Currently at the Palais de Tokyo in Paris, France is “ANYWHERE, ANYWHERE OUT OF THE WORLD” by Philippe Parreno, one of the most original figures of the international art world. In response to its carte blanche invitation, Parreno has , has radically transformed the monumental space of the Palais de Tokyo and devised an exhibition driven by his dialogue with architecture and with the notion of the exhibition as a medium in its own right. “ANYWHERE, ANYWHERE OUT OF THE WORLD” celebrates an artist whose works, ideas, and approach exercise considerable influence and have irrefutably reshaped our idea of art.
Philippe Parreno orchestrates his exhibition at the Palais de Tokyo along the lines of a dramatic composition where the spectral presence of objects, music, lights, and films guide and manipulate the visitor’s experience, offering a journey through his works, both old and new, transforming this monologue into a polyphony. Philippe Parreno plays with symbols, words, and sounds, to alter the visitor’s perception of the space. His meticulously mastered script metamorphoses the building itself into a quasi-living, perpetually evolving organism, into an automaton.
This exhibition is on view through January 12th, 2014.