(Laith Al-Amiri, Valentin Carron
, Charlotte Posenenske, Serge Spitzer, Raphaël Zarka) / John Brinskerhoff Jackson / Daniel Pinson / Raphaël Zarka & DeValence / Benjamin Lafore & Sébastien Martinez Barat / exhibition guide and a selection of books, music, movies, games and events around Pergola
1916: Le Corbusier
builds a “Villa Turque” (Turkish Villa), the Villa Schwob, flanked by a pergola, in La Chaux-de-Fonds (Switzerland). Some years later, he publishes photos of it in L'Esprit Nouveau
. On the ground, in front of the villa, a white smear betrays retouching: the pergola has disappeared. Less than a century later, the Iraqi journalist Muntazer Al-Zaidi throws his shoes at George W. Bush's head.
Poltergeists are on the agenda at Pergola
. Against the background of a haunted modernity, silhouettes of erased lives demand restitution: Swiss tavern lanterns cast a gloom over the museum space, the ventilation shafts bring back good memories of monumental architecture, the melancholy of the Renaissance seeps into this no man's land, pneumatic dispatch breaches communication... In the public spaces, the forsaken demand equal treatment in the art works by Charlotte Posenenske. This new issue of Palais /
is the opportunity to discover the works of this important German artist, alongside the art objects of Valentin Carron
, Raphael Zarka, Serge Spitzer, and the large shoe of the Iraqi Laith Al-Amiri.
With a text by artist Raphaël Zarka looking at the relationship between the skateboard and public space, des portfolios (Valentin Carron
, Charlotte Posenenske), an interview with Iraqi artist Laith Al-Amiri, an article by John Brinckerhoff Jackson on how the style of domestic housing and the conception of the work have developed parallely, a contribution from the editorial team of the journal Face b, an article by the architect and sociologist Daniel Pinson sur la notion d'usage / on the notion of use, as well as a complete exhibition guide.
Published twice a year, Palais
magazine offers an in-depth perspective on the exhibitions and program of the Palais de Tokyo
allows people to see contemporary art in a topical way, as often as possible from the point of view of the artists themselves. Each issue of the magazine includes dossiers, interviews, essays, special projects and inserts, all contributed by artists, art critics, historians or theorists, making Palais
magazine an essential tool for apprehending contemporary art.