Chiming with “L’État du ciel” [The Sky’s State], the new season of exhibitions at the Palais de Tokyo, from February to September 2014, this issue of the magazine PALAIS brings together contributions by a large number of artists, writers, critics and researchers.
Featured in issue 19: Writings by artists with an essay by Hiroshi Sugimoto, the great Japanese photography master and collector, who confronts and conjugates Japanese thought and culture with Western ideas and art. A choice of writings by Thomas Hirschhorn, published in their original language, which testify to the need for the artist to define his own terms and affirm his position. An unpublished text by the British artist Ed Atkins, in relation with one of his new pieces.
Two dossiers: “New Ghost Stories”: in texts and images, Georges Didi-Huberman, philosopher and historian, and Arno Gisinger, artist, explore the historical and theoretical concerns in their common exhibition project and the question of the montage of images as specific forms of knowledge about the world. “Little Illustrated Dictionary of the Fall”: under the editorial lead of Marie de Brugerolle and Gérard Wajcman, nine authors (artists, writers, psychoanalysts, filmmakers, etc.) have been asked to contribute to a series of variations on the figure of the fall.
232 pgs, 28.5 × 22.5 cm, Softcover, 2014, 9782847110555