Closing Nicolás Paris — Room for us Closing Finishes today: September 28 → December 8 For his residency in Paris, Nicolás Paris transforms Kadist Art Foundation into a temporary school or a place for learning and exchange. Inspired by the so-called “Garage Universities” in Latin America, the workshops bring together a wide range of participants across many disciplines and seek to redefine the functions traditionally fulfilled by an art institution.
Archives Padmini Chettur, Prajakta Potnis, Zamthingla Ruivah — L’exigence de la saudade Past: May 18 → July 28 Padmini Chettur, Prajakta Potnis and Zamthingla Ruivah create a complex backdrop of the Indian subcontinent, too culturally conjoined with everything else, for any sense of nation to arise. In this word “saudade”, as in the name “Bombay” (bom baía), is heard the persistence of a Portuguese past.
Archives The Training — (L’Entraînement) Past: February 2 → April 14 It’s within an economy of means that Zhou Tao trains his eye to roam landscapes, isolating each element in order to engage with a life history. It will take chance and precision to detect another possible order, engendering new relationships between things, people and places.
Archives This is a special blackout edition! Past: October 11 → December 16, 2012 In a broader sense, the meaning of ‘blackout’ —primarily an electrical failure or momentary interruption, opens up to new organizations, perceptions and different ways of experiencing time and space. Every person caught in a blackout must redefine the potentiality of public space, relate to strangers and invent new temporary forms of organization.
Archives When it Stops Dripping from the Ceiling (An Exhibition That Thinks About Edification) Past: June 12 → July 29, 2012 In present times, some are calling for the invention of new terminologies that can more accurately discern phenomena affecting our lives, culturally, socially, and politically. Sometimes, the terms that we need are not to be reinvented but merely excavated and given new meaning. Edification is perhaps one such term.
Archives Enacting Populism in its Mediæscape Past: February 18 → April 22, 2012 “Enacting Populism” tackles the relationships between art practices and the populist mediascape that connotes the current political Zeitgeist of Europe. During the last two months of the presidential elections campaign in France, it develops a historical perspective and a potentiality to re-think the meaning of participation as fundamental for democracy.
Archives Ben Kinmont — Prospectus : Paris Past: April 2 → May 1, 2011 Prospectus is a traveling survey show (in Amsterdam, Paris, New York, San Francisco) in which a selection of works from the past twenty-two years are exhibited and (re)activated. This exhibition will concentrate on the notion of exchange and economy through the presentation of six projects from 1992 to the present.
Archives L’Exposition Lunatique Past: October 2 → November 14, 2010 La Fondation Kadist a le plaisir d’annoncer le deuxième volet de « Points de vue sur la collection », une série d’expositions conçues à partir de sa collection. Une errance entre formes, idées, mots, projections, ainsi se tisse L’Exposition Lunatique, à la fois absurde et lacunaire.
Archives The Decapitation of Money — La Décapitation de la monnaie Past: June 5 → July 25, 2010 In the exhibition, you are standing at the heart of a bicephalous space reflecting Goldin & Senneby’s main research led during their residency in Paris. Here, two historical events from the late 1930’s and early 50’s are confronted. In one of these spaces, you find yourself reading a map of the Marly forest…