Abraham Poincheval


Performance, mixed media

Abraham Poincheval

Past: February 3 → May 8, 2017

During his solo performances, Abraham Poincheval pushes back his physical and mental limits. For him, life in autarky, enclosure, immobility or the progressive loss of senses are all means to explore human nature.

As with the giant bottle, inside which Abraham Poincheval is going up the river Rhône against its current, the exhibition will bring together several habitations in which, or on which, he has lived for several days.

Alongside these habitations, two performances lasting several days, and which have been specially conceived by the artist for his show at Palais de Tokyo, are presented. While testing out the artist’s body, they will lead him to experience the temporalities of the animal and mineral worlds. This show comes after the presentation of his habitable sculpture Ours (Bear) as part of the group exhibition “Inside” in 2014, and his performance Vigie / Stylite (Lookout / Stylite) as part of the Nuit blanche 2016, under the artistic direction of Palais de Tokyo.

Curator: Adélaïde Blanc