Tino Sehgal - Carte blanche,    Palais de Tokyo

Tino Sehgal – Carte blanche, Palais de Tokyo

Tino Sehgal
Curator: Rebecca Lamarche-Vadel
Carte blanche,  Palais de Tokyo

Palais de Tokyo presents an exhibition conceived by Tino Sehgal (born in Great Britain in 1976, lives in Berlin). The second of a series of “carte blanche” shows – interventions by artists covering the entirety of the 13, 000m² exhibition space of Palais de Tokyo – begun by Philippe Parreno in 2013. For this show, whose main materials is human, in a metamorphosed Palais de Tokyo, Tino Sehgal is presenting his works alongside pieces by other artists he has chosen to invite: Daniel Buren, James Coleman, Félix González-Torres, Pierre Huyghe, Isabel Lewis and Philippe Parreno.

The exhibition, Tino Sehgal’s most extensive to date, brings together a selection of his major works, shaped around the labyrinthine architecture of Palais de Tokyo. The works merge and interact with each other, in ways the artist began to experiment with at Berlin’s Martin Gropius Bau in 2015, and earlier this year in Marrakech 2016, thus creating a new level of complexity for his projects.
Tino Sehgal challenges conventional museum exhibition precepts by placing a central focus on social interaction, rather than the inanimate object. His artworks are brought into existence through human capacities such as dance, speech and song, and are present during the entire opening hours of the show (from 12 October to 18 December). Often involving the visitors, each work has its own specific emotional and aesthetic nature.
Tino Sehgal

Tino Sehgal

La Passione secondo Carol Rama

a cura di Teresa Grandas e Paul B. Preciado
Fino al 5 febbraio 2017

GAM – Galleria Civica d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea di Torino presenta la grande retrospettiva internazionale dedicata a Carol Rama (Torino, 1918-2015) ideata dal Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona (MACBA) e dal Muse?e d’Art moderne de la Ville de Paris (MAMVP), organizzata dal MACBA e co-prodotta con PARIS MUSE?ES / MAMVP, EMMA – Espoo Museum of Modern Art, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublino (IMMA) e GAM – Galleria Civica d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Torino.
I “vantaggi di essere una donna artista”, secondo il gruppo artistico femminista Guerrilla Girls, consistono nel “sapere che la tua carriera potrebbe esplodere quando hai ottant’anni. Essere sicura che qualsiasi tipo di arte tu faccia sara? definita ‘femminile’”.
Queste predizioni si sono compiute nel caso di Carol Rama. Ignorata a lungo dalla storia dell’arte ufficiale per la sfida da lei lanciata e per la rappresentazione dissidente della sessualita? femminile, la sua opera fu riconosciuta a livello internazionale solo nel 2003, quando ricevette il Leone d’Oro della Biennale di Venezia. Carol Rama e? un’artista indispensabile per comprendere i mutamenti della rappresentazione pittorica nel XX secolo, e il lavoro di artiste quali Cindy Sherman, Kara Walker, Sue Williams, Kiki Smith o Elly Strik.

Carol Rama,   Bricolage 1967 Glass eyes,   Chinese ink and gouache on paper 43,  5 x 54,  5 cm Private collection,   Torino Photo: Tommaso Mattina

Carol Rama, Bricolage 1967 Glass eyes, Chinese ink and gouache on paper 43, 5 x 54, 5 cm Private collection, Torino Photo: Tommaso Mattina

Carol Rama,   Carol Rama nel suo studio.  Photo Roberto Goffi © Archivio Carol Rama

Carol Rama, Carol Rama nel suo studio. Photo Roberto Goffi © Archivio Carol Rama

Carol Rama,   Bricolage 1967 Cut paper,   Chinese ink,   watercolour and adhesive on paper 34,  5 x 42 cm Private collection,   Italy Photo: Gasull Fotografia

Carol Rama, Bricolage 1967 Cut paper, Chinese ink, watercolour and adhesive on paper 34, 5 x 42 cm Private collection, Italy Photo: Gasull Fotografia