“Contemporary Art Triennial of Paris”

Closing weekend of La Triennale: Intense Proximity

Paris, 22 August 2012, Art Media Agency (AMA). The third edition of the contemporary art triennial exhibition, currently taking place at the Palais de Tokyo in Paris will close this Sunday 26 August. The closing weekend of this contemporary triennial will include a Friday night film program featuring films by Ahmed Bouanani (Les quatre sources and Mémoire 14) and Ali Essafi (Le Blues des Chikhates and Cinéma Ouarzazate), musical performances on both Friday and Saturday by Julius Eastman (a composition for four pianos: Gay Guerilla), and a Saturday film series including Chantal Akerman’s D’Est, Marie Voignier’s L’hypothèse du Mokélé-Mbembé, Ekta Mittal & Yashaswini Raghunandan’s Presence. The event will conclude with a discussion on Saturday 25 August hosted by Catherine David and artistic director Okwui Enwezor on the concept of “Intense Proximité” and the work of Wilfredo Lam...

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Parisian triennial relocates

Paris, 11 April 2012, Art Media Agency (AMA). The third edition of the Contemporary Art Triennial of Paris will take place from 20 April to 26 August 2012. Although it will take place on the Palais de Tokyo’s new premises, six Parisian art institutions ─ Bétonsalon, the Crédac, Galliera, the Instants Chavirés, the Aubervilliers Laboratories and the Louvre Museum ─ are partners and will welcome exhibitions. Formerly named The art force and until now displayed at the Grand Palais, the Contemporary Art Triennial has been completely revamped this year. Entitled “Intense Proximity”, the project was entrusted to Okwui Enwezor, an art critic from Niger. Under this concept, the demonstration opens its exploration scope by highlighting the relations between creation in France and other international artistic centres. In June 2009, Libération wrote that the Grand Palais registered 67 286 visitors in 34 days, a daily average of 1 979 while Christine Albanel, Minister for Culture and Communication of the time, had declared that the Triennial had attracted “107,000...

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