Catalog published to accompany the exhibition “This & There” at the Fondation d'Entreprise Ricard and beyond, celebrating the tenth anniversary of the Pavillon Neuflize OBC, the Palais de Tokyo's research lab. A project curated by and a book edited by Claude Closky
“I was invited to create an exhibition on the occasion of the Pavillon's tenth anniversary by its creators and leaders, Ange Leccia and Christian Merlhiot, as well as by Collette Barbier and the Fondation d'Entreprise Ricard, who hosts the exhibition. Along with the exhibition at the Foundation space, I have proposed to the participants to show a work, to make an intervention, in the space and media of their choosing, such that this space would become an integral part of their work. The intent is to create situations that at the same time question and prompt connections between the works and the space they occupy. Concretely, these works will the visible in public spaces (museums, streets, subway stops), private spaces (stores, cafes, homes), and virtual spaces (websites, blogs).
The publication is released on May 21, 2012, the last day of the exhibition. It presents each piece and the manifestation principle in a very simple way, by using the binary structure of the book: on one side of the page, a photograph of the space taken before the intervention; on the other side a photograph taken afterwards. As part of the ‘bigger picture,' photographs of the contexts in which the works are presented are full page, edge-to-edge, bleed-out reproductions. As a point of view within this context, visual documentation of the works presented are reproduced in smaller format, framed by the white margins of the page.
photographs with their captions are reproduced. There are no texts to summarize the projects. To maintain a visual consistency, indispensable to understanding the diversity of the pieces involved in the exhibition, I have sought to take the photographs myself. In a sense, these images are my introductions as a curator to the works in the show.” —Claude Closky
The Pavillon Neuflize OBC, the art research lab at Palais de Tokyo initiated in 2001 by the artist Ange Leccia
who has continued to direct it ever since, runs an annual international competition for its residency program and every year plays host to 10 emerging artists and curators. The Pavillon provides a space for exchange between artists, fostering a reflection on the practices and implications of art in the contemporary moment. It is also a site where practice becomes immediately inscribed in the field of art. The Pavillon encourages a collaborative form of inquiry and the development of productive working relationships between the various artists in residence, without jeopardizing their individual project's integrity.
Published on the occasion of the eponymous exhibition at Fondation d'entreprise Ricard, Paris, from May to April 2012.
With Andrea Acosta, Fanny Adler, Jérôme Allavena, Einat Amir, Meris Angioletti
, Ziad Antar
, Quentin Armand, José Arnaud Bello, Pedro Barateiro
, Haizea Barcenilla Garcia, Liliana Basarab, Charlotte Beaurepaire & Franck Gouéry, Louidgi Beltrame, Davide Bertocchi, Patrick Bock, Kim Seob Boninsegni
& Danaé Panchaud, Gaëlle Boucand, Guillaume Bruère, Davide Cascio, Alex Cecchetti
, Hsia-Fei Chang, Elisabeth S. Clark, Isabelle Cornaro
, Marcelline Delbecq
, Angela Detanico & Rafael Lain, Sophie Dubosc
, Emma Dusong
, Andreas Fogarasi
, Adriana García Galán, Niklas Goldbach, Isa Griese, Alice Guareschi, André Guedes
, Ramiro Guerreiro, k.g. Guttman, Morten Norbye Halvorsen, Louise Hervé & Chloé Maillet
, Emily Joyce, Agnieszka Kurant, Anthony Lanzenberg, Adriana Lara, Seulgi Lee, Christelle Lheureux, Jaime Lutzo, Marie Maillard, Benoît Maire
, Anne-Laure Maison, Olive Martin, Benjamin Lee Martin, Ariane Michel, Nicolas Milhé
, Wagner Morales, Charlotte Moth
, Estelle Nabeyrat, Jorge Pedro Nùñez, Gerald Petit
, Fabrice Pichat, Emilie Pitoiset
, Noëlle Pujol, Samir Ramdani & Serge Stephan, Émilie Renard, Julia Rometti & Victor Costales
, Matteo Rubbi, Jorge Satorre Domenech
, Denis Savary
, Charlotte Seidel, Jiří Skála
, Axel Straschnoy, Koki Tanaka
, Iris Touliatou, Gilles Toutevoix, Adam Vackar, Stéphane Vigny
, Apichatpong Weerasethakul
& Chaisiri Jiwarangsa.
Born 1963, Claude Closky lives in Paris. He works with different medias (video, photography, internet, painting...).
His work was presented at the Bass Museum, Miami (2005), the Busan MoMA, Busan (2005), the CCA, Glasgow (1996), the Centre Pompidou, Paris (2006), the GEM, The Hague (2005), Location One, New York (2003), the Ludwig Museum, Köln (2005), at the Madre, Napoli (2007), the Migros Museum
, Zürich (2002), the Miro Foundation, Barcelona (2004), the Moderna Galerija, Ljubljana (2000), the Musée d'art moderne Grand-Duc Jean, Luxembourg (2006), the Museum of Contemporary Art, Herzliya (1997), Oca, Sao Paulo (2001), the Tate Liverpool (2003), the Walter Phillips Gallery, Banff (2006), etc.
He has participated to the Biennial in Lyon (1995), Rotterdam (photo 2003), Sharjah (2005), Sydney (1996), Taïwan (2000), Valence (2001), Venise (2001), etc.