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PALAIS Magazine issue 19 published

Featured in issue 19
–Writings by artists: Hiroshi Sugimoto; Thomas Hirschhorn; Ed Atkins
–“New Ghost Stories,” a dossier by Georges Didi-Huberman and Arno Gisinger
–A “Little Illustrated Dictionary of the Fall” edited by Marie de Brugerolle and Gérard Wajcman
–Hiroshi Sugimoto by the art critic Minoru Shimizu
–A conversation with the artist David Douard and the cultural sociologist Stef Aupers
–The writer Jeanne Truong about the work of the artist Angelika Markul

PALAIS Magazine issue 19“Duchamp’s act of stripping away meaning from ordinary things and bestowing them with another meaning as readymades relates to what I try to do through photography. That is, what I would call honka-dori in photography is to take the uneventful commonplace as the honka “original poem” and rework it so as to create a new totality.”
–Hiroshi Sugimoto

“Honka-dori Allusions”: an essay by Hiroshi Sugimoto, the great Japanese photography master and collector, who confronts and conjugates Japanese thought and culture with Western ideas and art. “I write because I am doing art. Doing my artwork is the basis of my “Artist Writing,” and this gives me the competence to write. To write is—to me—a simple and engaging gesture”
–Thomas Hirschhorn

PALAIS is publishing a selection of writings in their original language by Thomas Hirschhorn, which attest to the necessity for the artist to define his own terms and affirm his position.

“New Ghost Stories”: Georges Didi-Huberman, philosopher and historian, and Arno Gisinger, artist, explore the historical and theoretical concerns in their common project of “an exhibition in the age of its technological reproducibility” and the question of the montage of images as specific forms of knowledge about the world.

“Little Illustrated Dictionary of the Fall”: under the editorial lead of the historian and art critic Marie de Brugerolle and of the psychoanalyst Gérard Wajcman, nine authors (artists, writers, psychoanalysts, filmmakers, etc.) have been asked to contribute to a series of variations on the figure of the fall. From the fine arts to television, while taking in the cinema and philosophy, it lists a series of figures of collapse, thus writing a history against the tide of an unstably balanced humanity.

Also in issue 19
–”Turning the Monumental Into the Immaterial”: the curators Sébastien Faucon and Agnès Violeau on the issues involved in the exhibiting of protocol, performance and relational based-works.
–Focus on four artists from the emerging scene: Alessandro Piangiamore, Vivien Roubaud, Thomas Teurlai and Tatiana Wolska.
–Special projects and visual contributions: Michaela Eichwald; Michael Riedel; the 2013–2014 residents of the Pavillon Neuflize OBC, the creation laboratory of the Palais de Tokyo.

Published three times per year by the Palais de Tokyo, PALAIS magazine offers an in-depth perspective on the exhibitions and program of the Palais de Tokyo. Each season, 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.

PALAIS magazine is bilingual English/French. It is available internationally.

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