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Centre Pompidou 40

PERFORMANCE !

THE COLLECTIONS
OF THE CENTRE POMPIDOU, 1967-2017

EXHIBITION
06 OCT 2017
14 JAN 2018

Tripostal, lille (F)

PERFORMANCE !

THE COLLECTIONS OF THE CENTRE POMPIDOU, 1967-2017

In 2017, the Centre Pompidou is celebrating its 40th anniversary throughout France. To share this celebration with the broadest possible public, it has devised a unique programme of exhibitions, exceptional loans, events and happenings spanning the entire year.

Performance! shakes up exhibition practices. The project stages a singular story, playing on the fleeting instant and the possibility of repeating it through images or re-enactment. It will draw on all the artistic domains that converge in performance pieces: dance and choreography, music and sound art practices, the language of movement constructed by all the possibilities of the body, and the open devices of participatory or immersive installations, placing the viewer’s experience at the heart of the work.

Performance: the word resonates beyond the artistic field. Originating in the performing arts (in the Anglo-Saxon tradition), and sports culture, the term now permeates post-industrial societies, in which “indicators” evaluate every sector of human activity. It is also implicit in social media practices, in which relationships are formed and invented by and through representations of the self. The historian Stephen Greenblatt has called attention to a very sophisticated culture of self-fashioning since the Renaissance, that is to say the conscious construction of an image of the social self. Today this involves a wide scope of behaviour that is elaborated daily in the prism of technology.

The art of the twentieth century has taken hold of the idea of performance to reformulate its terms and turn it into a critical practice: responding to the acceleration of time while proposing alternative strategies overturning and subverting the principle of productivity. The intensification of these forms of art in the twenty-first century even more pressingly raises the question of experience. It renews this critical vitalism, reinvents the here and now, giving fresh relevance to the question raised by Spinoza: “what can a body do?”.

In the expansive spaces of the Tripostal and the Gare Saint Sauveur, the exhibition will bring together masterpieces, rare works and new creations, prompting new dialogues and multiple lines of convergence. Large video installations will frame the whole, within which live performances will take place. At the Tripostal, the visit will be organised around three focal points: Movement on movement, Staged gestures, and Listening objects. A programme of performances will act as a counterpoint. Additionally, there will be the famous Tripostal nights, the In Plain Site show presented by Lille Opera, the Tripostal canteen and gift shop.

Au Tripostal, le parcours se développe autour de trois axes : Mouvement sur mouvement, Scènes de gestes et Objets d’écoute. Un programme de performances viendra en contrepoint.

Curators:


Bernard Blistène, Directeur du Musée national d’art
 moderne-Centre de création industrielle.


Marcella Lista, Conservatrice du Musée national d’art
moderne-Centre de création industrielle

THE ARTISTS

  • VITO ACCONCI
  • SAÂDANE AFIF
  • DOUG AITKEN
  • FRANCIS ALŸS
  • ÉLEANOR ANTIN
  • JÉRÔME BEL
  • ANGELA BULLOCH
  • PIA CAMIL
  • CLAUDE CLOSKY
  • DANICA DAKIĆ
  • GUY DE COINTET
  • BRICE DELLSPERGER
  • RINEKE DIJKSTRA
  • STAN DOUGLAS
  • HANS-PETER FELDMANN
  • ROBERT FILLIOU
  • KIT FITZGERALD
  • AURÉLIEN FROMENT
  • DAN GRAHAM
  • RENÉE GREEN
  • PIERRE HUYGHE
  • RYOJI IKEDA
  • JOAN JONAS
  • MIKE KELLEY
  • HASSAN KHAN
  • XAVIER LE ROY & SCARLET YU
  • BABETTE MANGOLTE & TRISHA BROWN
  • CHRISTIAN MARCLAY
  • AERNOUT MIK
  • BRUCE NAUMAN
  • CLAES OLDENBURG
  • DENNIS OPPENHEIM
  • ANTHONY RAMOS
  • LILI REYNAUD DEWAR
  • LA RIBOT
  • JOHN SANBORN
  • SARKIS
  • GILLES TOUYARD
  • PETER WELZ & WILLIAM FORSYTHE
  • FRANZ WEST