Museum ON/OFF – Group Show

Centre Pompidou, Paris, France
13 Apr 2016 - 13 Jun 2016

Museum ON/OFF – Group Show

Meschac Gaba, Bibliothèque Roulante, 2012 (détail) © Adagp, Paris 2016 Photo : Marc Domage Courtesy : L’artiste & Galerie in situ - Fabienne Leclerc, Paris

Proposed by curator Alicia Knock from the «Création Contemporaine et Prospective» department, the opening project of Galerie 0-Espace Prospectif at Center Pompidou, involves unexpected new museographical extensions and fictional annexes.

The museum becomes an Intern VIP lounge (Ahmet Ogut), a bookstore/shop (Meschac Gaba), a place not for conservation but production, reproduction (Arseny Zhilaev) and interpretation (Otobong Nkanga). The artists take over a flexible space-time incorporating temporary hangs and performances, real space and virtual space. The idea is to promote the museum as an experience, where visual installations provide the setting for constantly evolving fictions. The project involves critics (Mara Ambrozic, Camila Bechelany, Biljana Ciric, Mariana Kostandini, Elena Sorokina), artists collective (Afrikadaa, Les Gens d’Uterpan) and independent spaces (Bétasalon, Front views).

List of artists: Afrikadaa, Jonathas de Andrade, Eva Barto, Jean-Philippe Basello, Mabe Bethonico, Pauline Brun, Clément Caignart, Delphine Chapuis Schmitz, Nicolas Charbonnier, matali crasset, Endri Dani, Hélène Deléan, Meschac Gaba, les gens d’Uterpan, Oto Hudec, Sinisa Ilic, Chitti Kasemkitvatana, Taus Makhacheva, Kathryn Marshall, Rodrigo Matheus, Otobong Nkanga, Ahmet Ogut, Sasa Tkacenko, Elizabeth Price, Li Ran, Araya Rasdjarmrearnsook, Charlotte Seidel, Hu Yun, Driant Zeneli, Arseny Zhilaev


The Galerie 0-Espace Prospectif, a new area at level 4 of the Center Pompidou, is designed to foster experimentation and question the exhibition concept. It is not only a place for reflection, but also a new venue for discussing ideas, ideal for actions, performances and talks. The Galerie 0-Espace Prospectif will involve artists, designers, collectives and partners from every background, including art centres, associations, art schools and universities. With this new gallery, the Centre Pompidou offers a «situation» place for new ideas, endeavours and the latest approaches to the visual arts at the very heart of a constantly-changing museum.


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