, NOC 167, Nestor Nomakh, PHASE 2, Alexander Raczka, RAMMELLZEE, Jay Ramier, Leomi Sadler, SAEIO, Ataru Sato, SKKI©, Robert Smithson, SNAKE 1, STAY HIGH 149, Lisa Signorini, Hito Steyerl, Hervé Télémaque, Toni, Lily van der Stokker, VALIE EXPORT, Marion Widcoq, Martin Wong, Gérard Zlotykamien.

Curated by Hugo Vitrani.
Exhibition assistant: Violette Wood.
Many thanks to Claire Pierson.

Pictures: Michiel De Cleene.

All wood was re-used from a previous intervention I did for Palais De Tokyo; see PRINCE.SSE.S DES VILLES 2019 :)