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Sign of change

How can we approach the unknown in 2017 ?

Contemporary Art | Nothing endures but change, Heraclitus (540 BC - 475 BC). In a perpetually changing world, the future emerges from constructs that are still invisible. How can we see through the unknown?
Here is a list of the 2017’s events that will awake your visionary spirit.

Amal Kenawy Non stop conversation, 2007 Padded satin covers, installation and performance Installation View  Commissioned and Produced by Sharjah Biennial 8 © Image courtesy of Sharjah Art Foundation.  Photo by Alfredo RubioDR
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Amal Kenawy Non stop conversation, 2007 Padded satin covers, installation and performance Installation View Commissioned and Produced by Sharjah Biennial 8
© Image courtesy of Sharjah Art Foundation. Photo by Alfredo RubioDR

Exhibitions that sharpen our prospective view

- At the MoMa New York, Insecurities  : Tracing Displacement and Shelter, curators  : Sean Anderson and Arièle Dionne-Krosnick.

- At the Palais de Tokyo in Paris, All Watched Over by Machines of Loving Grace, curator  : Yoann Gourmelet.

- At the Palais de Tokyo in Paris, Abraham Poincheval, curator  : Adélaïde Blanc.

- At the Grand Palais in Paris, Jardins, curator  : Laurent Le Bon.

- At the Centre Pompidou in Metz, Jardin infini. De Monet à Pierre Huyghe, curators : Emma Lavigne and Hélène Meisel.

- At the Galleria Nazionale in Rome, Time is Out of Joint curator  : Cristiana Collu.

- At the Tate Modern in London, Hyundai commission, Philippe Parreno  : Anywhen, curator  : Andrea Lissoni.

- At the Louis Vuitton Foundation in Paris, Art/Afrique, le nouvel atelier, curator  : Suzanne Pagé.

- At the IAC Villeurbanne, Ann-Veronica Janssens, curator  : Nathalie Ergino.

- At the SFMOMA San Francisco, Tomas Saraceno, Stillness in Motion — Cloud Cities.

Fairs and biennals to look into the future

Art Paris Art Fair explores the diversity of the African artistic scene. Curator : Marie-Ann Yemsi.

The Sao Paulo Biennal, with Incerteza Viva, highlights the importance of unlearning, opens the door to improvisation and plays with uncertainty. International curators : Jochen Volz, Gabi Ngcobo, Júlia Rebouças, Lars Bang Larsen, Sofía Olascoaga.
The Sharjah Biennal presents Tamawuj for its 13th edition, which along with the central exhibition in Sharjah, includes for the first time events in Dakar, Istanbul, Ramallah and Beyrouth. The biennial refers to four vital issues : water, earth, crops and culinary. Curator : Christine Tome.
Documenta14, with South as a State of Mind, will be held in Athens (April) then in Kassel (June), exploring issues such as survival, marks left behind and the need to migrate. Artistic director : Adam Szymczyk.
The Venice Biennale’s international exhibition, Viva Arte Viva, reshuffles time and generations, letting the artists speak for themselves. Curator : Christine Macel.

The Lyon Biennal presents Moderne. Curator : Emma Lavigne.

And finally…

Follow the 2017 Cycle of the Laboratoire Espace Cerveau (organized by the IAC Villeurbanne) in the launching of the programme ‘Towards a cosmomorphic world’, initiated by Nathalie Ergino and Ann Veronica Janssens.

The Observatoire de l’art contemporain’ thanks warmly your support
and wishes you an enlightened year !

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Publié le 03/01/2017
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Amal Kenawy Non stop conversation, 2007 Padded satin covers, installation and performance Installation View  Commissioned and Produced by Sharjah Biennial 8 © Image courtesy of Sharjah Art Foundation.  Photo by Alfredo RubioDR Insecurities: Tracing Displacement and Shelter | MoMA © MOMA Abraham Poincheval, Ours, 2014. Vue de l’exposition «(Dans la peau de) l’ours», Musée de la Chasse et de la Nature (Paris). © Semiose galerie (Paris). Photo : Sophie Lloyd. Grand Palais, expostion Jardins, Limon imperialis entre 1775 et 1793 Italie, Florence © Museum of National History - University of Florence / Photo Saulo Bambi Exposition Jardin Infini,Ernesto NETO, Flower Crystal Power, 2014 © Centre Pompidou -Metz Tetsumi Kudo, Grafted Garden / Pollution-cultivation-nouvelle écologie, 1970-1971 © Centre Pompidou Metz Antonio Canova, Ercole e Lica © Galleria Nazionale Hyunday commission: Philippe Parreno: Anywhen © Tate Modern Ann Veronica Janssens, Pink Glitter, 2016 / Vue de l’exposition à la Galleria Alfonso Artiaco, Naples © © Luciano Romano Tomás Saraceno, Cloud Cities Thermodynamics of Self-Assembly/005, 2015; SFMOMA © Tomás Saraceno; photo: courtesy the artist and Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York.

Amal Kenawy Non stop conversation, 2007 Padded satin covers, installation and performance Installation View Commissioned and Produced by Sharjah Biennial 8
© Image courtesy of Sharjah Art Foundation. Photo by Alfredo RubioDR

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