Hospitalités — 31 lieux d’art contemporain

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Hospitalités
31 lieux d’art contemporain

Past: May 25 → July 6, 2013

Hospitalités, an innovative contemporary art biennial event.

Hospitalités, a major artistic biennial event, organised by the Tram contemporary art network, brings together 31 different venues across Paris and the Île-de-France region (museums, art centres, schools, artists’ collectives, foundation and FRAC- regional contemporary art funds).

For its fourth edition, Hospitalités will focus on issues relating to territory, travel and transportation. It will draw a new map of the Ile-de-France region by creating a cluster of 7 archipelagos, each made up of four to five different venues, and will highlight the metropolitan dimension of the territory. The archipelagos will bring to the fore the distinctive characteristics of the provisional territories and will propose a specific artistic and cultural programme for a day or over a weekend, while putting into action the principle of hospitality.

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Performance de Dector & Dupuy, gare du Nord avant le trajet en direction de l’abbaye de Maubuisson, dimanche 2 juin © Aurélie Cenno

An important characteristic and an integral part of the 2013 edition will be the intervention of the “Narrators” (artists, writers, storytellers …) who will accompany the visitors during each crossing, from island to island, as if a voice over and will create events and narratives that draw on the shared experiences of spaces that have just been discovered — public paths, exhibition venues, performances…

The narrators who will intervene are: Lætitia Paviani, Anne Steffens and Matthieu Botrel Dector & Dupuy, Gil Yefman, Olivier Nottellet, Mathieu Godefroy, Kenneth Goldsmith and Mathieu Copeland, Dominique Gilliot, Céline Ahond, Lætitia Badaut Haussmann and Laurent Isnard, Fabrice Reymond and Thierry Payet, Antoine Dufeu, Patrick Corillon. 

The topography, the journey, its duration and the different modes of transport, will all be key constituents of the project. A variety of routes and transport methods (bicycle tracks, historical avenues, riverside paths, metro, tram, on foot …) will be used and the public will take ownership of these in crossing from island to island to visit an exhibition, meet with an artist, see a performance or walk in the landscape to reach the different venues.

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Marche en forêt de Vélizy-Villacoublay à Versailles en direction de La Maréchalerie, centre d’art contemporain de l’énsa-v. Performance de Michel Dector © Tram

Aude Cartier and Eric Degoutte, co-presidents of Tram, comment:

“For seven weeks, the Ile-de-France region will become an archipelago, made up of a number of contemporary art islands but no island will be an island unto itself. The provisional map will redefine the territory emphasizing the closeness and proximity of the venues, whereas in every-day life the distances may seem far and the journeys complicated.”

Hospitalités, which is jointly curated by all the venues in the Tram network, supplements the programming of each venue, and showcases the vitality of artistic creation in the Ile-de-France region.

Tram, which is in its 30th year, has 31 members. They are brought together by their commitment to producing and propagating contemporary art and increasing its relevance to diverse audiences in Ile-de-France.

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Visite de l’exposition de Vincent Mauger « des abscisses désordonnées » à Micro Onde, centre d’art de l’Onde. Introduction par Laureline Deloingce, assistante de la directrice © Tram

The Tram contemporary art Network is supported by the Ministry of Culture and Communication, the Cultural Affairs Department of the Ile-de-France Region, the Regional Council of Ile-de-France and the City of Paris.

Archipel 04 — Saturday, June 15th & Sunday, June 16

Double double

Narrator : Dominique Gilliot

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The program for this weekend:

This event takes place in 4 venues
77 Seine-et-Marne

Venues

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