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The Fire Flies Baltimore/Paris

At Centquatre-Paris, Frédéric Nauczyciel, associate artist of the Cité internationale des arts, presents an installation resulting from his meeting with voguing. Linking Baltimore and Paris, "The Fire Flies Baltimore/Paris" combines in a single device the urban crossing of the Baltimore underground (The Fire Flies) and a series of films made in collaboration with the Ballroom scene of Paris at the Centre Pompidou (House of HMU). The installation invites everyone to enter and take part to the world of the "vogueurs".

Exhibition from March 17th to April 9th, 2017

5 rue Curial, 75019 Paris


‘’La Peau Vive’’

In response to the invitation of Chapelle Vidéo, Frédéric Nauczyciel invests the chapel of Saint-Denis Museum of Art and History and presents "La Peau Vive", an installation that invites performers and the public to seize the museum space.
Scattered in the chapel, nine screens - the ninth, central, 6 meter wide, on which the eye hangs - give body to bodies, to live skins, tattoos... The installation evokes a kind of intimate museum, the story of a body that touches the skin as you touch the surface of the city.

Opening on March 23rd, 2017, at 6 pm
Exhibition until May 29th, 2017

Saint-Denis Musée d’art et d’histoire
22 bis rue Gabriel Péri, 93200 Saint-Denis

Personal Exhibition    

The Night Illuminates The Night

Works that began in 2010 and was completed in 2016, “The Night Illuminates the Night” is a project of Rafael Y. Herman, artist in residence at the Cité internationale des arts. Relying on the Bible and other literary sources, he establishes a dialogue with the great masters of the Western tradition who have depicted the Holy Land across the centuries. Rafael Y. Herman traces back through this tradition using his own method: nocturnal photography, without electronic aids or digital manipulation, showing only what is visible to the naked eye. This intentional blindness enables the artist to gain access to a reality in a new way. The resulting unnatural hues and evanescent forms are extraordinary, seeming to emerge from a place and time where colors are not real, time is stretched and images become obscure or – perhaps dazzling.

Exhibition from January 25th to March 26th 2017

Contemporary Art Museum of Roma
Via Nizza 138, 00198, Roma



Inspired by the combination of images and texts from silent films, the Kunst Hal Aarhus Art Center (Danemark) presents a series of personal exhibitions on Instagram using an analog narration method in the digital sphere of social media. Scheduled in March, Virgile Fraisse will be presenting his latest film: SEA-ME-WE, chapter two: Of All Wired Blocks Holding a City through 27 screen shots, commented by dialogues and hashtags.

Exhibition from March 1st to 31st, 2017

Kunst Hal Aarhus


In Japan, Taro Izumi is a singular artist. He has developed a world which is expressed in installations, sculptures and videos, whose appearance processes are associated with accidents, play or perturbation.

The installations that he constructs from ludic hypotheses are a source of forms, sculptures and murals which, often thanks to their absurdity, become extraordinarily unexpected items that humorously thwart our artistic and social customs. In a context such as Japan, which is quite normative because of its culture and its social organization, the turbulence of reality, unexpected noises, paradoxical behaviors, and the performed situations that Taro Izumi presents, all create the impression of having been produced by wicked spirits that meddle with our lives and make fun of our customs.

Exhibition until May 8th 2017

Palais de Tokyo
13 avenue of Wilson President, 75116 Paris


Rites and Aftermath

Dorian Gaudin, whose work has recently been shown at the offsite exhibition organized by the Palais de Tokyo alongside Manifesta 11, in Zürich, will produce an original installation: Rites and Aftermath.

Dorian Gaudin generally favors the play of correspondences between organic, psychical and material worlds. As an extension of his previous projects, machines and social rituals, visual illusion and physical presence, here set off a mechanism of sentiments whose cyclical temporality makes its dramaturgical acme ungraspable.

Based on the essential nature of the machine – an instrument communicating a motion – and in order to show how objects are capable of producing a narrative, Dorian Gaudin reminds us of how the fetishisms of objects and technology governs our relationship with the world.

Exhibition until May 8th 2017

Palais de Tokyo
13 avenue of Wilson President, 75116 Paris


Dangerous on-the-way

Mel O’Callaghan – whose work could be discovered during the Nuit Blanche 2016 and at the Palais de Tokyo during the festival DO DISTURB 2, in April 2016, is here continuing her reflections about ritual as a form of expression of the human condition, and the processes of self-transformation which emerge from the tireless repetition of the same actions.

For her solo show, she went to North East Borneo to attend the traditional harvesting of birds’ nests, a particularly dangerous ritual, performed twice a year by the Orang Sungai people, at a height of over 120 meters – going up to the summit of Simud Putih, or the “white cave” of Gomantong. Combining sculpture, performance and video, Dangerous on-the-way focuses more specifically on the ecstasies this ritual induces, that physical and mental state described in Greek philosophy as being “outside oneself”.

Exhibition until May 8th 2017

Palais de Tokyo
13 avenue of Wilson President, 75116 Paris



Photographer whose work fits both in the field of visual arts and media, Samuel Gratacap is interested in the phenomena of migration and the transit areas generated by contemporary conflicts. His projects are the result of long periods of immersion - a time necessary to understand the complexity of situations and to restore, beyond numbers, maps and geopolitical data, what is the heart of it: trajectories and personal experiences.

Exhibition until May 14th 2017

MUDAM Luxembourg
3 Park Draï Eechelen, L-1499 Luxembourg-Kirchberg


‘’Les riens font des mondes’’

Monographic exhibition of Fabien Léaustic, "Les riens font des mondes" evokes the random forms and the chance events that organize nature, make up the universe and arouse exaltation. Using the scientific method, he tries to reproduce the phenomenon of chance, almost elusive. The works he invented disrupt our vision of matter. The doubt that Fabien Léaustic sets in place passes by the appropriation of events a priori ordinary that he comes to sublimate; He becomes the reveller of those little things that make worlds and transform us.

Opening on Friday, March 24th, 2017at 6pm
Exhibition until May 27th, 2017

Le 87 / Art Exprim
87/89 rue Marcadet, 75018 Paris

Collective Exhibition    

‘’Mutations-Créations / Imprimer le monde’’

From the design object to the architectural prototype, from the production workshop to the innovative laboratory projects, this exhibition brings together a young generation of artists, designers and architects who have taken 3D printing as a critical tool for experimentation. Imprimer le monde sheds light on the mutations of shapes within a "digital materiality" where a new typology of objects has appeared and whose 3D impression is the common denominator. Discover the contribution of Louise Akili to the soundtrack of Olga Neuwirth's sound work.

Exhibition from March 15th to June 19th, 2017

Centre Pompidou
Place Georges Pompidou, 75004 Paris

“La Règle du Jeu”

Cinematographic masterpiece whose scenario has become a classic, La Règle du Jeu enters the Repertoire of the Comédie-Française in a staging of the Brazilian Christiane Jatahy. Combining dramaturgical coherence and formal vivacity, it is from Jean Renoir – who was inspired by the Caprices de Marianne of Musset and the Mariage de Figaro by Beaumarchais - she created this theatrical version, breaking the boundaries between disciplines to sublimate the codes. In partnership with the Cité internationale des arts, the Comédie-Française was able to welcome in Paris the artistic team of Christiane Jatahy, including Paulo Camacho (director of photography, cameraman), Marcelo Lipiani (stage designer) and Julio Parente (video system manager).

Performances until June 15th, 2017

Comédie Française
Colette square, 75001 Paris


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