Abraham Poincheval on display at the Palais de Tokyo, in Paris

 Paris  |  31 October 2016  |  AMA  |  Tweet  |  LinkedIn

During the Nuit Blanche 2016 in Paris, performance artist Abraham Poincheval stayed perched on a lookout post twenty metres above the ground. While the artist has previously made an impression with a few curious initiatives, the Palais de Tokyo will be welcoming him in its spaces for a retrospective from February 2017 onwards. In 2013, Abraham Poincheval stayed inside a bear’s skin for twelve days — at the Musée de la Chasse et de la Nature in Paris. In 2015 and this year, he has spent several weeks inside a bottle, floating up the Rhône. This retrospective exhibition, to be launched on 3 February 2017, will be an opportunity to (re)discover his original experiments through a presentation of his preparatory works, and also to (re)see the structures in which he inhabited, such as the bear-skin structure.

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