Théâtre du monde


Installation, painting, photography, sculpture

Théâtre du monde

Past: October 19, 2013 → January 19, 2014

Maison rouge 20 grid Théâtre du monde — La maison rouge Métamorphosée, la maison rouge signe une dixième exposition de collections particulières d’une richesse absolue. Une mise en regard... 3 - Bravo Critique Detail panorama grid Panorama 12/13 De la maison rouge au Palais de Tokyo en passant par le centre Pompidou, la rédaction pose un regard sans concession sur les expositions franciliennes du mois de décembre.

For its tenth showing of a private collection, la maison rouge invites David Walsh, founder of the Museum of Old and New Art (MONA) in Tasmania and the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG). Curator Jean-Hubert Martin has delved into David Walsh’s own collection, as well as that of the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG), to show together apparently “heterogeneous” objects and question museal conventions.

Titled Theatre of the World in reference to Giulio Camillo’s Theatre of Memory for François I, the exhibition sets out to suggest alternatives to the prevailing historical discourse. It transforms the viewer into an instrument for actively investigating and understanding the world.

Theatre of the World shows non-Western works (with a gallery reserved for an outstanding collection of Pacific barkcloths) cabinet of curiosities pieces, antiquities, ancient art and works by contemporary artists including Marina Abramovic, Berlinde de Bruyckere, Jake & Dinos Chapman, Wim Delvoye, Emily, Damien Hirst, Zilvinas Kempinas, Iannis Kounellis, Juul Kraijer, Sidney Nolan, Claude Rutault, Markus Schinwald, Jason Shulman, Felice Varini, Sandra Vásquez de la Horra, Erwin Wurm and Ah Xian.

The exhibition strikes relations, whether corresponding or contrasting, between the form or meaning of these works of different origins. Unexpected resemblances are brought to light through themes such as eyes, body, double or war. An entire gallery is given over to an outstanding collection of Polynesian and Melanesian tapa cloths from the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery collection.

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10, bd. de la Bastille

75012 Paris

T. 01 40 01 08 81 — F. 01 40 01 08 83

Quai de la Rapée

Opening hours

Wednesday – Sunday, 11 AM – 7 PM
Late night on Thursday until 9 PM

Admission fee

Full rate €9.00 — Concessions €6.00

Accès gratuit sous conditions

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The artists

  • Erwin Wurm
  • Claude Rutault
  • Wim Delvoye
  • Berlinde de Bruyckere
  • Damien Hirst
  • Jake & Dinos Chapman
  • Sandra Vasquez de la Horra
  • Felice Varini
  • Marina Abramovic
  • Žilvinas Kempinas
And 5 others…

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