A FUN PALACE
Palais de Tokyo, exhibitions 24 June - 13 September, 13, Avenue du Président Wilson, Paris 16, T + 33(0)1 81 97 35 88. www.palaisdetokyo.com
A must-do in Paris for all local and international art lovers, the Palais de Tokyo will sweep you off your feet once more thanks to a profusion of exhibitions and events. Thai artist Korakrit Arunanondchai (born in 1986) was invited to conceive for the first time in France a cinematic space, a true hybrid environment at the crossroads of projection and installation. Entitled “Painting with history in a room full of people with funny names III”, the show will mostly feature new works. Patrick Neu has been working for 30 years cut off from the world. Each one of his works leads him away from traditional techniques towards new experimentations which he carries out as long for as necessary. An unrecognized artist but an essential creator with immense talent whose work is followed by writers, art professionals and silent collectors Jesper Just (born in 1974) will present a new installation composed of several videos, music and a performance. Tianzhuo Chen (born in 1985) is conceiving a new body of work which includes a performance with artist and dancer Beio and the Parisian collective House of Drama. Mixing painting, drawing, installation, video and performance, Chen combines references to religion and elements from several urban subcultures that are common to a globalized youth. Through colourful imagery, grotesque and kitsch, impregnated with references to drugs, to the queer hip-hop wave, the rave London culture, Japanese butoh, the London rave culture, NY voguing and the fashion world, his works are undeniably related to a collapse of moral and religious values.
Patrick Neu, crystal glasses, blackened with smoke.