This online meander through FIAC inspired the beginnings of two imaginary exhibitions.
The first, Surréalité, a dreamlike interlude that could be deployed within a psychedelic fictional manor, such as Ramin Haerizadeh, Rokni Haerizadeh, and Hesam Rahmania’s castle of obsessions, haunted by Lois Weinberger’s Green Man, Apichatpong Weerasethakul’s ghosts, Dorothy Iannone’s ecstatic lover, Peter Saoul’s funky painter, or Jakob Lena Knebl’s polymorphic bodies. A matrix for cultivating new forms and identities, cruel, subversive or collective tales, like those of Julien Creuzet and Ulla von Brandenburg.
The other Réalité is torn off like the ephemera in Leigh Ledare’s Double Bind, in which – while awaiting the upcoming exhibition of their works at the Palais de Tokyo – the artworks of Anne Imhof, Miriam Cahn, and General idea become the vibrant seismographs of an unstable reality, of a time when even if Eliza Douglas’s All Shall Fallresonates like a lament, Jeppe Hein allows us to hope: Everything Can Change.
A graduate in art history, history, and architecture, Emma Lavigne became the president of the Palais de Tokyo in September 2019.
In 2000 to 2008 she was a curator at the Cité de la musique, where she launched a multidisciplinary programme, before joining the Musée national d’art moderne – Centre Georges-Pompidou, as a contemporary art curator (elles@centrepompidou, Dancing through Life, Pierre Huyghe, Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster). She was appointed as the director of the Centre Pompidou-Metz in 2014 (Warhol Underground, Infinite Garden, Modern Couples, The Sky as a Studio: Yves Klein and his contemporaries, Rebecca Horn – Théâtre des métamorphoses, etc.). She also curated the French pavilion at the 2015 Venice Art Biennale, with artist Céleste Boursier-Mougenot, as well as the fourteenth Biennale de Lyon (2017), Floating Worlds. From 2019 to January 2020, she invited the artist Kimsooja to the first edition of Traversées in Poitiers. For April 2021, she is preparing a carte blanche dedicated to German artist Anne Imhof.
Crédit photo : Manuel Braun